William Leroy Cunningham

July 13, 1940 ~ February 27, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old


Bill Cunningham Jr.

Bill passed away peacefully at home in Pleasant Hill. He leaves behind his wife Carol, daughter and son-in-law Michelle and Glen, brothers Michael and Timothy and sister-in-law Linda, sister-in-law Delma, grandchildren Eddie and Katie, and nieces Rae, Julie, Kizzie and nephews John and Ike. He was preceded in death by his parents Bill Sr. and Betty, son Edward, sister-in-law Kathleen and his nephews Bill and Moses. Bill also had a close group of great and great-great nieces and nephews, many of whom also looked to Bill as the patriarch of the family. His extended family also includes many cousins and dear family friends.

Bill was born and raised in Sacramento with his two brothers, Michael and Timothy. He attended community college and went on to work at P.I.E. as an office manager where he met and later married Carol in 1966. He also worked for DiSalvo Trucking Inc. where he was the general office manager until he retired in 2002.

Bill was never anyone to “sit around” and kept busy with gardening, reading, playing golf and

co-hosting large family gatherings on various holidays and other occasions.

Bill and Carol cruised and traveled extensively to exotic ports of call and enjoyed many bus tours throughout the United States. Bill was active in his church, serving on the council, acting as outreach coordinator, overseeing the layette program and the clothing and food rooms. Bill volunteered for several noteworthy charitable organizations over the years including over twenty years at the Contra Costa County Regional Medical Center in Martinez where he assisted the volunteer coordinator and served as President of the auxiliary for the past several years.

Bill was an exceedingly kind person who always thought of others first. He had a positive outlook on life that made him a pleasure to be around. Bill had a “live and let live” philosophy. He was a fun-loving, faithful family man. He was a great listener and avoided being in the spotlight. Bill had a subtle sense of humor and could make anyone feel at ease. In short, Bill was super cool. He will be greatly missed by us all.



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