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Wilmer A. Cummins

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January 26, 1929 - July 9, 2015
Wilmer Albert Cummins, husband to Catherine T. Cummins, passed away on July 9th, 2015. Will, as he liked to be called, was born in Portland Oregon on January 26th, 1929 to Elmer and Una Cummins. His older sister Helen died in 2012. He was married to his wife Cathy for over 45 years, until her passing in 2003. Will graduated from Reed College in 1951 with a degree in physics. He soon got a job at Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington as a particle beam researcher. He continued his career in physics, moving down to Riverside to work for GE, where he met Cathy. They got married and moved up to Berkeley, where he attended the UC campus and found his passion in computer programming. From there he worked for the Sperry Gyroscope Company in the late 50s, the Rand Corporation and SDC in the 60s, and Litton Data Systems in the late 70s through the early 90s. He retired in the mid-90s, but continued to work as a consultant until 2007. Will is survived by his sons Mark, Kevin and Jonathan, and his grandchildren Jaclyn, Kira, Robert, Jonathan Jr., Zoe and Sam.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 18, at 1 PM at the Cemetery Chapel at Oakwood Memorial Park, 22601 Lassen Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311, followed by a brief gravesite service. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the .
Published in the Los Angeles Times on July 15, 2015
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