Stuart B. Cummings ’52 died July 16, 2015, in Portland, Maine.
(The following appeared in the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from July 20 to July 21, 2015):
PORTLAND – After a long life well lived, Stuart Cummings, 84, passed away at the Maine Medical Center on July 16, 2015. He was born on April 2, 1931, the son of Charles F. and Elizabeth B. Cummings. He attended school in Norway, graduating from Norway High School in 1948. Like his father and his son, Stuart attended Bowdoin College, graduating in 1952.
On March 22, 1953, Stuart married Joan I. Whitten of South Paris. This past spring they celebrated their 62nd anniversary. Together they raised three children and five dogs.
Stuart was a devoted member of his community. His entire working life was spent at C.B. Cummings and Sons Co. from which he retired as president. He served on the boards of the Norway Savings Bank, the Norway Memorial Library, Stephens Memorial Hospital and the town of Norway Planning Board. He was a long-time member of the Norway-Paris Kiwanis Club, providing the club with many “happy dollars” and lots of good humor; he looked forward to serving juice at the annual pancake breakfast. Stuart served in the US Navy, traveling around the world aboard the USS Waldron.
Above all, Stuart loved his family. He was an avid fan of his children and grandchildren and he attended nearly every athletic and academic event possible. A true outdoorsman, Stuart was happiest hunting woodcock or fishing at Kennebago Lake with his dear friends.
Stuart leaves his devoted wife Joan; son Brad and his wife Cynthia Reedy of Norway, daughter Lisa and her husband Mike Minkowski of Monmouth; grandchildren Charlie and his wife Kaylyn, Claire, and Tom Cummings and Candace Minkowski; sister Frances C. Partridge, and her sons Bob, Brian, and Jay Partridge; daughter-in-law Debbie Costello and her husband Jim; and life-long friend, Don Gouin. Stuart was predeceased by his parents; and his son Gary.