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John "Jack" Cummins
(November 7, 1923 - May 18, 2014)

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John (Jack) F. Cummins of Imlay City, MI, died on May 18, 2014, at Lapeer Regional Hospital. He was 90 years old. Jack was born November 7th, 1923, at Allen, MI, the youngest son of Gerald and Eunice Cummins. He grew up on a farm outside of Allen. He attended a one-room country school taught by his father and studied piano at the urging of his mother. The youngest of three brothers, he often enjoyed a wintertime game of who could touch their tongue to the metal pump without having it stick. He graduated high school in Litchfield, MI, where he met his childhood sweetheart, Jane Fox. He served in North Africa and Italy during WWII in the Military Police, Fifth United States Army as part of the invasion of Salerno. After the war, he married Jane, had a son, and received a degree in music from Hillsdale College. Later, he was Instrumental Music Director at schools in Wittemore, Gladwin and Imlay City, MI. He loved nature and the outdoors, traveling with his wife, especially to Italy, and teaching and encouraging others to enjoy music. He was predeceased by his parents, siblings and spouse. He is survived by his son, John Franklin Cummins and daughter-in-law M. May Cummins who reside in Mexico and hundreds of students who he hoped had learned something important about life from music. He would most assuredly agree with Albert Einstein who said: “I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. No services are planned.

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