Roy George Cunningham

April 03, 1929 - December 05, 2014

Roy George Cunningham

April 03, 1929 - December 05, 2014


Roy George Cunningham was born on April 3, 1929 to Waldo and Alma in the Bronx, New York.
An active member of the Mount Baker Amateur Radio Club, Roy served as treasurer for ten years. He was also a member of the Gold Club in Seattle and he enjoyed mining areas in Oregon, California, and Arizona with his good friend John Clark. He enjoyed fishing, hiking, and tinkering in his garage. Roy was also a proud Army veteran and served during the Korean War.
Roy and his wife Grace would take trips in their trailer to many states and took in numerous highlights. On many occasions, their excursions were with friends and family.
Roy was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife Grace of 43 years, three sons; Larry Cunningham of Bellingham, Alan (Amy) Cunningham of Seattle, and Geoffrey Johnston of Fresno, CA, three daughters; Jan (Ray) Poradun of Bellingham, Laurie (David) Anderson of Lafeyette, OR, and Karen (Larry) Stahlecker of Lynden, and six grandchildren; Tyler, Haley, Janna, Holly, Bryce, and Jacob.
Preceding Roy in death are his two sisters Alma and Helen, both of New York City.
He was passionate about all his pursuits. Roy will be missed dearly.

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: December 12, 2014 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Greenacres Memorial Park
  • Location: 5700 Northwest Drive Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (360) -38-4-3401

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: December 12, 2014 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Moles Greenacres Chapel
  • Location: 5700 Northwest Drive Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (360) -38-4-3401

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12 responses to Roy George Cunningham

  1. Tom Thweatt says:

    Roy will be greatly missed in our community, a loss that only Roy could fill. My son Nick and I knew him from the Mt Baker Amateur Radio Club, Whatcom ACS and Blaine ACS from which we were all members of. Always a pleasure and fun to be around, his sense of humor was one of a kind; with Roy he was the genuine article. You knew where you stood with him as he will tell you without hesitation, which made it easy and you would never had to guess how Roy felt about any particular topic. We had the privilege to know and work with him on numerous radio projects and his personality would come through the airwaves to the point were you knew it was him and his voice without a doubt, that’s has to be Roy, who else would it be? Rest in peace our dear friend. May the lord look over you now, and bring peace and comfort to your family

  2. Amy Cloud says:

    Grace and family, I am so sorry for your loss! Roy was “larger than life” in so many ways, which means his absence will loom especially large. He certainly made an impression on me when I first met him (when Jan and I were freshmen), and I was blessed to cross paths with him many times and many ways over the years. During the MS Walks, he was there. At hospital ham radio events, he was there. During the community’s emergency response drills, he was there. When I didn’t see him at the last one, I became worried… and started praying for him, and for you. Wishing you grace, peace and strength now and in all the challenging days to come. Please know that you are lifted in love and prayer, Amy Cloud

  3. PJ McGuire says:

    Al I am sorry to hear about your fathers death. You are in my thoughts and heart always.

    Love PJ (Patty)

  4. I will always remember Roy. Driving down the freeway and there was a truck in front of us and Ed says I think that is Roy’s truck. We pull up along side, yes it is Roy driving. I am almost hanging out the window waving at him. His passenger has this perplexed look of who is this crazy person hanging out the window. Roy did too , till he recognized the truck. But I bet he had some explaining to do later. RIP “Uncle Roy”

  5. Roy was a one of kind; very humble, caring and had a wonderful sense of humor including himself! It was amazing to be around his fondness and sense of gentleness.
    If I could follow Roy’s footsteps on help to help others more than himself….I will try to do that. Sad to see a good friend leave. God Bless Roy….he truly will be missed greatly.

    Saddest Regards to Family,

    Paul Atchison

    Former Blaine ACS member

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