Sally Burwell Whall, 80, magazine editorial aide Sally...

September 20, 2001

Sally Burwell Whall, 80, magazine editorial aide

Sally Burwell Whall, a retired editorial assistant for Maryland Magazine, died Tuesday of a respiratory ailment at her West River home in Anne Arundel County. She was 80.

Mrs. Whall worked at the magazine from the 1970s through the early 1980s. Earlier, she had been a medical secretary in the Anne Arundel County Health Department, assistant director of the Dartmouth College News Service, an associate editor of Southern Maryland Times and a secretary to a Washington correspondent for Scripps-Howard publications.

Born in West River, the former Sally Burwell was a graduate of Hannah More Academy in Reisterstown and Annapolis Business College, where she earned a diploma in 1940.

In 1966, she married Hugh D. Whall, a Sports Illustrated boating editor. He died in 1977.

Mrs. Whall was a volunteer at the Anne Arundel County Public Library's South County branch in Deale.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Christ Episcopal Church, 220 Owensville Road, West River, where she was a member.

Survivors include a sister, Eleanor Burwell Morris of Harwood; a nephew; and three nieces.

Kenneth Paul Park, 78, Westinghouse engineer

Kenneth Paul Park, a retired engineer and former Catonsville resident, died Monday of leukemia at his home in Ponce Inlet, Fla. He was 78 and moved to Florida 11 years ago.

He retired in 1988 after 35 years as a Westinghouse Electric Co. satellite engineer in Linthicum.

Born in Philadelphia and raised in New Jersey, he was a 1953 graduate of Drexel Institute of Technology, where he received a bachelor of science degree in engineering.

During World War II, he served in the Army and attained the rank of captain. His decorations included the European, Africa and Middle East campaign medals.

Mr. Park worked with Catonsville Midget League and received a commendation from President Richard M. Nixon for his work with youth.

He was a former member of Catonsville Methodist Church, where he had been a board member and Sunday school teacher.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Margaret E. Herbert; two sons, Richard F. Park of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Paul H. Park of Fort Worth, Texas; a daughter, Margaret A. King of Port Orange, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 29 at Cardwell & Maloney Funeral Home in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Jesse P. Cunningham, 78, electronics salesman

Jesse P. Cunningham III, a retired electronics salesman, died Saturday of respiratory failure at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace. He was 78 and had moved this year to the Lorien-Riverside nursing home in Belcamp after living for many years in the Towson area's Loch Raven Village.

Born in Omaha, Neb., Mr. Cunningham entered the U.S. Coast Guard in July 1940 and served during World War II - including anti-submarine and convoy duty in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, where he assisted in the retaking of two islands from Japan. He also served in the South Pacific aboard a troop ship and took part in the invasion of Okinawa.

He was a member of the Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association, as well the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

Mr. Cunningham sold electronics components to several aerospace and defense companies, including Westinghouse, Bendix and AAI Corp., working for Fairchild Semiconductor and from about the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s as a manufacturers' representative through his own company, Cunningham & Associates.

After retiring, Mr. Cunningham became an activist for senior citizens' issues.

Mr. Cunningham's wife of 48 years, Jayne A. Hurd, died 1996.

Services will be held at 10:45 a.m. tomorrow at the chapel of Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery, 11501 Garrison Forest Road in Owings Mills.

Survivors include a daughter, Janet Koczak of New Castle, Del.; two sons, Jesse P. Cunningham IV of Abingdon and James A. Cunningham of Bel Air; a sister, Shirley Kreiss of Sunnyvale, Calif.; two brothers, Thomas Cunningham of Juneau, Alaska, and Frank Cunningham of New Zealand; and three grandchildren.

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