William M. Cunningham, 80, Jesuit priest, teacherThe...

William M. Cunningham, 80, Jesuit priest, teacher

The Rev. William Murray Cunningham, a Jesuit priest and Baltimore native, died Aug. 1 of lung and intestinal failure in Reading Hospital in Reading, Pa. He was 80.


Father Cunningham was born and raised in the Waverly section of Baltimore and attended SS. Philip and James Elementary School and Loyola High School, where he graduated in 1934.

In 1935, he entered the seminary and began studying to become a priest. He was ordained in 1948 at the chapel at Woodstock College in Woodstock, which has closed.


In the 1950s, Father Cunningham taught philosophy and religion at St. Joseph College in Philadelphia.

In 1972, he was appointed curate at St. Thomas Rectory in Miami and, from 1973 to 1977, he was stationed at Loyola High School and served as chaplain at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and what now is St. Joseph Medical Center. He served as curate at Immaculate Conception Church in Towson in 1978 and at St. Brigid's in Baltimore from 1977 to 1978.

From 1979 to 1987, he was assigned to Jesuit apostolates in Florida and North Carolina.

In 1987, he was transferred to the Maryland Provincial House of the Society of Jesus on Roland Avenue. He was transferred 10 years later to the Novitiate at Wernersville, Pa.

A Mass of Christian burial was held last month at St. Ignatius Church in Baltimore.

He is survived by two brothers, Leo J. Cunningham and Francis X. Cunningham, both of Baltimore; a sister, Patricia Weiner of Leesburg, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Sister Mary Karola, 88, schoolteacher

Sister Mary Karola Kern, S.S.N.D., a retired parochial schoolteacher, died of a heart attack Saturday at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 88.


Born Louise Kern in Highlandtown, she attended Sacred Heart of Jesus Parochial School and the Institute of Notre Dame. She earned her bachelor's degree from St. John's University in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Sister Karola entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1928, the year she began her teaching career in Rochester, N.Y., and professed her vows in 1932.

She taught first and second grades, with assignments at schools in New York state and Washington, D.C., before she returned to Baltimore in 1962, teaching at St. Matthew on Loch Raven Boulevard from 1962 until 1983, when she became an assistant in the school office.

She retired in 1992 to Madonna Retirement Community in West Baltimore, and moved in 1995 to Villa Assumpta, her order's motherhouse at 6401 N. Charles St., where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Margaret H. W. Reed, 72, U.S. squash champion


Margaret H. W. Reed, a Red Cross volunteer and former squash champion, died Friday of complications from a fall in her Lutherville home. She was 72.

Mrs. Reed, who won the U.S. women's singles squash championship in 1952 and 1953, also enjoyed golf and tennis.

The former Margaret Howe was born in Weston, Mass., and was a 1942 graduate of the Brimmer and May School in Boston. She worked for the Yale University Alumni Association in New Haven, Conn., before marrying Dr. Robert R. White in 1953. They couple lived in Rochester, N.Y., for many years, and retired in 1978 to Nantucket, Mass.

Her husband died in 1980 and, in 1983, she was married to William L. Reed, retired owner of a Baltimore nautical supply firm.

In addition to volunteering with the Baltimore chapter of the Red Cross, Mrs. Reed was a member of the Elkridge Club and the Nantucket Yacht Club, where she enjoyed vacationing.

A memorial service will be held Saturday in Nantucket.


In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Lindsay P. White of Cambridge, Mass., Robert R. White Jr. of Hartford, Conn., and William W. White of Nantucket; a daughter, Margaret W. Cox of Weston, Mass.; a brother, William F. Howe Jr. of Rumford, R.I.; a sister, Elizabeth H. Constable of Princeton, N.J.; and four grandchildren.

Alesia Parke Alden, 90, Sears executive

Alesia Parke Alden, a retired Sears, Roebuck and Co. sales executive who was a descendant of Mayflower Pilgrims John and Priscilla Alden, died Thursday at Church Home Retirement Community in East Baltimore. She was 90.

Services will be held at 10: 30 a.m. Friday at the retirement community, 101 N. Bond St.

Miss Alden had lived at the retirement home since retiring from Sears in 1976. She was a communicant for many years of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church.

Born and raised in Pikesville, where she lived for many years, Miss Alden attended Baltimore County schools. During World War II, she served with the American Red Cross in Europe.


She was a 10th-generation descendant of John and Priscilla Alden, whose love affair was immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem "The Courtship of Miles Standish."

She had no survivors.


Perry Ould Bailey, 77, General Mills sales manager

Perry Ould Bailey, 77, a Baltimore native and former regional sales manager for General Mills, died of cancer Aug. 26 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Services were held Aug. 30.

He was a 1938 graduate of Loyola High School and graduated from the old Eaton Burnett Business College in Baltimore in 1941.


He worked briefly for the Savings Bank of Baltimore and General Mills before enlisting in the Army during World War II. After his discharge, he worked for General Mills until his retirement in 1982.

Survivors include his wife, the former Jacqueline Miller, whom he married in 1944; a son, Stephen Beurriere Bailey of Chapel Hill, N.C.; a brother, Hamilton Bailey of Baltimore; and a grandson.

Thomas G. Burlin, 65, Western Electric employee

Thomas G. Burlin, 65, a Baltimore native who worked 28 years for Western Electric Co., died of cancer Sept. 2 in Millville, Del.

A 1949 graduate of Patterson High School, he served in the Army during the Korean War before going to work in the storeroom of Western Electric's Baltimore plant. He later worked for American Telephone & Telegraph Co. in Allentown, Pa., and moved to Millville in 1989.

Services were held Monday.


Survivors include his wife, the former Rita Zellinger, whom he married in 1958; and a son, Edwin T. Burlin; a brother, Edwin C. Burlin; and a grandson, all of Baltimore.

Pub Date: 9/10/97