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Thomas Cummings

Thomas Allen Cummings
November 11, 1947 - May 10, 2014
Thomas passed away on May 10, 2014 after a long illness. He was born in Oakland, CA, November 11, 1947. Tom was a graduate of Pacific High School in San Leandro, CA, class of 1966. He was a member of the Youth of America Chorus in high school and in the years following. He worked in the car business for 35 years where he was known as “TC”. He enjoyed fishing with his son (there are no fish in Lake Chabot!!!), and his favorite TV show was Jeopardy! 
Tom was survived by his beloved wife of 24 years, Donna, his son, Keith Cummings (April) of Yreka, CA. two loving granddaughters, Kylie 11 and Meadow 7. He is also survived by his brother in law, Alan Wiltse (Carol), nephew Loyde Inlow and niece, Deanna Inlow Venema. 
Tom was preceded in death by his mother, Carrie Belle Price, and his father, Virgil T. Cummings. He will be missed by all who loved him. 
At Tom’s request, there will be no services. 



 
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05/14/14 10:30 AM #1    

Richard Savino (1966)

So sorry to hear about Tom. He was a great friend and I will always remember the good times in high school and later when we were all young couples and our families hung out together. Our condolences to Dona and to Keith and his family. I will miss him. RIP my friend. Picture below is at Tom & Karen's house in San Leandro with their son Keith and our daugther Cari (circa 1974).


05/17/14 07:22 AM #2    

Thomas Cummings (1966)

Thank's Rich, this is Donna.  My heart is broken, but I will get through this.

I wanted to let people know that you can leave messages in a guestbook on the mortuarys website.

these messages will be something that Keith and I, and Karen too can keep later. Although they don't post

immediately, they check them for anything inappropriate, then post them later.   I've already seen some good ones where people said kinda funny stuff, and that's good.

the website is at Grissomsmortuary.com, look for this name and then look for sign/view guestbook.

Anyone who knew and loved him are encouraged to leave a message, that our family can keep later.

 

Thank you,

Donna Cummings


05/18/14 10:05 AM #3    

Richard Savino (1966)

Donna,

Thanks so much for the information about the webpage. Again, so sorry for your loss. I wish I could have seen him again these last couple of years. All the best to you and to Keith and his family.

Rich........


05/22/14 09:42 PM #4    

Gregory Goodhart (1968)

My sincere condolences to the Cummings family, and to Karen.  As an underclassman 2 years his junior, he let me hang out with him.  Got to know him pretty well,  We became pretty good friends for quite a few years, good years, fun years.  We were in Young Americans before they changed the name to Youth of America when we represented the United States in the World's Faire in Montreal in 1967.  What a blast!  I got to know Ray Barker through Thom!  cheeky    Donna, would you please pass on my condolences to Karen. Thanks for the good years, Thom!  RIP


05/25/14 11:16 AM #5    

Lonnie Micheli (1966)

I would like to add my sincere condolences to the Cummings Family, Tom's wife, his children and Karen!! I had the pleasure of meeting Tom in 1963/64. We were 9th graders at John Muir Jr. High. He was going steady with Karen and I was going steady with Pam. The four of us, along with Rich Savino and whatever girl he happened to be dating at the time, never missed a dance!  

Tom was a "bad" boy who had a lot of style and class! I considered Tom a close friend! Whenever with him you could pretty much count on getting into some sort of mischief whether you wanted to or not. It was part of his charm!

I hope he's in a better place now! And I prey he's no longer suffering! God Bless!

Lonnie


06/21/14 09:10 PM #6    

Pamela Rapozo (Beatson) (1966)

You will always hold a special place in my heart, Thomas Allen . . . father of my "other child" (Keith Lyle), godfather to my Tami, Uncle Tom to my Todd, character extraordinaire!!! Our phone calls, no matter what time of the day or night, always left me smiling. A very wise lady once told me that every time you lose a friend, there is one less person in this world who loves you. Now I truly know what she meant! Love, Pamela Jane

06/22/14 10:59 AM #7    

Darold House (Cornell) (Cornell) (1966)

I remember Tom. He and I were born a month apart. I remember him being a really nice guy. We were not best of friends, but he never said a bad word. Kinda makes one see his or her own mortality. At least he is no longer suffering, and in a better place.  We will all miss him.

Darold Cornell (House)


01/27/15 03:22 PM #8    

Larry Campos (1966)

I was deeply saddened,not to mention shocked too hear of Toms passing. He was one of my good friends in high school. May he forever rest in piece. My deepest sympathy too the the entire family. Larry.


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