Mark D. Cunningham

CLINTON — Mark D. Cunningham, 64, of Clinton, passed away at 5:54 p.m. on May 26, 2020, at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Ill.
Private services due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday May 30, 2020, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. with Cris Rogers officiating. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to Second Chance for Pets pet adoption and The Vault.
Mark was born on November 12, 1955, in Canastota, N.Y., the son of Bruce T. and Dorothy F. (Avery) Cunningham. He married Pam Bianucci on June 23, 1979.
Survivors include his Wife, Pam Cunningham, Clinton; daughters Amanda Visinia, Clinton; Jamie (Donald) Koons, Bloomington; three  grandchildren Leilani Visinia, Matai Visinia, Koa Visinia and Baby Koons on the way; sister Terri Cunningham, Charlotte, N.C.; sisters and brothers in-law Rita (Alan) Moore, Clinton; Linda (Mike) Reandeau, Gerton, N.C.; and several nieces and a nephew.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mark was the owner of C & G Landscape Design and recently worked for Nelson Excavating. He enjoyed gardening, beekeeping, landscaping, camping, snowmobiling and most of all spending time with his grandchildren.
Mark had a huge, fun-loving personality and everyone who knew him has a favorite “Mark” story to share. He greeted everyone with a smile on his face and a playful twinkle in his eye. Mark was a loving and nurturing husband, father, and “grumpy grampy.”
During this past winter’s pandemic, he delighted in taking part in homeschooling his three grandchildren, but he preferred out-of-book lessons like knot-tying, birdwatching, and planting seeds for spring. Mark’s impact on his family, friends, and community was far-reaching, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
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