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David B. Cunningham


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David B. Cunningham

Pawling - David B. Cunningham, 95, a life-long resident of Pawling, passed away Friday, January 3, 2014 at Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel.

Born in Pawling on August 29, 1918, he was one of two sons born to John D. and Johanna (Bjoursen) Cunningham. His brother Francis died in 1990.

Dave was a US Army veteran, serving as a Staff Sargent during WWII.

Dave married "the love of his life", Helen Horn, on November 17, 1945 at the Pawling Central Baptist Church; Helen predeceased him on May 2, 2008.

Dave was a rural letter carrier for the Pawling Post Office for many years, finally retiring in 1975. During his life he worked for a number of businesses in the community, including his father-in-law's, the John W. Horn Funeral Home.

He was a Life-Member of the Pawling Fire Department, serving his community and surrounding areas for 74 years; a member of the Hasler-Kamp Post American Legion, Akin Hall Association, and Christ Church; Past Master of Pawling Grange #831; Past President of the Pawling PTA and the Pawling Investment Club, creating the school banking program; board member and docent of the Quaker Hill and Pawling Historical Society; and former Scout Master of Troup #34;

Dave is survived by his son Ashley Cunningham of Winthrop, NY and his daughter Sharon Turner and her husband, Bill, of Pawling; grandson Jared Turner and his wife Kathryn, and great-grandson Chase, grandson Bryan Turner and his wife, Erica, and granddaughter Grace Glokey and her husband Jake.

In addition to his parents, his wife, Helen, and brother, Francis, he is also predeceased by his sister-in-law, Alma.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 7th from 3-5 and 7-9 PM at the Horn & Thomes, Inc. Funeral Home, 83 East Main Street, Pawling. The Pawling Fire Department will hold a service at 7 PM and the American Legion at 7:15 PM. A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday at 11 AM at Christ Church, Quaker Hill, Pawling; burial will follow in Quaker Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dave's memory may be made to the Pawling Fire Department or Christ Church.

To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hornandthomesfuneralhome.com.

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Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Jan. 5, 2014
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