NORMAN H. CUMMINGS

Posted May 04, 2009, at 6:59 p.m.

SEBAGO – Norman H. Cummings, 79, passed away May 2, 2009, at his home on Douglas Hill. He was born Feb. 3, 1930, in Maxfield, to Harold V. and Florence Sawyer Cummings. He graduated from Higgins Classical Institute, Charleston; Ricker Classical, Houlton; and received a Bachelor of Science degree in agronomy from the University of Maine, Orono, in 1951. While at the University of Maine, Orono, he played football; he was a sophomore owl, and president of the Intramural Athletic Association. He was a house officer at Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. He married Louise Snow, Nov. 25, 1951. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at their home in Sebago in 2001. He was an Army veteran serving in the 351st M.A.S.H. Unit in Germany. After college, Mr. Cummings began a 41-year career with Eastern States Farmers Exchange and Agway Inc. He worked as a crops specialist for several years and then went into field management with positions as Long Island Crops manager, Maine area manager and zone manager for New Hampshire, Vermont and Eastern New York. Mr. Cummings was a past master of Meridian Splendor Masonic Lodge No. 49 AF & AM, Newport. He served on many Methodist Church committees in Maine, New York and New Hampshire and at the time of his death was a member of Sebago Center Community Church, Sebago. His hobbies were fishing, gardening, golf and reading. Mr. Cummings was predeceased by his wife, Louise, in 2007. They had spent the past 20 years living between their summer home on Douglas Hill, and their winter home in Zephyrhills, Fla. He is survived by two daughters, Susan Cummings and Kathryn Malon and her husband, Dr. Marc Malon; two grandchildren, Marc Malon II and his wife, Jennifer, and Christina Malon and her fiancé, Gordon Maniskas; also two brothers, Charles Cummings and his wife, Melissa, and Clayton Cummings and his wife, June. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 8, at Watson Funeral Home, 71 Maple St., Cornish. A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, at Sebago Center Community Church. Burial will be afterward at Babb Cemetery, Sebago. Donations may be made to New England Bible College, William Cummings Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 2886, South Portland, ME 04116 or the University of Maine Foundation, in memory of Norman Cummings, 2 Alumni Place, Orono, ME 04469.

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