Jeremiah (Jerry) A. Counihan, 91, formerly of 224 Harrison Street, died yesterday. He had been ill three years.
Born in Frostburg, he was a son of the late John and Catherine (Keating) Counihan.
Mr. Counihan was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and was an avid tennis enthusiast, having played while in his seventies.
He was a retired assistant district superintendent of the Prudential Insurance Company and was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 1442, Frostburg and the Third Degree of that Council.
Twice married, his first wife, Mrs. Theresa (Burkey) Counihan, died in 1918, and his second wife, Mrs. Regina (Mattingly) Counihan, died in 1969.
Surviving are two sons, Joseph P. Counihan, RD 3, Bedford Road; Thomas P. Counihan, this city; two daughters, Mrs. Julia Wilson, Bowman’s addition; Mrs. Rose Shaffer, city; 15 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Shaffer Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted in the funeral home tomorrow at 1 p.m. The Rev. Charles Paskel will officiate and interment will be in the Branch Mountain Methodist Cemetery, Three Churches.
Source: Jeremiah Counihan, Cumberland Sunday Times, Cumberland, Maryland, 14 December 1975, p. 34.
Jerry, my first cousin-twice removed, was indirectly responsible for getting me hooked on genealogy. His letter to my Granduncle Charles Keating, detailing the Keating family history and immigration, was what started me on this journey.