Cummings, Edwin H., Saginaw, Michigan

Our beloved father and grandfather was reunited with his loving wife Beatrice on Saturday, March 24, 2012. Age 81 years. The son of the late Jerome and Irene (Cheek) Cummings, Ed was born November 10, 1930 in Saginaw, Michigan. He married Beatrice Dierich on May 19, 1951. She predeceased him January 8, 2012. He was employed at General Motors for over 30 years until his retirement and was a member of U.A.W. Local #699. Following his retirement, he worked part-time for AIBM for several years. Ed was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church where he served as an usher. He enjoyed woodworking, bird watching, hunting, fishing and bowling. Most of all, Ed had a wonderful sense of humor which he shared with family and friends. Surviving are one son and one daughter, Jack (Lorraine Brown) Cummings; Diane (Joe) Brandel; three grandchildren, Bart (Andrea) Brandel, Nicole Brandel and her fiancé Jeff Choponis, Carrie and Norm Davis; a step-granddaughter, Elizabeth Brown; three sisters and one brother, Donna McDonald, Mary Lou Cunningham, Janice (Bob) Ruyts, John (Jean) Cummings; several nieces and nephews. Ed was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Fred Cummings. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Helen Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Ronald Wagner will officiate with entombment in St. Andrew Mausoleum. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Tuesday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and at St. Helen Catholic Church on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass. There will be a Vigil Service at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Luther Manor Nursing Home or to the wishes of the family.