James E. Cummings 1937-2013

CHAMPION – James “Jim” Edward Cummings, 75, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at his home after an extended illness.

He was born Dec. 10, 1937, in Morgantown, W.Va., the son of the late James Patrick and Rose Ann Kornother Cummings.

Jim was a graduate of University High School in Morgantown, W.Va., and a veteran of the U.S. Army. After returning from the Army, Jim married Eleanor “Tommy” Nolan on Sept. 20, 1960.

They lived in West Virginia, Washington, D.C., and finally settled in the Warren area in 1965.

Jim was a tool and die maker at Delphi and had retired in 2001 after 30 years of service.

He was also very active in his local union. He attended St. Williams Parish in Champion and was very active in the local senior community. Jim enjoyed traveling, golfing, working outdoors, exercising and taking care of his pets.

Jim will be sadly missed by his son, Clarence “Rick” Johnson of Colorado; son, James “Pat” Cummings of Champion; daughter, Brianna Cummings of Columbus; two granddaughters, Jaymie (Chris) Cheney and Jennifer (Dan) Woods, both of Colorado; and great-grandson, Trevor May, also of Colorado.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor “Tommy” Cummings; and daughter, Renee Marie Cummings.

Family and friends may gather from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the McFarland and Son Funeral Home, 271 N. Park Ave., Warren, Ohio 44481. A funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Michael Balash officiating, with military honors by the American Legion Post 540 to follow the funeral service.

Inurnment will follow in the Champion Township Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, material contributions may be made to the Animal Welfare League, 545 Brunstetter Road S.W., Warren, OH 44481, or MVI Homecare and Hospice, 4891 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505.

Arrangements are entrusted to McFarland and Son Funeral Services, 271 N. Park Ave., Warren, OH 44481, 330-393-9621. Visit www.McFarlandCares.com to view this obituary, send condolences or to order flowers.

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