Charles David Cummings

Our beloved brother, Charles, left this world to be with Jesus Monday, April 12, 2021, with his son, Chase, at his side.

Born on July 15, 1952, in Wilkes-Barre. He was the son of the late Phillip A. Cummings Sr. and Aneila Cummings.

He attended Gate of Heaven Elementary and graduated from West Side Central Catholic High School, Class of 1970. He went on to earn a degree in fire science while living in New York. Charles founded his company, "Charles Builders," in 1976, and was self employed for the remainder of his working career.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lisa Chernavage; a son Charles Cummings Jr.; brothers, Richard M. Cummings and Francis T. Cummings; and nephew, Jeffrey Nice.

Charlie was a hard worker but loved music and parties with his friends. His nephew, Terry Cummings and his band, "Strawberry Jam," often played at their home parties. His good friend Charlie Malarkey was his wingman for all the Penn State games, hockey games and bands that they travelled to see.

He is survived by his son, Chase, Trucksville; his daughter, Aneila, Boca Raton, Fla.; brothers and sisters, Phillip A. Cummings Jr., Dallas; Mary Nice, Mountain Top; Eileen Cummings, Syracuse, N.Y.; Helen A. Cummings, Blacksburg, Va.; John Cummings, Fernbrook; Lawrence Cummings, Trucksville; and Joanna Cummings, Charlotte, Vt.; and nieces and nephews.


Published by Citizens Voice on Apr. 21, 2021.
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A tribute to my good friend, Charlie Cummings, by Michael Hosey. "During this pandemic it has been hard to stay in touch with old friends, even the best of friends-and Charlie had been so ill and yet never left my thoughts and when possible over the past few years with how ill he was, we got to see each other. Last Thursday, because Charlie was so much on my mind-I walked into his home and spoke to his son Chase, who directed me to Charlie's room. Charlie was in the end stages of his life, with kidney failure and was resting peacefully-but unable to speak to me. Still he looked at me with those blue eyes and I know he knew I was there. Charlie and I have been close friends ever since we met at Central Catholic our Freshman year of high school. We have kept that friendship over 55 years. This day was different-I knew it was time to say good-bye and how does one say all that one wants to-I tried my best to let him know how much he has meant to me, over the years and that his life was so well lived. I talked to him about how he did everything right-took such good care of his parents and his family. He loved his son Chase and daughter Aneila and looked forward to someday calling her Dr. Aneila. I thanked him for one hell of a journey-for always standing by me, for the great times we shared, and I told him that I loved him. Charlie was such a great guy-his sense of humor and love of life only surpassed by his love and dedication to his family and friends. Charlie was also an amazing craftsman-He could build anything and his workmanship was awe inspiring. Even as a teenager he was hard working and as much as he loved to enjoy life-he was always taking care of his family and responsibilities. He will be remembered by his friends as a great guy, who was always so much fun to be around and who made you feel that you really mattered to him. So in closing, I am reminded of Maya Angelou's quote-"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Thank you Charlie. We had one hell of a journey-our friendship a true treasure-with many a story to tell. Until we meet again-May you rest in peace. Love, Michael Hosey.
Michael Hosey
April 25, 2021
Charlie, may you rest in forever peace, the world will miss you! Your friend, Guy
guy martin
April 23, 2021
Sincere sympathy to all. He is now at peace with the Lord
Fr. Jack Bendik
April 21, 2021
Charlie, haven´t seen your in quite awhile, but am going to miss you and Lisa. Chase and Amelia, I am so sorry for your loss. Wish you the best and a long and happy life. Again, so sorry, they are gone too soon.
Debbie Bueche
April 21, 2021
Mary, I offer my sincerest sympathy to you and your family. I know that words will not take away the pain of the loss but just know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Joan
Joan Turel
April 21, 2021
Chase and Aneila, I am so sorry for your loss.
Janet Kelly
April 21, 2021
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