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12/27/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Todd Cunningham

Todd Waddell Cunningham
(05 June 1962 - 24 Dec 2011)

The Pingry School (NJ) Class of @ 1979

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Tuesday.
   Todd Cunningham passed away in Newport News on Saturday, December 24, 2011, at the age of 49. 

   His father,    H. Westcott Cunningham (12 June 1921 - 24 July 2007), The Pingry School (NJ) Class of @ 1939, a founder and first President of the then Christopher Newport College, preceded him in death four years ago:

From the Daily Press - 12/27/11:

             Todd W. Cunningham



NEWPORT NEWS - Todd Waddell Cunningham passed away suddenly on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, in Newport News.

Todd was born on June 5, 1962, the son of the late H. Westcott and Cecil Waddell Cunningham. He graduated from the Pingry School in New Jersey, where his father was Headmaster. He was a New Jersey All State baseball catcher and later graduated from Lynchburg College, where he was a member of the ODCA championship baseball team. His MBA degree was awarded by the Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary, where he later served a term on the board. Todd served in executive positions with Northwest Airways, the Marriott Corporation, and was an Executive Vice President of LaFarge North America. He has served as CFO of several ventures, and was recently serving as a consultant. Todd was a devoted sportsman, who reached out to many young people as a coach and friend. He coached many of his sons' teams.


Todd Cunningham



Mr. Cunningham is survived by his wife of 23 years, the former Margaret Hood Smith of Newport News; sons, Todd Waddell Jr., and John William "Jack"; sister, Ann Cunningham Davis; mother, Cecil Cary Waddell Cunningham; and several nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held at Ware Episcopal Church Cemetery in Gloucester. A memorial service will be held at Vienna Presbyterian Church in Vienna, Va., at a later date.

In Todd's memory, contributions may be made to William and Mary's Mason School of Business, P.O. Box 2220, Williamsburg, VA 23187; The H. Westcott Cunningham Scholarship at Christopher Newport University, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606; or Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St, NE Vienna, VA 22180.

Arrangements are in the care of Peninsula Funeral Home View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from December 27 to December 28, 2011.
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December 27, 2011  
Margaret, I am so sorry to here about Todd. I will always remember the good times that TC and I had at Lynchburg College. I will never forget his great personality and smile. God bless you and your family.

~ Steve Suttle, Newport News, Virginia


December 27, 2011  

Margaret, my condolences on your loss. I have fond memories of Todd and Ann growing up on Spottswood Lane. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

~ Laura Bateman, Richmond, Virginia

December 27, 2011  

Cecil Cary, I was stunned to read about Todd. I neverrealized that he was at Lynchburg College with my son Skip. My heart breaks for all of you. May God hold you close and give you strength. If I can help you in any way here in Virginia, please call. Hugs, Dana Lee

~ Dana Lee Wasserman, Newport News, Virginia

December 27, 2011  

CC what a sad day for your family. I'm so sorry for your loss.

~ Marge Jones (Gloucester)

December 27, 2011  

Margaret, words cannot begin to say how sorry I am. Your family and you are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.

~ Paige Stone, Newport News, Virginia


December 27, 2011  

Margaret, words cannot adequately describe my sorrow for your loss. Todd was such a genuine person and had such a great personality. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

~ Robin Hogg Huddle, Fredericksburg, Virginia

December 27, 2011  

Keeping all of you close in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. May God continue to give you strength and courage during this very difficult time.
I am here, please don't hesitate to call for anything.

With lots of love, Pam

~ Pam Kendrick, Vienna, Virginia

December 27, 2011  
Margaret - There are no words to express my sadness after learning of Todd's sudden passing. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are certainly with you and with Todd's entire family. I have shared many experiences and have great times with Todd. May your fondest memories and the comfort of God give you strength during this most difficult time.

December 27, 2011  
Jack and family, words can't describe how truly sorry I am. Coach Cunningham was a role model and an all around great guy. He taught all of us Knights a knowledge of baseball that could help us carry out our dreams of a successful baseball career. I'm glad he was my coach.

~ Collin Banks, Fairfax, Virginia

December 27, 2011  
Margaret, Todd Jr., and Jack,
We are so very saddened to hear about Todd. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and will be.

~ Albert, Lynn, Alex and Evan Jacquez

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  Our sincerest condolences are extended to the Cunningham family and their friends at this most difficult of times.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

 O God, Our Help in Ages Past

Words by Isaac Watts, The Psalms of David, 1719 (based on Psalm 90)
(17 July 1674 - 25 Nov 1748)

Music, St. Anne, by
William Croft, 1708
(10 Dec 1678 - 14 Aug 1727)

1. O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.

2. Under the shadow of Thy throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
And our defense is sure.

3. Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
To endless years the same.

4. Thy Word commands our flesh to dust,
“Return, ye sons of men”:
All nations rose from earth at first,
And turn to earth again.

5. A thousand ages in Thy sight
Are like an evening gone;
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.

6. The busy tribes of flesh and blood,
With all their lives and cares,
Are carried downwards by the flood,
And lost in foll’wing years.

7. Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away;
They fly, forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the op’ning day.

8. Like flow’ry fields the nations stand
Pleased with the morning light;
The flow’rs beneath the mower’s hand
Lie with’ring ere ’tis night.

9. O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guard while troubles last,
And our eternal home.

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