Dayville – Herbert A. Kummings, 86, of Putnam Rd., formerly of Florida, died Saturday morning, January 24, 2015, with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of the late Joyce (Aubuchon) Kummings, Irene (Corbett) Kummings, and Helen (Gile) Kummings. Born in Holyoke, MA, he was the son of the late Andrew and Isabella (Gasching) Kummings.
Mr. Kummings was a proud veteran of World War II serving for two terms with the United States Navy aboard the USS Waldron, USS W. Keith, USS Grand Canyon, and the USS Arcadia.
He worked for many years as a mechanical engineer at the Hartford Civic Center. He enjoyed tennis, working on his computer, and was an avid ballroom dancer. He especially enjoyed spending quality time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Herbert is survived by two sons David Kummings of Bradington, FL, and Kirk Kummings of W. Springfield, two daughters Karen McGlynn of Dayville and Kyle Kohlrush of Westfield, MA ; three sisters; seven grandchildren Douglas, Lindsey, Jeffery, Kristen, Christopher, Alyssa, and Bethanie,; ten great grandchildren; and his faithful pet tiger cat Libby. He was predeceased by a son Douglas Kummings; and two daughters Gail Kummings and Lynn Schweitzer.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Herbert’s family from 9:00 to 11:00am on Saturday, January 31, 2015, in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, followed by a funeral service in the funeral home at 11:00am. Memorial donations in Herbert memory may be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.