Andrew Cunningham, 80, a former high school coach, died of complications from Lou Gehrig's disease Saturday, Sept. 4, at his home in Whitpain Township, Montgomery County.
From the 1950s into the 1990s, Mr. Cunningham coached football, basketball, and golf at Upper Dublin High School, where he was a physical education teacher, said his wife, Miriam.
Born in Glenside, Mr. Cunningham graduated from Abington High School in 1948 and earned a bachelor's degree in education at what is now West Chester University.
After serving as an Army physical therapist at what is now the Armed Forces Recreation Center in Garmisch, Germany, Mr. Cunningham earned a master's degree in history at Temple University, his wife said.
In 2007, Mr. Cunningham received an award for 26 years as a track and field official for the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association.
He was a member of the Liberty Bell Wanderers, a walking club in Warminster that is part of the American Volkssport Association.
He was a lay leader at Bethel Hill United Methodist Church in Worcester Township, Montgomery County.
Besides his wife of 47 years, Mr. Cunningham is survived by daughters Kristen Lieberman and Karen Abeyta, a brother, and four grandchildren.
A viewing is from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, at Bethel Hill United Methodist Church, on Skippack Pike at Bethel Road, Worcester, and from 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, before an 11 a.m. funeral there. Burial will be in the church cemetery.