Joseph R. Cummons, III Obituary

Joseph R. Cummons, III, 64, of Lititz, died unexpectedly at his home on July 25, 2022. Born in Bucks County, he was the son of Joseph R. Cummons, Jr. and the late Phyllis A. (Kruise). cummons On July 24, he celebrated his 39th wedding anniversary with his sweetheart, Mary (Rosso) Cummons.

Hardworking, ambitious, and “larger than life” are just a few examples of how people remember Joe. In 2014 he retired after 39 years with Graham Packaging; Shortly thereafter, he realized that retirement wasn’t for him. Most recently he was CEO of Mauser Packaging Solutions. While Joe will be remembered as a dedicated worker, he also treasured the time he spent with his family. Making memories with his family was Joe’s top priority. If he loved you, you knew it! He enjoyed golf, every kind of BBQ and BBQ, and wine. Joe was the definition of a wine connoisseur.

Joe was a longtime member of Life Center Ministries in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and also served on the advisory board of Victory Church.

His love will live on in his father, Joseph R. Cummons, Jr.; Mrs. Mary Cummons; children, John Dooley of Mountville, Denise Smith, wife of Chris of Levittown, Krystal Cummons-Swigart (Brandon) of Manheim Township; grandchildren, Amanda Weyandt, wife of Doug of Bedford, Jacob Dooley of Mountville, Anthony Cummons, Winter Cummons and Jojo Swigart, all of Manheim Township; great-grandchildren, Jeremiah Dooley Cruz and Jayce Weyandt; and sisters, Patty Baron, Sandy Lackman and Joy Blosser. He was preceded by his mother, Phyllis A. Cummons.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 29, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Life Center Ministries, 411 S. 40th St., Harrisburg, PA 17111. There will be a tour of the church from 10:00 am until the service. Burial will take place at a later date in Washington Crossing National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or the Tunnel to Towers Foundation,

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Posted July 27, 2022

Published in Bucks County Courier Times

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Life Center Ministries, 411 S. 40th St., Harrisburg, PA 17111

July 29, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m

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Life Center Ministries, 411 S. 40th St., Harrisburg, PA 17111

July 29, 2022 at 11:00 O’CLOCK

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