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James M. Cummings
James Martin Cummings, 76, of the Luther Home in Marinette, formerly of Menominee, passed away Monday, Nov. 12 at Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette.
Born Aug. 5, 1936 in Grand Rapids, Mi., he moved to Menominee at an early age, attending school there and graduated from Menominee High School in 1955.
During his high school years he was student manager for the varsity football and basketball teams and also served as manager of the track teams for four years. He was sports editor of the Maroon News while also being employed at Cherneys Music Store. Following high school, he attended Ferris Institute in Big Rapids, Mi.
After he returned to Menominee he owned and operated a music store for several years and later began working for Niemans Grocery in Menominee. He continued employment in the grocery business at Jacks IGA, Pats IGA and Currys, all in Marinette, retiring in 2005. For many years he was involved in youth baseball programs in Menominee. He was an active member of Grace Episcopal Church for most of his life and in recent years attended St. Pauls Episcopal Church in Marinette.
He is survived by three sisters, Maureen (Thomas) Hunter of Houston, Tex., Kathleen (Dr. John) Pinkerton of Menominee and Constance (Dr. Curtis) Jones of Grand Rapids, Mi.; four nephews and four nieces and 15 great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Grace and John Holda and a brother, Jon Cummings.
Friends called at Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home in Marinette from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 19. A memorial service followed at 11 a.m. on Monday in the funeral home with Rev. William L. Bippus officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee. A memorial fund has been established.
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