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September 11, 2023


Ruth F. Cunningham, of Mountain Top, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 11, 2023, at the age of 95.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Jennie Hopersberger and was a graduate of Fairview Township High School, class of 1946, where she was the valedictorian.  Ruth enjoyed spending time with family, especially her three grandchildren and great grandson. Ruth was an excellent cook and seamstress; she enjoyed crochet, embroidery, quilling, scherenschnitte and working with stained glass. She was an avid book reader and enjoyed keeping up to date with the latest health advances and was very computer literate.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jack J. Cunningham of 51 years; infant daughter, Sheila Cunningham; son-in-law, Dr. Richard Ottaviani; brothers William, Paul, Frederick and Thomas Hopersberger; sisters, Elaine Kahley and Janice Manciocchi.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving children, Diane Ottaviani of Mountain Top, Linda Harford and her husband, Scott of Bellefonte, John Cunningham and his wife, Gail of White Haven; grandchildren, Jillian Harford, Dr Allison Harford, Mark Ottaviani and his wife, Elizabeth and their son, Adam. She is also survived by her sister Rosemary Camasso of Mountain Top; nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of the family from the Desiderio-Lehman Funeral and Cremation, 436 S. Mountain Blvd Mountain Top.

Memorial donations may be made to the Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, the Wright Township Fire Department or the charity of your choice.

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