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Jim Cummins, 93, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, August 23, 2022.
Jim was born Friday, October 19, 1928 to the late John and Ida (Fowls) Cummins and lived in the Akron area most of his life. He was past President of the Board of Directors at the Haven of Rest Ministries; he served on that board in some capacity for over 40 years. Jim was a 72-year member of National Masonic Lodge #568 (Barberton), was a 29-year member of the Valley of Akron Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, was a member of many churches throughout the area, teaching Sunday School for many years, and graduated from Hower Vocational High School. Jim was a general contractor by trade but in 1977, he and his partner, John Herwick started the Jim Cummins Real Estate Co., the leading Industrial and Commercial real estate company in the area. He was a member of SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors) and was involved in Haggai International.
In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his first wife of 54 years, Rose Marie Cummins; and sister, Millie (Clarence "Red") Lewis. He is survived by his current wife of 16 years, Betty Santilli-Cummins; daughters, Terri (John) Fleming and Connie (Bob) Raskow; grandchildren, Jamie (Jennifer), Jodie (Mike), Shannon (Keith), Michelle (Ryan), and Scott; great-grandchildren, Kadence, Emersyn, Jonah, Luke, Brock, Parker, Olivia, Aiden, Charlotte, Jillian, Avery, and Quinten; and many other loving family and friends.
Funeral Service will be Friday, 2:00 pm, August 26, 2022 at the Haven of Rest Ministries, 175 E. Market St., Akron, OH 44308, with Pastor Jeff Kaiser, officiating. Visitation will be Friday, August 26, from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm at the Haven of Rest Ministries. Jim's final resting place will be Greenlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Haven of Rest Ministries, 175 E. Market St., Akron, OH 44308.
Please visit www.mooreffh.com to view Jim's tribute wall and his full obituary and share memories.
Our deepest condolences Jodie. May he Rest in Peace -Nilou &Milad
Nilou sa Aug 31 2022 6:23 PM
So sorry to learn of your dad’s passing. What an intellectual, caring, steadfast man of God. Always remember him and Rose Marie at Goss Memorial Church, a pillar couple I always admired and looked up to. I know he is now rejoicing in heaven after hearing “well done good and faithful servant.” May the memories (and I know there are many) carry you through this time. He will be greatly missed; the sign of a life well lived.
Kim Patrick Baer
Kim Patrick Baer Aug 29 2022 9:06 PM
Our love and prayers are with you all during this time. Your dad was a genuine man of God, so loving and caring. We were blessed to know him. The pain of losing him is hard but may it be a comfort knowing he is now rejoicing in the presence of his Lord and Savior, along with your mom. Cherish those precious memories in your heart.
Art and Carol Hurd Aug 26 2022 8:11 AM
Jim was an amazing man. He loved the Lord with all of his heart. He was a godly example to all who knew him. It was an honor to call him a friend.
Mitch & Lisa Domer Aug 25 2022 10:14 PM
Dear Terri and family,
We were so sorry to learn about your dad. He was a real pillar of the church. God bless all of you at this time!
Diane and Bill Holko Aug 25 2022 8:38 PM
My sincere condolences to the Jim Cummins family. Jim was one of the most respected men I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.
It was my honor to be his friend and colleague.
Mike Stacy Aug 25 2022 12:15 PM