Ruth Ellen Friend Cunningham, 92, of Uniontown, beloved mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother, "a true angel, loved by all," passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Born June 23, 1929, in Hopwood, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Verna Friend.

She was the beloved wife to her late first husband, Kenneth Smith, and her late second husband, Paul B. Cunningham Sr.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert, Charles "Chuck" and Samuel Friend; and her sister, Katherine Friend.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Cheryl (the late Tom) Larosa, Kenneth Dale (Renee) Smith, Cynthia (Mark) Antonelli, Paul B. (Debbie) Cunningham Jr., Scott D. Cunningham, Susan (Charlie) Mitchell, David Leslie Cunningham and Amy (Jack) Nicklow; her grandchildren, Tammy Jenkins, Tommy Larosa, Bobby Deskovich, Todd Cunningham, Chris Cunningham, Rebecca Ann Cunningham, Charlie Mitchell Jr., Melissa Mitchell and Joshua and Haley Nicklow; great-grandchildren, Jessie and Jenna Jenkins, Hannah, Samuel, Bella and Lizzy Cunningham; her sisters, Erma (Cobe) Wohler, Janet (the late Warren) Brady, Mary (the late Jim) Smith; and her brother, Jerry (Patty) Friend. Many nieces and nephews also survive her.

Ruth was a member of Central Christian Church of Uniontown and everyone will miss her homemade chocolate chips and brownies.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 15, in STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME, 603 N. Gallatin Avenue Ext., Uniontown, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 16, with the Rev. Heather Simpson officiating. Entombment to follow at Sylvan Heights Cemetery Mausoleum.

Personal written tributes and memories are welcome and encouraged at www.hakyfuneralhome.com. "She sacrificed to make everybody's life she touched a bit brighter."

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