I am saddened to inform you of the death of Mason Cunningham, 20, a sophomore geology major from Punxsutawney, on Saturday, September 10, following a traffic accident in Indiana.

The Deeley Funeral Home in Punxsutawney is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete at this time.


Friends will be received from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Deeley Funeral Home, 33 Hillcrest Drive, Punxsutawney.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday at the funeral home with Monsignor Joseph Riccardo officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made, in memory of Mason, to the Indiana County Humane Society, 191 Airport Road, Indiana, PA 15701, or to Western PA CARES for Kids, 3262 Route 322, Brookville, PA 15825.

Online life stories in Mason's memory are invited.

The death of someone you knew can evoke strong feelings. The best way to cope is to talk to your closest friends, family members, or trusted teachers. There are people among us who have experienced similar events, and they are often more than willing to help others going through difficult circumstances.

Students who would like to speak with a counselor should call 724-357-2621 or visit the Counseling Center in the Center for Health and Well-Being, Suites on Maple East. Walk-in hours at the Counseling Center are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Counselors will be available for crisis appointments and consultation and to offer guidance and support during difficult times.

Members of the IUP Interfaith Council also are available. Please call 724-357-4040 to have a campus minister provide support.


Michael A. Driscoll