Tim was born in Long Beach, NY to Francis J. and Juann K. Cunningham. He is survived by his wife Sally (Newell) his mother, a locally know horse aficionado, artist and seamstress. His brothers Frank J. (Mary Clare) C. Brett Cunningham (Enid) and sister Diana G. Cunningham. His sons Timothy S. Cunningham Jr. of FL, Shawn Michael of MO. Grandsons Maxwell Collier of CO, Bayne Cunningham of MO. and granddaughters Isabella and Madolyn Cunningham of FL.
Tim was a 1964 graduate of Skaneateles Central School. He was a member of CNY Laborers 633, retiring after many years in 2007. He loved his fellow construction workers and formed lasting bonds with them.
Always one with a quick wit and a propensity for telling great stories, Tim would regale loved ones and peers with his insight into the workings of the construction trades in CNY.
Continuing his mother's love of all thing’s horses, Tim developed a lifelong love of the game of polo, which he played for a number of years with the Skaneateles Polo team under the direction of David O. Chase, with his brother, Frank. Camaraderie’s during the heydays of the club were cherished. He was a past member of the Limestone Hunt Club and delighted in galloping the rolling green hills in Cazenovia and Skaneateles. Many horses passed through his life over the years, in particular his beloved quarter horse Chappy.
Many may recall Tim as something of a prankster, most likely to have crossed paths with a stern warning from Chief George Davis that he was entering into territories that would get him into serious trouble. Fortunately, he heeded the warnings and had nothing but the highest regard for the local constabulary.
With one of the kindest, soft heart, Tim chose in lieu of flowers that you love deeply, be true to yourself and if donations are considered that his wishes would be to Upstate Cancer Center at University Hospital and Hospice of CNY and the Finger Lakes for their expert care and compassion.
There will be no services at this time.
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