James F Cunius, Sr

January 10, 1939 - May 30, 2007
James F Cunius, Sr

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

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  • June 10, 2007
    Nicole Cressler says:
    There are those who enter our lives and leave permanent footprints on our soul. I learned so much, not just about patient care, but caring about the patient from Jim. I no longer am in EMS, but it is those from our past that shape our future. May we all take the time he took to help others whatever the need may be. God bless all the family, your in my prayers.

  • June 10, 2007
    Patty Owen (Cunius) says:
    My Mom and brothers and sister and I would like to thank all of you for your condolences. Your outpouring of tributes to my Dad have been heartwarming and a blessing to all of us. Please know that he had not only touched your life, but you touched his life also. Please keep Mom in your prayers. Thank you all so much!

  • June 10, 2007
    Thetus Horrell says:
    What a moving service. The church was so beautiful. Patty, Denise and brother, I know your Dad was so proud of the tributes you paid him. You are such a big and loving family.

  • June 10, 2007
    C. D. (Dal) Burton says:
    I was so saddened to hear that Jim had passed. He was a great man. He was one of the most caring, and considerate EMS guys I have ever worked with. Jim was truly dedicated to helping others, and he did it all the time. It was always a great privilege for me to see Jim and Mary, usually in the street, or where ever we crossed paths. Jim will be missed by all of us. Mary, we will keep you and your family in our prayers. Dal & wife, Diane Burton Battalion Chief, WFD, Retired

  • June 09, 2007
    Drake Fox says:
    I was sorry to hear of "Dad's" passing. He fought a gallant struggle and I will always remember the lessons he taught all of us over the years. Drake