John H. Cummings formerly of West Main St. Gouverneur, died at the Samaritan Keep Home on March 15. He was 80. There will be a memorial service at the Oxbow Presbyterian Church at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday March 23rd. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Gouverneur in the spring.
Mr. Cummings was born in Gouverneur, to Clarence and Grace Kyer Cummings. He graduated from Gouverneur High School. He served in the United States Army from February 19, 1953 entering service at Syracuse, and was honorably discharged from Camp Kilmer, New Jersey on January31, 1961. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.
After leaving the service, Mr. Cummings worked for Conrail.
He was a self-employed carpenter throughout his life, working many times by the side of his father, which who was also a carpenter. He later worked at E.J. Noble Hospital in Gouverneur until he retired. Mr. Cummings was an avid hunter.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to the VFW in Gouverneur. Surviving are his three sisters Mrs. Raymond “Bim” and Mary Kirker of Oxbow, Mrs. Herbert (Claire) Bartholomew of Arlington, VA, Mrs. Carlton (Grace) Hutton of Macomb, a brother, Thomas Cummings of Watertown, 21 nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews also surviving. A brother, David Cummings died before him. Arrangements are with TLC Funeral Home, Inc.