Carolyn Jean Cummings
1923 - 2017
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Cummings, Carolyn Jean

Carolyn Jean Cummings, 94, of Binghamton passed away Sunday October 8, 2017. She was born March 22, 1923 in Rochester, NY daughter of Victor and Carrie Alice (nee Haidt) Hendrickson and moved to Binghamton in 1939 where she attended Binghamton Central High School. She joined West Presbyterian Church in 1940. Jean graduated from Cornell University in 1945. In January 1945, she married John B. Cummings. Jean became a member of the Junior League of Binghamton in 1952 and was honored in 1963 with the Watrous Bowl for outstanding achievement. Jean also served 6 years each on the Boards of the Girls Club and YWCA and was active with the Susquehanna Valley Presbytery, serving as Moderator in 1989. She is survived by two daughters, Judith LaMaitis of Boulder, CO and Carolyn J. Cummings of Nairobi, Kenya, one son George B. (Vicki Holecek) Cummings of Binghamton, daughter in-law Sherry Cummings of Dunedin, FL, sister Barbara Goetze, grandchildren, Ernest LaMaitis, Sarah (Kurt) Riek, Rachel (Jeff) Thompson, David (Lauren) Cummings and great-grandchildren Sadie and Seamus Thompson, Amelia and Joseph Riek. She was predeceased by her husband John B. Cummings, her son John B. Cummings, Jr. and brother Rob Hendrickson.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon Wednesday November 15 at the United Presbyterian Church of Binghamton, 42 Chenango St. Binghamton. The family will greet friends from 11:00 am - 12:00 noon at the church. The burial will be private in Vestal Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers please consider making a memorial gift to the Binghamton YWCA 125th Anniversary Campaign, 80 Hawley St. Binghamton, NY 13901. Please sign her guestbook at Services provided by the Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home, 483 Chenango St. Binghamton.

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Published in Press & Sun-Bulletin from Oct. 15 to Nov. 14, 2017.
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