James “Jim” F. Cunius, Sr, 68, of Wilmington passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCare Center.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Sarah McDonnell Cunius. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years Mary S. Cunius, of the home, son James F. Cunius, Jr and wife Cynthia, Wesley Chapel, Florida, daughter Patricia Owen and husband William, Wilmington, NC, daughter Denise McNeil, of the home, son Daniel Cunius and wife Judy, Marshville, NC., two sisters Patricia Lample and husband Harry, Mary Ann Cunius, all of Gurnee, IL., 12 beloved grandchildren, 1 great grandson and numerous loving nieces and nephews.
Jim was very involved with The Knights of Columbus Council 1074 where he served as Grand Knight and District Deputy. He was also very active with the Ogden-New Hanover Volunteer Rescue Squad where he served several terms as Chief. Jim was retired from New Hanover County EMS as a Paramedic. Jim was an avid Philadelphia Sports fan and loved dogs.
Funeral Mass will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 2, 2007 at St. Mary Catholic Church where a visitation for family and friends will begin at 8:30 AM.
Because Jim will not be interred, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice or the charity of your choice.
Special thanks to Dr. Michele Moran Clancy and staff, Dr. Paul Kamitsuka and staff and the many caregivers who assisted Jim during his extended illness.
Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099