Charles Cunningham ’49

Charles Cunningham ’49, a resident of Granite Hill Estates retirement community in Hallowell, Maine, died Oct. 13 at the age of 84. He grew up in Scarsdale, N.Y., the son of Warren W. Cunningham and Lucy Pinckney Elliott Cunningham and nephew of Margaret C. Woodson. He graduated from Davidson in 1949 and received his law degree from Columbia Law School in 1959. He began his legal career in New York City in 1959 prior to opening his own firm in Scarsdale, where he practiced law for nearly 40 years. A resident of Scarsdale for over 60 years, Cunningham volunteered in many organizations, including Chamber of Commerce (Citizen of the Year in 1990), Rotary Club (former president and Paul Harris Award recipient), Scarsdale Congregational Church (former moderator), Friends of the Scarsdale Parks, Scarsdale Open Society Association, Youth Employment Service, Task Force on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Boy Scouts of America, Student Transfer Education Program (STEP), School and Village Non-Partisan Nominating Committees, and Board of Directors of the Woodson Foundation of Salisbury. Cunningham leaves his wife of 62 years, Beverly Brown Cunningham, 60 Balsam Dr., Apt. 217, Hallowell, ME 04347. He is survived by four sons, Charles D. Cunningham (Yuko Usami), Wilfred B. Cunningham (Kathleen P.), Warren W. Cunningham (Marie Sitchenko), and John B. E. Cunningham ’79 (Lynn H.); four grandchildren, Eugene, Rachel, Charlotte, and Gayle Cunningham; his sister, Esther C. Shay; and three nephews. Cunningham will be deeply missed by STEP students Charles A. Long and Geraldine Williams Moore, who became family members while attending Scarsdale High School.