John J. Cunnard, 78, of Economy Borough, died Sunday, October 18, 2020 in St. John's Specialty Care Center, Mars. He was born January 26, 1942 in Sewickley, to the late David R. and Virginia (Gruey) Cunnard. He was a retired steelworker having worked at Bethlehem Steel and Hussey Copper where he was the president of their labor unions. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed riding his motorcycle. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Army in the 101st Airborne Division. Preceding him in death in addition to his parents were his wife Agnes T. (Yasurek) Cunnard, a daughter, Sherry Lois and granddaughter, Ashley Lois. He is survived by a son, John J. Cunnard of Jacksonville, FL, daughter, Jacqueline Cunnard of Ambridge; grandson, Alan (Seanna) Lois of Zelienople; three great grandchildren, Lincoln, Brianna and Kayliegh; three brothers, Walter (Karen) Cunnard, David (Cathy) Cunnard, all of Glenfield, Kenneth Cunnard of Ambridge and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Wednesday from 6-8 PM and Thursday from 2-8 PM in the John Syka Funeral Home, 833 Kennedy Drive Ambridge. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, only 25 people are permitted in the funeral home at one time which includes the immediate family. Please be brief in paying your respects to allow others the same privilege. Masks are required and social distancing will be followed. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM on Friday in Good Samaritan Catholic Church. Interment with full military honors provided by the Beaver County Special Unit and the US Army will follow in Good Samaritan Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations if desired may be made to www.HillmanResearch.UPMC.Edu/Giving or to The National Kidney Foundation, 2503 Sidney Street Suite 230 Pittsburgh, PA 15203.
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