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Robert L. Cummings

February 12, 1923 ~ June 13, 2020 (age 97)

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Houghton --- Robert L. Cummings of 9881 Seymour Street died Saturday, June 13, 2020 in the Houghton Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility. He was born on February 12, 1923 in Clayton, a son of the late Malcolm and Charlotte Robinson Cummings. On July 31, 1948 in Hubbardsville he married Marion E. Thornton who predeceased him on January 5, 2011.

Bob was a United States Army veteran serving during World War II. He was also a former professor at Houghton College where he taught German.

He was a member of the Houghton Wesleyan Church and the D. Victor Thomas Post 1155 of Fillmore. Bob enjoyed writing letters and stories which included 20 unpublished books.

Surviving are his children, Stephen (Kathleen) Cummings of Gainesville, Virginia, Brenda (Daniel) Dix of Ft. Myers, Florida, five grandchildren, Stephen Cummings II, David Cummings, Rebecca Dix, David Dix, and Michael Dix, nine great-grandchildren with three more expected this year and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents he was predeceased by five siblings.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 3:00 pm at the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 N. Genesee Street, Fillmore. A Graveside service will be held on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 10:00 am in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Houghton. Paul Shea, assistant pastor at the Houghton Wesleyan Church, will officiate. 

Memorials if desired to: Houghton Wesleyan Church, c/o Missions Fund

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Funeral Service
June 27, 2020

3:00 PM
Kopler - Williams Funeral Home
21 North Genesee Street
Fillmore, NY 14735

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Graveside Service
June 29, 2020

10:00 AM
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery

Houghton, NY 14744

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