Roy W. Cummings, Sr., Age 93, of Evergreen Lane, Troy, PA passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017 at his home with his family and friends by his side.
Roy was born April 27, 1924 in Wellsboro, PA son of the late Lee William and Alaf (Bryant) Cummings. He was a graduate of Wellsboro High School.
Roy’s business life was manufacturing Hardwood lumber primarily for the furniture industry. That process started with harvesting mature trees and ended with sawing lumber to strict standards for his customers. Roy led his company with sustainable forest management principals to assure landowners would grow quality timber for harvest in future years. During his career Roy was honored to be selected as a director of the National Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association.
Roy is survived by his wife, A Margaret, and sons, Roy W. (Kim) Cummings Jr., Lee P. (Nancy) Cummings and Gary R. (Doris) Cummings, all of Troy, stepdaughters Meralee (Keith) deClercq of Erieville, NY, Sherri Gillette (Tony Maldonado) of Colorado Springs, CO, Lori (Brad) Ingram of Sunset Beach, NC and Peggy Lee (Duane) Stevens of East Smithfield, PA., his grandchildren, Chip (Mary) Cummings, Scott Cummings and his friend Robyn, Jay Cummings, Rochelle (Vaughn) Kendall, Doug (Jennifer) Cummings, Amy (David) Wilkes, Corrie Cummings and Casine Cummings; his great grandchildren Jacob, Justin, Jay, Aahleisia, Ashley, Katie, Delaney, Corbin, Evan, Laura, Hailey, Kara, Owen, Kennedy and Morgan, his step-grandchildren, Kim (Drew) Smith, Chelsie (Sam) Gillette, Lori (David) Brown, Brooke (Jason) Farry, Kristi (Joel) Godec, Jessica and Tom Stevens, his step great-grandchildren Andrew, Kristofer, Levi, Joseph, Benjamin, Isaac, Austin, Sydney, Colton.
Roy and Peg’s wonderful caregivers whom we all appreciate – Anita, Lynette, Ashley, Lorraine S., Sharon, Joyce, Jeanne, Lorraine M., Kathy, Tammy, May, Michelle, Melissa and Tanja and all of the others that helped with their care.
Roy was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings Edna, Nina and Ralph.
Contributions may be made in Roy’s memory to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA 18848 or to the Troy Area Foundation, 68 Fenner Avenue, Troy, PA 16947.
Family and friends are invited to call from 3 to 5 PM on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA. A Masonic service will be held at 5 o’clock immediately followed by the memorial service with Reverend Kenneth Marple of the Austinville and Covert Church officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Glenwood Cemetery.
Send online condolences to Vickeryfhinc.com