ID 9064
SDPD 10/01/1960 - 11/10/1975
07/19/1907 - 01/09/1985
Gordon James Cunningham, 77, of La Mesa, former county welfare employee who, after retiring from that career entered the insurance business, died Wednesday in Alvarado Convalescent Hospital. Mr. Cunningham was born in Guthrie, Okla., when that area was Indian territory. The family came to San Diego in 1918.

He was graduated from San Diego High School in 1925 and studied at San Diego State and, later, took courses in police science at Mesa College. He was a member of the San Diego Rowing Club.

During World War II, he served in the Navy. He was a member of the San Diego Police Reserve for 15 years, retiring from the organization in 1975.

He was an active member of St. Martin's Church in La Mesa. Mr. Cunningham retired from the county welfare, now Social Services, Department, in 1962.

He was an agent for Prudential Life Insurance for 21 years. He is survived by his wife, Pearl Cunningham, of La Mesa; two sons and three daughters, Jim of La Mesa and Michael of Ramona; Kathleen Veinbergs of San Diego, Navy Master of Arms First Class Sue Cunningham, Fort McClellan, Ala., and Christina DeCarlo of San Diego; also 13 grandchildren.
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