Pat is survived by five children: Patrick J. Cunningham (Laura) and David J. Cunningham, (Susan) of Queensbury, Mark J. Cunningham (Shannon) of Greenwich, CT, Tyler D. Cunningham of Lake Placid and Meredith D. Cunningham of the North Creek; eight grandchildren: (Elle, Colin, Mara, Aiden, Zachery, Declan, Teagen and Dylan); siblings: Richard B. Cunningham of Troy, Mary C. Moro and Thomas J. Cunningham of North Creek. He was predeceased by his brother James Cunningham.
Pat was a picker and grill. Friends and relatives remember the roast pork on his old bus engine, Christmas dinners with a venison stew after a day of skiing in Gore, lively 12 point dollar talks over a hunter’s cocktail (or two) every November and bonfires after the spring rafting. He enjoyed serving the Pimm’s Cup in special Kentucky Derby glasses, doing boat races on Blue Mountain Lake, grilling lobsters for his employees at Beaver Meadows during foliage peaks, and sponsoring ski-joring races for them. local children on the trails behind Ski Barn. . Many summer gatherings were held on the porch of the Blue Mountain Lake Inn (belly dancers welcome), which he led for over 40 years. Pat touched us all.
The life of Patrick J. Cunningham will be celebrated on Saturday, July 24 at Cunningham’s Ski Barn at 3268 State Route 28, North Creek starting at 10:30 am with a memorial service at 11:00 am and a barbecue and stories to follow. Everyone who knew and loved Pat is welcome.