John Elmer Cummings

John Elmer Cummings, age 92, formerly of Minneapolis, MN. Born October 8, 1926 in Berkeley, CA; passed away November 14, 2018. An Eagle Scout, a graduate of the V-12 officer training program at University of California during World War II, John served two years as Ensign in the U.S. Navy, and participated in the atomic bomb tests at Eniwetok in 1948, retiring as Lt.J.G. in the Naval Reserve. He received a Master of Business Administration in 1952 from Stanford University. During his long career, he was employed by Castle and Cooke in Honolulu and Union Oil in Los Angeles as an economic research planner, served as Research Director for Dayton Corporation, and was a Senior Planner for the City of Minneapolis. He also taught financial management classes at St. Thomas University and urban planning courses at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture for 16 years before retirement in 1991. After retirement John served on the TRUST Board of Directors, became a faithful volunteer for TRUST Meals on Wheels and their Handyman program, devoting hours helping others with home maintenance problems. He served as a volunteer at the Abbott-Northwestern Joint Replacement Center as well as continuing his devoted and active membership in Lynnhurst Congregational Church. He was proud and supportive in the lives of his sons, grandchildren and their families. Preceded in death by parents, Ross and Marjorie Cummings; brother, Ralph Cummings and by Jeanne Cummings, his wife of 64 years. Survived by his four sons: Scott (Lyssa) of Roseville, MN, Will (Margaret) of Kent, WA, Jay (Cindy) of Greenbelt, MD, Dan (Judy) of Minneapolis; brother David (Anita) of St. Helena, CA, grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, relatives and good friends. Memorial Service 11am Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Lynnhurst Congregational Church, 4501 Colfax Ave. S., Minneapolis, with 10AM visitation prior to service. Luncheon will follow. Private interment at Acacia Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Lynnhurst Congregational Church or TRUST.