Published in The Washington Post on Sept. 3, 2017
RODNEY EDWARD CUNNINGHAM (Age 72)
Of Washington, DC, Ledroit Park died August 26, 2017.
He was born to the late Simeon and Gladys Cunningham. He was the youngest of two siblings,
Joyce Freeman and the late Duncan Cunningham.
He graduated from McKinley Tech, Class of 1963, and attended U.S. Navy S.E.A.L. and U.S.
Navy Fleet Sonar Schools.
He studied to be a Respiratory Therapist and worked at Capital Hill and Providence Hospitals.
He was very passionate about providing the best medical services for people with HIV/AIDS
and he adored his colleagues at Providence Hospital.
He is survived by his son, Eddie; his daughter, Tammy (John); his sister, Joyce (James) and a
host of loving grandchildren, nieces, nephews and very special friends. The family thanks you all
for your condolences.
The service will be private.
Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, P.A.
Waldorf and Mechanicsville, MD