William M. Cunningham (1929 - 2017)

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Mr. William M. Cunningham, 88, formerly of Warren, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, at Southwoods Assisted Living.
He was born in Sandy Township, DuBois, on Jan. 23, 1929, to the late James M. and Violet Brenton Cunningham.
Mr. Cunningham graduated from DuBois High School, class of 1946, and after being in the military he graduated from DuBois Business College in 1950 with an associate's in accounting and business.
He entered the United States Navy on June 12, 1946, in Pittsburgh, Pa., and served during World War II; having been honorably discharged on April 22, 1948 in Norfolk, Va.
William married Catherine Defibaugh on May 22, 1954, in Smethport, Pa. She preceded him in death on Oct. 9, 2008.
He began working for Sylvania in 1950 and was relocated with them several times in Emporium, Smethport, Titusville, and Warren. He retired in 1989, after 39 years of employment.
William enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing, and after his retirement he enjoyed outdoor photography. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.
He is survived by his four children: Cathi Thomas and husband Gary of Titusville, Linda Miller and husband Glenn of Flower Mound, Texas, Patricia Nutt and husband Jim of Warren and James Cunningham and wife Emily of Clarion; 10 grandchildren: Amy Pabon and husband Mario of Newburg, N.Y., Jeffrey Thomas and wife Linda of Titusville, Caitlin Miller of San Diego, Calif., Ryan Miller of Austin, Texas, Derek Collins of Tuscan, Ariz., Benjamin Nutt of Warren, Donald, Blaise, Mercedes, and Raven Cunningham of Clarion; four great-grandchildren: Jessica, Hunter, Ava, and Mya; and a sister, Lois Crawford and Randy of Brockway.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Violet Cunningham.
Friends and family are welcome to attend a funeral service at Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home, 303 N. Washington St., Titusville, PA 16354 on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at 2 p.m. with Mrs. Jacqueline Wagner officiating and full military rights observed.
Interment will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Smethport, Pa.
The family would like to thank the staff at Southwoods Assisted Living for their care, compassion, and friendship during William's stay there.
Memorial contributions can be made to Crawford County Hospice, 406 W. Oak Street, Titusville, PA 16354 and Warren County Hospice, 2 W. Crescent Park, Warren, PA 16365.
You may leave a condolence for the family at www.garrettfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Published in The Courier Express on Sept. 12, 2017
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