From a contemporary press report:
Thomas W. Cuddy Sr., 72, a Navy captain who was a submarine division commander who retired 20 years ago as executive officer of the Naval Intelligence Support Center, died of pneumonia November 24, 1998 at Mount Vernon Nursing Center. He had dementia.
Captain Cuddy, a resident of Alexandria, had lived in the Washington area off and on since 1964. He served here in assignments that included deputy assistant chief of personnel.
He also commanded submarine squadrons and the USS Nereus and was submarine warfare officer on the 7th Fleet staff during the Vietnam War.
He retired after 30 years in the Navy, and then was a consultant.
Captain Cuddy was a native of North Brookfield, Massachusetts, and a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.
His honors included three Meritorious Service Medals.
He was a member of the Naval Academy Alumni Association and Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Alexandria.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy K. Cuddy of Alexandria; and two children, Mary K. Jurey of Washington and Thomas W. Cuddy Jr. of New York.
CUDDY, THOMAS WILLIAM, SR. Capt USN (Ret.)
On Tuesday, November 24, 1998, beloved husband of Nancy K. Cuddy; father of Mary Kirby and Thomas William Cuddy, Jr. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Ft. Myer Chapel on Tuesday, December 22, 1998 at 10:45 a.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Lung Association.
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