The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

February 13, 2013

Mary L. Cunkelman

The Tribune-Democrat

RICHLAND TOWNSHIP — CUNKELMAN – Mary L., 91, Richland Township, went to be with the Lord Feb. 12, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center. Born April 4, 1921, in Luzerne, Pa., daughter of Charles and Mary (Sabo) Shimko. Preceded in death by parents; husband, George T. Cunkelman Sr.; brothers, Charlie, Mike, John, Steve and Louis; and sister, Elizabeth Shimko. Survived by loving sons, John C., married to the former Ruth A. Kirkpatrick, Berwinsdale, Pa.; and George T. Jr., married to the former Yen Kim Do, Johnstown; grandchildren, Mary E. (Kevin) Gingrich, Hanover, Md.; John (Isabella) Cunkelman, Berwinsdale, Pa.; and James (Lisa) Cunkelman, Fairbanks, Alaska; Kimberly (Christopher) Stewart, Canonsburg, Pa.; Ann (Jamie) McDonnell, Fort Drum, N.Y.; and Georgiana (Shawn) Novatny, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; great-grandchildren, William, Iian, John, Veronica, Joseph, Christian, Rylie, Addison and Kai; and several nieces and nephews. Member of Bethany Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening and working with flowers in her garden. Mary loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is now with her best friend and love of her life, George Sr. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. Saturday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, Pastor Denise Ann Todero, CRE, officiating. Entombment, Richland Cemetery Mausoleum. The family suggests contributions be directed to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720 ( in memory of Mary. Online condolences may be posted to

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