Charles E. Cunningham February 18, 1943 - January 10, 2023

Charles E. Cunningham

Date of Funeral

January 17, 2023

Charles “Charlie” E. Cunningham, 79, passed away peacefully January 10, 2023, at Sterling Health Care, Media PA. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was a lifelong resident of Brookhaven, PA. He served his community as a Brookhaven Police officer for 38 years, serving the last 15 years as Detective. He also served in the United States Navy. Charlie was a member of the FOP Lodge #27. He loved classic cars and enjoyed going to car shows with his son-in-law, Rob. Charlie and his wife made many friends bringing their dog, Bailey, to Wawa and visiting with people for hours at a time. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and cherished spending time with his granddaughters, Kaylee and Morgan.

Charles is predeceased by his beloved wife of 57 years, Sandra, who just passed away December 16, 2022, and his parents Terrence and Mary Cunningham.

He is survived by his loving and devoted daughter Lisa Butler (Rob); his sons Mark and James Cunningham; his sister Helen Malseed; and 9 grandchildren.

Visitation Tuesday 9:30am-11:00am at the funeral home. Followed by the funeral service Tuesday 11amat the Bateman-Allen Funeral Home, 4220 Edgmont Ave., Brookhaven, PA, 19015. Burial SS Peter and Paul, Springfield, PA. Online condolences can be sent via

Funeral service Tuesday 11am at the Bateman-Allen Funeral Home, 4220 Edgmont Ave., Brookhaven, PA, 19015. Visitation Tuesday 9:30-11:00am at the funeral home. Burial SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield, PA.


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    Francis Bruno says

    I worked with Charlie on The Brookhaven Police Department from October 30, 1974 to July 15, 1977. Charlie was a great policeman who made a study of the Pennsylvania laws and knew them better than most. Charlie had a very dry sense of humor that was hilarious and he used it to keep everyone at ease at some of the horrific crime scenes and accidents we had to deal with over the three years we worked together. I stopped by his house from time to time and we always ended up retelling stories from the old days at Brookhaven PD. Charlie was a good friend who will be missed! RIP brother!

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