Esther Cummings

Levittown, Pennsylvania

Nov 4, 1924 – Jul 8, 2020


November 4, 1924
July 8, 2020
Levittown, Pennsylvania


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Esther Cummings, born Esther Phillips in Kulpmont, Pa. on Nov. 4, 1924, was preceded in death by her mother, Esther Pandy, her father, Bertram Phillips, her brothers and sisters, Julia, Steve, Bert, Mary, John, Alex, Frank, Joe, and Betty, and her husband, William E. Cummings.

She married William on Aug. 13, 1947 and created a beautiful family of 10 children - Barbara (Hank), Billy (Kathy), Denise, Marian (Mike), Barry, Wayde (Stacey), Dale (Connie), Wanda (Ted), Marsha (Jack) and Phil (Carmel); 17 grandkids - Sharon, Dawn (Mike), Woody, Renee, Jennifer, Joshua (Jessica), Barry Jr. (Emma), Billy, Brandon, Andrew, Dale Jr. (Karen), Matthew (Tara), Jonathan (Brittany), Branden (Brittany), Tyler (Samantha), Wesley and Clay; 20 great grandkids - Ryan (Ashley), Alyssa, CJ, Taylor Jayne (Doug), Tristan, Ashton, Patty, Little Woody, Ella, Hope, Jerry, Nicole (Tysean), Brittany, Jordyn, Dylan, Kayla, Mason, Reid, Kendra, Emma, Aiden; and eight great great grandkids - Madison, Anthony, Ryan Jr., Arianna, Winter, Aurora, Grayson, Elijah.

Esther held her first job at 16 years old at a coat factory in Kulpmont. She then moved to Youngstown, Ohio and worked in a lawyer's home before heading to Lorain, Ohio, where she worked at the Skelp Mill unloading bars of steel during the war, which is where she met her husband. After Dad became ill, Mom went to work in the Noxeem Factory in New Jersey then to Nylomatic in Tullytown, from where she retired in 1989. Mom was a Union girl through and through!

Mom so enjoyed spending time with her family and was a whiz at anything technology related. She spent many hours on her computer playing games and catching up on Facebook, reading on her iPad, texting her family and sending Marco Polo videos. She was a lifelong fan of the Philadelphia Phillies and NASCAR racing and also loved to sew, crochet, play bingo, read, and listen to hymns specifically by Elvis Presley, the second man she loved!

There was never a holiday that did not include over 40 people squished together with lots of laughter or a meal that she did not share with her dog Bella. She created an amazing legacy of family as well as her work ethic and she had the sharpest mind to the end. We will never forget the vacations at Seaside, the late nights playing Boggle, her chicken and dumplings, macaroni salad and her nutrolls.

Family and friends are invited to call from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at the James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 2200 Trenton Road, Levittown, where her funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Interment will be held privately. In honor of Esther's love for her lifelong team, the family has requested that everyone please wear your Phillies attire.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Delaware Valley Chapter, 2004 Sproul Rd., Suite 208, Broomall, PA 19008, to help keep her great granddaughter healthy!

James J. Dougherty Funeral Home,


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Just to let you know that I miss you a great deal. It's not the same. I miss our talks in the afternoon specially when I would be leaving Princeton and going to my second job. We had a lot of fun on the phone. We would discuss what going. I know every day around 2:30 in the afternoon I'm thinking of you.
You were a very amazing Mom to me. We had a lot of great time and I enjoy you teaching me a lot of your family traditions. I will cheer these in my heart forever. I will...

Boy mommy Am I sure missing you today and every day since you passed. Im making sure everyone gets a little something to have of you and I know I certainly cherish the things you made for me through the years.
My hearts empty and so is my house. I went to make you a cup of coffee with mine after dinner the other night and even tried to bring you cake home from your own celebration. We know you loved your sweets. This family is hurting but we are so thankful to have had you all these...

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Miss you great Grammy! It wont be the same visiting up there!

I love you and miss you gram!

Great Grammy, you will forever be loved. Not a day will go by that were not thinking of you.

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