Clayton A. Cunningham, 81 rail computer programmer

December 27, 2003

Clayton A. Cunningham, a retired railroad computer programmer, died Wednesday of complications from pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease at Franklin Square Hospital Medical Center. The Rosedale resident was 81.

Born in West Russell, Ky., he attended the University of Arkansas. During World War II he was an Army staff sergeant and medical records clerk who served in France.

In his 38 years with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, he worked in various capacities and retired in 1979 as a computer programmer. He resided in Florida before moving back to Baltimore two years ago.

Mr. Cunningham was an avid baseball fan and usher for the Baltimore Orioles from 1967 to 1974 at Memorial Stadium.

A memorial service was held yesterday at the Baltimore First Church of God, where he was a lay leader.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, the former Sue Rogers; two sons, C. Allen Cunningham Jr. of Glen Arm and James Cunningham of Germantown; two daughters, Susie Stanley of Grantham, Pa., and Dottie Cunningham of New York City; a sister, Edna Fossitt of California, Ky.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

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