Marcus E. Cunningham

Marcus (Marc) Eddy Cunningham, Jr., born September 3, 1937, in Pontiac, MI, passed away
Sept. 30 at his home in Greenville, SC, of cancer. He was the son of the late Marcus and Mary
Cunningham of Bloomfield Hills, MI.

Marc is survived by his wife, Chris; sons Marcus III (Christine) of Arlington, VA, and Robert
(Caroline) of Berkeley, CA; daughters Sarah Cloyd (Jim) of El Cajon, CA, Elizabeth Cunningham
(Michael) of Seattle, WA, Mary Ellen Cunningham (Matt) of Seattle, WA, and Susan Cunningham
(Gary) of Durango, CO; and twelve grandchildren. Marc was predeceased by a brother, Charles
Cunningham, and a sister, Susan Williams.

Marc grew up in Michigan, attending the Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, MI, at which he
recently celebrated his 60th high school reunion. Marc was a devoted supporter and proud
alumnus of Yale University in New Haven, CT, where he received his undergraduate education
while lettering in baseball and singing baritone—a lifelong pleasure—in the 50th anniversary
class of the Whiffenpoofs. After Yale, Marc received an MBA from Columbia University in New
York City, and then began a career in industrial manufacturing and construction at Cunningham-
Limp Company, founded by his father. Marc and Chris moved from Michigan to Greenville in
1983, when Marc became the President of Yeargin Construction Company, later acquired by the
Perini Corporation. They happily called Greenville home ever since.

Always a vivacious presence, Marc enjoyed playing and watching sports all his life: cheering at his children’s games, rooting for the Michigan Wolverines, and playing tennis and golf,
especially at the Belvedere Club in Charlevoix, MI, where he and Chris spent cherished time in
the summers, often with family.

He was a communicant at Christ Church Episcopal, Greenville, where he participated in the
weekly Men’s Study Group and various volunteer activities, and, in summers, at Christ Church
Episcopal, Charlevoix, MI.

Marc was known for his gregariousness, sense of humor and adventure, curiosity, and most of
all devotion to his family. He was a loving husband and father, and is deeply missed.

The family expresses thanks for the tireless care provided by Dr. Joe Stephenson and the
Greenville Hospital Cancer Institute, and Homestead Hospice.

A memorial service will be held at Christ Church Episcopal, Greenville, at noon on Sat., Oct. 3. Memorials may be made to Christ Church Episcopal, 10 North St., Greenville, SC 29601.