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Francis J. Kummer


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Francis J. Kummer

Runnemede - Francis J. "Frank" or "Franny" Kummer, 91, longtime Runnemede resident, died July 8, 2018 at home surrounded by family. Cherished husband of 59 years to Eleanor, recently deceased. Loving father to Adrianne DiCiano (Gary) and Frank Kummer (Nancy). Grandchildren Natalie, Mariel, Gary, Stephen and Lucas; and two great-granddaughters, Ella and Mia. Predeceased by parents Frank and Anna; 8 sisters and 5 brothers; many nieces and nephews. A graduate of Northeast Catholic High School, Francis was raised in a Kensington rowhouse in an epic brood of 14 children. He served in the Pacific for the Army during World War II. He worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer for 44 years as a photo engraver. He was past president of St. Vincent DePaul Society Holy Child conference, founding member of St. Maria Goretti Church where he was a longtime lector and choir member. He volunteered at the Cathedral Kitchen in Camden, the House of Charity, Runnemede Town Watch and Runnemede Senior Citizens. He was past leader of Cub Scout Pack 128 and lifetime VFW. He possessed a colossal love of life, an infectious laugh, a huge heart, and was always the center of the party. Always involved in the community, he once organized supplies for victims of Mississippi River flooding and personally drove the truck. Viewings 7 to 9 pm Wednesday eve and 9:15 to 10:15 am Thursday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Mass of Christian Burial 11 am Thursday at Holy Child Parish, St. Maria Goretti RC Church, 321 Orchard Ave., Runnemede, NJ 08078. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery, Chews Landing. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society, Holy Child Conference, 13 E. Evesham Rd., Runnemede, NJ 08078. Family and friends may share memories at www.GardnerFuneralHome.com.
Published in Courier-Post on July 10, 2018
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