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Francis P. "Frank" Cummings, 86, of Williamsport, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, at his home.
He was born Jan. 16, 1930, a son of the late John and Irene (Staib) Cummings. In 1954, he married the former Marie Stone who preceded him in death on April 13, 2013.

Frank was a 1947 graduate of South Williamsport High School and served as a cryptographer in the Air Force from 1948 to 1952. He later attended Lycoming College.
Most of his working years were at the Grit Publishing Company where he held several management positions and served on the advisory board. When Grit was sold in 1981, the new owners began terminating groups of mostly older employees. In 1982, Frank was among one of those groups. He then served as Public Information Director at Hope Enterprises and in 1985 got a job as clerk at the Hughesville Post Office where he retired six years later.
Frank was a life member of the Gesang Verin Harmonia.

He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Stephen Retorick, of Williamsport; two brothers, Charles of Doylestown, Ohio, and Rudy of Williamsport; and two grandsons, Zachary and Colin who lived with Frank and Marie as youngsters.

Friends will be received for a visitation from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30, with his cousin, the Rev. Charles Cummings as celebrant.

Arrangements are by the Crouse Funeral Home, Williamsport.
Visit www.crousefuneralhome.com.
Published on November 3, 2016
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