Frank W. Cunningham, M.D. passed away on October 2, 2010 due to complications from a stroke. He was born September 9, 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in the South Bay since age 4. He was a gifted and caring Orthopedic Surgeon and inventor who practiced at LCMH and Torrance Memorial from 1963 to 1986. He retired from surgery in 1986 and continued to practice medicine in doing medical disability evaluations until 2009. Frank is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jasmine; daughters Diane (Brad) Petersen, Niki (Russ) Schatz, Kathleen (Toby) Blue and son Chris Cunningham; 8 grandchildren: Michael, Andrew, Matthew and Christine Petersen; Sarah and Stephen Schatz; Chloe and Francesca Blue; and 13 beloved nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church in Redondo Beach on Friday, October 8, 2010 at 1:00 PM with a private burial to follow at Green Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All Life Charities, C/O Deacon Frank Dieter, St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church, 1900 S. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

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  1. Dear Jasmine and Family, We were sincerely saddened by the news of Frank’s passing. We will keep you and yours in our thoughts and prayers that God may give you the strength to endure this most difficult time. We love you and God Bless.

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