David J. Cunningham

March 6, 1958 - September 17, 2015
David J. Cunningham

David J. Cunningham, 57, of Holiday, FL. passed away September 17, 2015. He is the son of Jane Aldrich and the late David G. Cunningham. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy.

He is survived by his loving wife, Phyllis E. Cunningham; sons, Michael Cunningham, Christopher Cunningham; stepson, Paul Fenn; stepdaughters, Diane Campo and Jessica Reichart; sisters, Margaret Radetski, Becky Cunningham and 14 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday September 26, 2015 at 1pm at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, 5228 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at https://donate.cancer.org/index. Online condolences may be offered at michels-lundquist.com


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  • September 18, 2015
    Phyllis Cunningham says:
    When I moved to Florida, 9/10/2005, I told everyone when I moved that my soul mate was living in Florida and I was moving down to find him. I started working at St. Anthonys Hospital in October 2005 and not long after became acquainted with one of the Bay Linen delivery drivers. You could not miss this man because he always had a smile, hello, and laughs for everyone. His name was Dave and I began to look forward to him showing up @ lunchtime every day that he worked. We began to spend more & more time talking during his visits and before long one of my co-workers, Ted, decided that enough is enough; we needed to officially "date". Our date was wonderful. Chilis for dinner, and then to the bowling alley where we just sat with a couple beers and talked long into the night. I knew right then that this was different, HE was different, than any other man I had known. We went out many times after that although the miles between us were many. (Holiday - St. Petersburg) I remember the 1st time he said "I Love You" was in the cafeteria at St. Anthonys. Took me by surprise, not the environment you would expect, but he said what he felt when he felt it and I wouldnt have it any other way. It wasnt long until we moved in together. We changed homes a few times, jobs a few times, but we were a couple. We were forever. I remember when he "proposed". We had always known we would get married but he was not the type to do anything by the book. He bought a ring, and when I got home from work he handed me the box and said "you know I love you". Thats how he rolls!!!! It was beautiful and I could not have been happier. In 2009 he started having some health problems, but we got through them with our love and lots of humor. He was diagnosed with Cancer in 2011 and thats also when we decided to get married. His wish was to make my dreams come true and with the help of his ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL family, we got married 9/10/11 on Sunset Beach - at sunset. We spent the next few years at Dr.s, chemo, radiation, but the love and the humor never wavered. He is my best friend, my soul mate. He has made me the woman I am today: a stronger, gentler, funnier (I hope), happier person. I have learned so much from this Man that will be a part of me until I join him. I could relate every wonderful moment weve shared, every fantastic vacation or weekend getaway. Many of the best times were having dinner together watching jeopardy. Its far too many to list. Its been a wonderful journey for us while we were together here, it continues in my heart, until we meet again.

  • September 18, 2015
    Diane Campo says:
    Since I could remember until I graduatedfrom high school David was there and I didnt understand terms like stepfather he was just my second dad who was always there. I cant say it was always perfect but I remember the little things like him putting his arms around me to say he loved me when I was doing dishes telling me I did them right.I also remember the motorcycle rides and him teaching me about them. I remember a green van from P.S.I. and pink Floyd blaring.Its the little things you dont forget his ability to work hard to provide. I remember family fun at Grandmas Cunningham and the cousins. I know he was there when I graduated. But what mostly sticks out is at my wedding the father Daughter Dance. As the D.J. called us up and his hands were shaking and he smiled his smile and said to me I dont know if I can do this but Ill try for you. He told me I looked beautiful and I thanked him for putting up with me and we danced.Thanksfor everything Dad.Thanks for never leaving my side with Jacob. Thanks for that and for being my side when he was born.Love You!

  • September 18, 2015
    The Staff of Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home says:
    Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

  • September 18, 2015
    Phyllis Cunningham says:
    Always in my heart.

    "TO INFINITY AND BEYOND"

  • September 18, 2015
    Michael Cunningham says:
    Always in my heart Dad, I'll see you at the cross roads..

  • September 18, 2015
    Kenneth, Regina Weiner says:
    Prayers for the family RIP David

  • September 18, 2015
    Eric & Randa pusateri says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, so sorry for your loss.

  • September 18, 2015
    Sara Pauley says:
    I'm so glad that I have been a part of your life. It has been an honor. I'm praying for you Phyllis.

  • September 18, 2015
    sherry baker says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

  • September 18, 2015
    margaret ackley says:
    Our thoughts and prays are with you and your family in time of life.

  • September 18, 2015
    Shonda Segeren says:
    We will keep your family in our prayers rest in piece

  • September 19, 2015
    Gabrielle Wood says:
    There are no words that will truly comfort the sorrow of losing David. It is the memories of his brilliant smile and the twinkle in his eye that now must warm our hearts. Love you, David.

  • September 20, 2015
    Dreama Houck says:
    So sorry for the loss of your loved one. Thoughts and prayers for all.

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