Daniel M. Cunningham, Salesman

July 03, 2009|By Jacques Kelly

Daniel M. Cunningham, a real estate salesman who formerly worked in the fashion industry, died of cancer June 25 at the Veterans Administration Hospice Center at Loch Raven. The Homeland resident was 65.

Mr. Cunningham was born in Baltimore and raised in Guilford. He was a 1961 Loyola High School graduate who studied at Loyola College and the University of Baltimore.

He worked at the old Eutaw Savings Bank until he joined Stewart's department store as a men's and women's apparel buyer in 1968.

Mr. Cunningham served in the National Guard from 1964 to 1970 and was called to active duty during the 1968 Baltimore riots.

He moved to New York City in 1970 and became a sales representative for an Italian cosmetics company and the Yves St. Laurent fashion firm.

Mr. Cunningham returned to Baltimore in 1987 and sold real estate for O'Conor, Piper and Flynn and later Coldwell Banker, where he was working at the time of his death.

"He had a loyal clientele," said a friend, William Cassidy, a Long & Foster branch manager. "He also had a great sense of humor that went a long way in helping him in the real estate industry."

Family members said he enjoyed cooking and solving crossword puzzles. He was also a traveler.

A mass of Christian burial was offered Wednesday at St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church.

Survivors include a brother, Joseph G. Cunningham of Riderwood; a sister, Katherine C. Blanchard of Baltimore; a niece and nephews.

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