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Walter Rudolph Cummins

March 28, 1932 — April 8, 2019

Walter R. Cummins, 87, Scranton, PA,  died peacefully at The Gardens of Scranton on Monday morning April 8, 2019. He was the son of the late Walter F. Cummins and Edith Alexander Hurst.

Born, raised and schooled in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, he moved to Brooklyn, New York in the early 1960’s. He later resided in Port Arthur, Texas and Pembroke Pines, Florida, before moving to Scranton in 2013 to be near his family.

Walter was a member of the Pipefitters Union, employed as a plumber. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially walking taking along his 50-year-old camera. He was a Scout Master attending many Jamborees throughout the Islands and South America. He was of the Methodist faith.

He is survived by two daughters: Elizabeth P. Cummins, and Ann T. Cummins, Scranton; two sons: Russell F. Cummins, Scranton, Dudley W. Cummins and wife, Joan and their sons Justin and Maceo Cummins of Pembroke Pines, Florida ; two adopted daughters Ynka Campbell of Ontario, Canada and Veronica Greene of Brooklyn, New York; one brother, Anderson Cummins and one sister, Euis Cummins  Trotman,  Brooklyn, NY;  nieces Kimberly and  Hope;  nephews Casey, Malcolm and Jonathan;  cousins, extended families and friends world wide. His beloved ones the Jones and Philips families of Port Arthur, Texas. Bassy Alexander (SVG), Sheila Cox, Ontario, Canada and Avis Allen's family, Montreal Canada; his adopted dog, Laya in Florida.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, the mother of his four children, Massaleen DaSilva Cummins; second wife, Vera Benjamin Cummins; late companion, Barbara Jones;  an uncle, Monzie Alexander; stepmother,  Mavalon Cummins; sister-in-law; Nancy Cummins and her two sons Reynold and Maczell Cummins.

The family sends a heartfelt “thank you” to Dr. Y. Barry Kurtzer and staff and the entire nursing staff and employees at The Gardens of Scranton for their compassionate  care for their father. Special thanks to Kevin Callender of Scranton.

Honoring their father Walter’s wishes, cremation was held at Maple Hill Crematory at Salem, Archbald.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Hudak-O’Shea Funeral Home, Inc., 115 Garfield Avenue, Olyphant on Saturday, June 22 at 12:00 noon.

Family and friends on Saturday from 11:30AM until time of service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to: Alzheimer’s Association, 57 Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18701-1309 or The Salvation Army, Scranton Corps Community Center, 500 South Washington Street, Scranton, PA, 18505.

For online condolences, please visit hudak-osheafuneralhome.com.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, June 22, 2019

11:30am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hudak-O'Shea Funeral Home, Inc.

115 Garfield Ave, Olyphant, PA 18447

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Memorial Service

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hudak-O'Shea Funeral Home, Inc.

115 Garfield Ave, Olyphant, PA 18447

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Cremation

Hudak-O'Shea Funeral Home

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