Obituary: William T. Cunningham< United States Navy Engineer

William T. Cunningham, 89, of Marmora, N.J., formerly of Wellesley, passed away Jan. 15, 2014.

Photo from Godfrey Funeral Home
Photo from Godfrey Funeral Home
Obituary from Godfrey Funeral Home:

William T. Cunningham, 89, of Marmora, N.J., formerly of Wellesley, 
passed away Jan. 15, 2014.

Born in Baton Rouge, La., Mr. Cunningham obtained a degree in engineering
from Louisiana State University at the age of 20, and became a United States Navy engineer in 1944, designing depth charges and other naval ordinance used in World War II.

As a young man, he also played baseball in industrial leagues that featured
some players who later became professional athletes, such as Y.A. Tittle
and Mel Didier.

In 1954, he married Margaret D. Cunningham, who was born in Berwyn, Pann., and predeceased him in September of 2013.

For more than 25 years, he was employed by the Stone & Webster engineering
company, working on design teams for the construction of bridges,
breweries, oil refineries and power plants, including nuclear energy
plants. For several years after retiring as an engineer, he and his wife managed a group home in Devon, Penn. for adults with emotional and cognitive
disabilities, which was owned by the Devereux Foundation.

He had a life-long passion for reading, learning and watching competitive sports.

He is survived by his daughter and grand-daughters, Peg, Maggie and
Lindsey Bergman of Holliston; his son, John Cunningham of Natick; his
brother, John N. Cunningham Jr. and his wife Delle, of Dallas, Texas; and
various nephews and nieces around the country.

Interment at Seaside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that friends and relatives make
donations to the Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation, 11 Independence
Way, Newark DE 19713.


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