James Cunningham

Obituary of James Cunningham

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James I. Cunningham, 74, of West Windsor, New Jersey died Monday, November 24 2014 at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. Born in Albany, New York, he was a resident of West Windsor. He was the CEO of J.I.C. Commodities Corp. located in West Windsor. Son of the late Robert H. and Marion A. Cunningham, he is survived by his wife Joan (Thalken) Cunningham, a son and daughter-in-law Michael S. and Joan H. Cunningham and their daughters Tara and Darcy; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cathleen C. and F.X. Roche II and their daughters Riley and Frances; and Maureen C. and Richard H. Clements and their sons John, Daniel, Thomas, and David; two sisters Mary G. Cunningham and Roberta A. Spooner. James attended Gonzaga College High School in Washington, DC before receiving his Bachelor's Degree from Georgetown University. He later earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps as an F8 aviator. James was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross following heroic action in Vietnam. He actively traded commodities following his military service and was a member of the Chicago Board of Trade before becoming the CEO of J.I.C. Commodities Corp. James was an avid reader and eager to learn about new technologies. He enthusiastically supported his grandchildren's activities in their academics and sports. Memorial services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery and Gonzaga College High School at a later date next summer. In Lieu of flowers, donations to the Vietnam Veterans of America are preferred. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton New Jersey.
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