07/27/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Scott Cunningham

Hughes Westcott Cunningham
(12 June 1921 - 24 July 2007)

The Pingry School (NJ) Class of @ 1939

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Sad news continues to come to us.     H. Westcott Cunningham, a founder and first President of the then Christopher Newport College, has passed away in Gloucester at the age of 86.

From the Daily Press - 07/27/07:

                Hughes Westcott Cunningham

  GLOUCESTER - Hughes Westcott Cunningham of Gloucester, Va., died on Tuesday, July 24, 2007. He was born June 12, 1921, in Elizabeth, N.J., to Herbert Hughes and Josephine Butler Cunningham. Scott Cunningham graduated from The Pingry School where he was a New Jersey All-State athlete in basketball, baseball, and football. He was awarded Pingry's coveted 1902 Emblem for dedication and loyalty, and was later awarded Pingry's Letter of Life for outstanding lifetime achievements. Mr. Cunningham graduated from The College of William and Mary in 1943. He was President of the Student Body, a member of the football team, and captain of the 1943 track team. He was later awarded William and Mary's Alumni Medallion for his outstanding contributions to the College over his lifetime. A decorated World War II veteran, he commanded a Motor Torpedo (PT) Boat in the southwest Pacific. He later served as a briefer at the Pentagon on the Chief of Naval Operations Staff. He retired as a Captain in the United States Navy. His civilian career was in the field of education serving as Dean of Admissions at William and Mary, and a founder and first President of the then Christopher Newport College in Newport News, Va. Mr. Cunningham worked as dean of admissions and student aid at William and Mary from 1953 to 1961, and he also served on a number of Peninsula community boards. He returned to Pingry in 1970 and served as Headmaster helping to lead his all-male alma mater into coeducation and a move to a new campus. Later he was named President of The Pingry School. Upon returning to Virginia in 1982, he returned to William and Mary as the Executive Vice President of the Society of Alumni. He was an active member of Ware Episcopal Church in Gloucester. Survivors include his wife, Cecil Cary; daughter, Ann Davis; son, Todd Cunningham; and five grandchildren. A memorial service, officiated by the Rev. Daniel O. Worthington Jr., will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at Ware Episcopal Church. The family will receive friends in the Parish House following the service. Interment will be private. In Scott's memory, contributions may be made to the Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1417, Gloucester, VA 23061, William and Mary's Mason School of Business, P.O. Box 2220, Williamsburg, VA 23187, or a division of your choice at the College; Christopher Newport University, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606, or The Pingry School, P.O. Box 366, Martinsville Road, Martinsville, NJ 08836. Arrangements by Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point.
Published in the Daily Press from 7/26/2007 - 7/27/2007.

Guest Book
H. Westcott Cunningham
Director of the College
1965 Trident, p.13




CC I'm so sorry to hear of the death of your husband. My sincere and deepest sympathies are with you and your family.
Marge Jones (Gloucester, VA) - July 26, 2007
Dear Mrs. Cunningham;
I am very sorry to hear about the death of Mr. Cunningham. I worked for him in 1983 at the Alumni Society at WM. I learned a great deal from him. He always had a calmness to him that made everyone feel comfortable. Again I am deeply sorry for your loss.
Letrecia (Feurer) Moore (Deltaville, VA) - July 26, 2007
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Dear CC and Family: I am so saddened to learn of Scotty's death. When I came to W&M in 1986 as University Librarian, he (and you) treated me
like an old friend and I was always grateful to you both for your
graciousness on every occasion when we met. My thoughts and prayers are
with you all.
Nancy Marshall (Cape Elizabeth, ME) - July 27, 2007
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Dear Ceci --
Your old Masters Square neighbors, Nancy and Peter Cowen, are thinking of you, Ann, and Todd at this time of loss. I know fond memories of Scotty, especially those of Pingry days, will sustain you.
Peter Cowen (South Hamilton, MA) - July 27, 2007 
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  Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the Cunningham family and their friends at this difficult time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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Words by William W. How (1823-1897)
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For all the saints
who from their labors rest,
Who thee by faith
before the world confessed.
Thy name, O Jesus,
be forever blest.

Thou wast their Rock,
their Fortress and their Might;
Thou, Lord, their captain
in the well-fought fight;
Thou, in the darkness drear,
their one true light.

O may Thy soldiers,
faithful, true, and bold,
Fight as the saints
who nobly fought of old,
And win with them
the victor's crown of gold.

And when the strife is fierce,
the warfare long,
Steals on the ear
the distant triumph song,
And hearts are brave again,
and arms are strong.

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from ocean's farthest coast,
Thro' gates of pearl
streams in the countless host,
Singing to Father,
Son, and Holy Ghost,

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