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William Ross Cunningham

September 25, 1935 — November 30, 2022

Hagerstown

William "Ross" Cunningham, 87, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at Doey's House in Hagerstown. 

Born on September 25, 1935, near Clear Spring, he was the son of the late William R. Cunningham and Olive (Harsh) Cunningham.

Ross graduated from Williamsport High School in 1954 and Shepherd College in 1958. He received his Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Shippensburg University in 1965. He proudly served his country and was honorably discharged from the Army in 1964. Ross was a guidance counselor in several high schools in the county, retiring in 1995. 

He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Clopper-Michael Post 10 American Legion, WCREPA, and Maryland State Teacher's Association.  

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Karen S. Cunningham; niece, Carolyn Cump and husband, Gerald and their daughter, Laurie Anne and husband, Gerald Martz; other extended family; and we can't forget "his girls" - Amazing Grace and Ballie. 
 
A celebration of Ross's life journey will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 64 South Main Street in Boonsboro. Rev. Karl Muhlbach will officiate. Burial will be held at Boonsboro Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the church. 

Memorial donations may be made to Doey's House c/o Hospice of Washington County, 1710 Underpass Way, Suite 300, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at BastStaufferFuneralHome.com.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran

64 S Main St, Boonsboro, MD 21713

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran

64 S Main St, Boonsboro, MD 21713

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