Sidney K. Cummings Sr.
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Age 83, transitioned on Friday, January 18, 2019 at home. He is a native of Gary, Indiana. A graduate of Roosevelt High School, Tennessee State University and Indiana University. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He retired from teaching with 39 years of service with the Gary Community School Corporation. He was also a former employee of Gary City Court and Lake County Coroner's Office. He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife of 61 years, Geraldine Cummings of Gary, IN; 3 children, Sidney Cummings Jr. of Merrillville, IN, Regina Puckett of Gary, IN, and Robert (Marshionees) Cummings of Antioch, TN; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. . Visitation Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. with family hour from 10:00a.m. -11:00a.m. with Funeral services to follow at 11:00 a.m. all services at First Baptist Church 626 West 21st avenue. Dr. Timothy F. Brown officiating. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send all donations to the Financial Aid Scholarship Fund at First Baptist Church.



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Published in Post-Tribune from Jan. 24 to Jan. 25, 2019.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Visitation
09:00 - 11:00 AM
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Funeral service
11:00 AM
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January 31, 2019
I am sincerely sorry for your loss and my warmest condolences are extended to Mr. Cummings family. God understands the comfort that we need when we lose a loved one. May you confide in Him always because His understanding is beyond measure. (Psalm 147:3)
T L
January 29, 2019
Regina,

My prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

God will heal your heart.

Angela Grant-Grady
1983 Classmate
Angela Grant-Grady
January 29, 2019
You will surley be missed. I met you when you were 18 and a Life Guard at Gleason Park. My prayers go out to your family.
Arthel Martin
January 27, 2019
Prayers go out to the Cummings Family, Coach Cummings was a part of my a very long time and always had that very caring spirit. I will continue to pray for strength for you all. With all my Love!
Charles Reedus
January 26, 2019
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Elmer and Imogene Edwards
Friend
January 26, 2019
Bob, Regina and the entire Cummings family:
Our deepest condolences to you for your loss. We are praying for your strength during this difficult time.
Reginald & Kim Holmes
January 26, 2019
to the family of SIDNEY CUMMINGS


Sorry to hear about the passing of my classmate SIDNEY CUMMINGS, May God bless you and family in this time of Sorrow
Albert Hutchinson
January 26, 2019
Always a class act. RIP
Walter Todd
January 26, 2019

My deepest condolences to your family during this most difficult time. There are no words that can ease the pain of losing someone so beloved. May you find comfort and peace in knowing that Mr. Cummings is in God's memory, because those who pass on are precious in his eyes. Psalms 116:15.
January 25, 2019
Cummings Wife and Children,
God is granting your family with rest and peace of mind.
This was my coach back in the day.
Adraine Hindman
January 25, 2019
My prayers are with you and the family, God makes no mistakes. Sidney is now out of pain, and resting, remember to be absent from the body is to be present with the lord!,, Be blessed!,,,
Juanita Holmes
January 25, 2019
I was deeply saddened by the news of the passing of your father. Our heartfelt condolences to you from the Class of 1973 to you and your family.


Arnetta Morris
January 25, 2019
My thoughts are with the family during this difficult time. May the memories of love and laughter you once shared together comfort you now and in the days ahead. Take note of the comforting words found at 1Thessalonians 4:14,that you will see your loved one again.
January 25, 2019
To you the Cummings family I bid you,

- God's Speed
Min. H. CARL Gary
January 25, 2019
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Romans 12:12
A Caring Neighbor
January 25, 2019
To Geraldine Cummings,
I'm very sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. May God be with you during these trying times.
Samantha Jewell
January 25, 2019
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Tammy Nowlin
January 25, 2019
My deepest condolences to the Cummings Family; May the Lord comfort you as only He can and may HE now say to my friend Red as Sidney was affectionately known well done good and faithful servant and I say receive your rest coach you were the greatest.
Glindia McClatchey
January 25, 2019
Condolences to the Cummings family on loss of your loved one.
Greta E. Heard
January 24, 2019
My prayers and condolences are with the Cummings family. So sorry for your loss, Coach shared in shaping my life and countless other.
Norfray John Shannon
January 24, 2019
My Condolences to Geraldine,Children, and grandchildren who my friend Sidney loved very deeply and who became a dear friend to me after my husband death making sure I didn't;t need or want for anything, I will miss his. kindness laughter and smile, but I have memories of him and my husband, May God bless each one of you.
Gerrie Starks
Geraldine Starks
January 24, 2019
My prayers are with you Regina and your whole family.
Dakota Smith
January 24, 2019
My prayers & condolences to the entire Cummings family. My prayers are with you all, I'm so sorry for your loss.
Yolanda Simpson
January 24, 2019
My prayers and condolences to the family.
Crystal Shannon
January 24, 2019
To my family, you have my sincere condolences in the loss of Mr. "C". He was like a father to me after the loss of my father and I will forever cherish his support for me. I pray that God continues to comfort and keep you strong in this time of need. God Bless.
Drew Bradley
January 24, 2019
Hello Cummings Family, I was so very hurt to hear about the loss of Mr. Sidney Cummings, Sr because he was a very Good friend to me and my Family growing up in Gary, Indiana. I graduated with daughter Regina from Gary Roosevelt High School and while there met her younger Brother Bobby. I pledged into Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc with the Oldest Brother Sidney,Jr. May Almighty GOD continue Bless and Protect each and everybody in the entire Cummings Family moving forward from this time of bereavement.
Richard L. Shivers, Jr.
January 24, 2019
Cummings Family,
We are so deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Mr. Cummings.

Coach Cummings was my gym teacher and we have been knowing your family for a long time.

Our prayers go out to your family.


Rod and Jenee Ethridge
Roderick Ethridge
January 24, 2019
May God Bless the Cummings family.
Ethridge
January 24, 2019
YOU WILL BE MISSED SIDNEY
gwendolyn west
January 24, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Rodney&janthea Joyce
January 24, 2019
My sincere condolences are being sent to the Cummings family during this time of bereavement. To lose a loved one is always difficult, however, always remember the good times, the secrets shared and the laughs.

As time passes, each day gets easier so remember to always keeps your eyes towards the hills from whence cometh your help.

Praying for you--

Michael Ann (Mikki) Perry
Bessemer, Al
January 24, 2019
To the Family of Sidney K. Cummings, Sr.

Rejoice in God's love for He is good all the time. You have my sincere sympathy in the passing of your loved husband, father, grandfather and a good friend to many. Your cherished memories will last forever and be assured that he is at peace, resting in God's everlasting arms. I love you and I care.
Diane and Lee Hobbs
January 24, 2019
Tamilla "Tammi" Calloway
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