1919 – 2003

SCARBOROUGH – George B. Cunningham, 83, died Nov. 19, at the Maine Veteran’s Home.

He was born in Old Town, Dec. 5, 1919, the son of Pearle and Nellie (Barker) Cunningham.

He was a graduate of Old Town High School and the University of Maine at Orono. During World War II, Mr. Cunningham served in the Merchant Marines.

He was employed by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Portland, as State Representative for Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont raising funds for Polio victims.

In 1952 he relocated to Rumford, as the Radio Commercial Sales Manager of Station WRBM. He became active in the Kiwanis, Cosmos Club, American Legion and Moose. He had also been active in the Tributary Arts and Rumford Association for Performing Arts, and the Rumford Community Concerts.

In 1976, he was the chairman of the Rumford Bicentennial Association. He was employed for 22 years by the Maine Department of Labor as Employment Counselor, retiring in 1983. Moving to Dover, he worked for NH Employment Service, Seniors Program. He was President of I.A.P.E.S.

Members of the family include two sons, William G. Cunningham of Rochester, Robert B. Stratton of Dover; two daughters, Candace Fontaine of Bath, and Sandra McAuly of Poland; two brothers, James W. Cunningham of Old Town, and Dana R Cunningham of Lakeland, Fla.; a sister, Jean Jackson of Donington, Pa.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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