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Robert A. Cummings

Robert A. Cummings, 72, of Morristown, died, April 5, 2013, at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center. Calling hours will be at the, St. John's Evangelist Church, Morristown, Tuesday, April 9, 9 - 11 am, the funeral service will follow at 11 am, Father Jay Seymour officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Eel Weir. Robert is survived his wife, Darlene, daughter Laurie Ann Cummings, Ogdensburg, step-daughter, April E. LeDuc, Brier Hill, a sister, Diane and her husband Bill Fraser, Ogdensburg, a brother, Thomas and his wife Pam Cummings, Colorado, grandchildren, Rhianna Chapin, Madison Stratten, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Scott A. Cummings. Robert was born on June 11, 1940 in Ogdensburg, the son of Harry and Mary Ruth Coppins Cummings. He graduated from St. Mary's Academy in 1958 and attended ATC. He married Darlene Hierholzer, on December 11, 1999 at the Presbyterian Stone Church by the Reverend Thomas Patterson, a previous marriage to Sharon Mills ended in divorce. Robert was a Lieutenant in the Ogdensburg City Police Force until his retirement in May 1984, his law enforcement career extend over 30 years. He was a parishioner and a commissioned lay minister at St. John's Evangelist Church, and a member of the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed model railroading, motorcycling, photographing nature, fishing, and he liked visiting with people. He had a special devotion to Chaplet of Divine Mercy. He was a godparent to Adon Hunter. He loved his grandchildren and his pets, Gracie, Sugar Bear and Tucker. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to, St. John's Evangelist Church, 508 Gouverneur St., Morristown, NY, 13664.

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I am very sorry of the passing of Bob. I graduated with Bob at SMA. I played football with Bob also. We also bowled in high school. Bob was a good friend.
I know what your family are going through, As my wife passed away Jan 16, 2011with cancer.

Dick Loffler Apr 18 2013 12:00 AM

My sympathy to Darlene and family for their loss. We have lost a great friend. A man larger than life who throughout his career and life cared for people and did his best to help them. I agree with Ned Hackett in that Bob should have been Chief. I will miss Bob’s caring ways and his full of life attitude.

Carl Denecia Apr 14 2013 12:00 AM

Dear Darlene – I was so sorry to learn of Bob’s death. I did not realize until reading his obituary that he was the gentleman I knew from the Ogdensburg Police Force. And, a Gentleman he was. His voice and deep laughter at St. John’s must have pleased Our Lord. I am so glad you found each other. And, glad that you found me. I have felt a kinship since our experiencing cancer together. My deepest sympathy. Bob has found his peace and I hope that you can also. Fondly Mary Allan

Mary Allan Apr 11 2013 12:00 AM

sorry to here of Bob passing away. He was always a big help with any problem

andy Cuthbert and family Apr 11 2013 12:00 AM

sorry to here of Bob passing away. he will be missed, always willing to help

andy Cuthbert and family Apr 11 2013 12:00 AM

My Sincere Condolences To The Entire Cumming’s Family. Heaven has welcomed a Very Special Angel, An Amazing Man that served as a protector to many here on earth. Bob gave his heart, his WHOLE HEART, to helping people and spared them judgement. He was a man to be reckoned with but yet a gentle soul. I have had the HONOR of knowing this man most of my life, and he has guided me several times as a true friend, I will never forget endless talks around the kitchen table and his impeccable prescence. RIP, Mr. Bob Cummings – God Bless You and Your Family Always ..until we meet again Dear Friend.

Angie Donnelly Apr 10 2013 12:00 AM

We are very sorry to recieve word of Bob’s passing. Mom, Dad and I are thinking of you all at this time of sorrow. You are all in our thouhgts and prayers. God Bless.
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Stacie L. Perretta Apr 9 2013 12:00 AM

Dear Darlene, I am so sorry to her about Bob. I wish I could offer my sincere sympathies in person, but we are out of town. I have such wondeful memories of your husband, both from my childhood and recent years when he worked at the golf course. He was a great friend of my Dad’s…the two of them had so many stories of City Court! I will think of him every time I hit one of those golf balls he gave me…and there was a couple hundred so he will be in my many thoughts! I am thinking of you too and wishing you comfort and peace. Love, Maureen

Maureen Missert Apr 9 2013 12:00 AM

Many years ago, as a reporter for the Ogdensburg Journal, one of my responsibilities was the “police beat.” Bob was lieutenant in the Ogdensburg force, and he was absolutely wonderful to work with — funny, and fair, and I like to think we were friends. I left the North Country and we lost touch. It was a sad shock to see his obituary. But I was heartened to read about a life that continued to be well lived, with family and friends and abundant happiness. He deserved it.

Alison Power Apr 9 2013 12:00 AM

Darlene, Laurie, Diane and family…….I cannot tell you the intense sorrow I felt upon hearing of Bob’s passing. He was a loyal friend, a man with a great ability to make people laugh and devoted to his family. I am grateful to have so many wonderful memories to cherish; how he showed up the day Bill and I brought our son home from the hospital and continued to act as a “godfather” to both of our children; his and Bill’s antics when they worked for the NYS Park Police together and their endless (but humorous) torture of one of their peers (and one of the toll workers as well!); middle-of-the night coffee breaks at our house (they always called ahead to see what I had baked); and how Bob would have to rock our now 24-year-old daughter back to sleep after she woke upon hearing them come in; summer picnics, river boat rides and his unending devotion to his Faith. There is no doubt that Heaven welcomed him with open arms. I send you all my deepest and sincere sympathy and love. May you be comforted knowing that Bob’s years on this earth were well-spent.

Eileen Faust Apr 9 2013 12:00 AM

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