Obituary: Walter Henry Cummings

Mr. Cummings, 81, of Winter Garden, died Monday, May 2, 2022.

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Walter Henry Cummings, 81 of Winter Garden, Florida, passed away Monday, May 2, 2022, at South Lake Hospital, Clermont, Florida, with his family and friends by his side.

Walter was born May 26th, 1940, in the small town of Batavia, New York. He is the son of Silas and Ruth Cummings, brother of Vincent and Bradshaw Cummings.

Walter was a graduate of the prestigious Columbia Military School, in Columbia, Tennessee, in 1956.  After graduating, Walter enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1957, working in fire rescue. He was a A2C and honorably served his country till 1963. He was a graduate from the University of Kentucky in Engineering.

During his career he worked at General Electric in Louisville, Kentucky. The bulk of his work was in Areo-Space and Military Defense, working for N.A.S.A, Morton Thiokol in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Lockheed-Martin in Orlando, Florida. In 1994, he made a career move, working at the Central Florida Auto Auction in Ocoee, Florida, until retirement at age 76.

Walter loved NASCAR. He enjoyed spending time with his family and at the beach. Walter was a lifetime member of 42 years at the Winter Garden Elks Lodge. Besides a strong work ethic, a deep love and patriotism for his country, he is best known for his wit, being neighborly, kind and always willing to help


He was a loving father, grandparent and a loving companion of four years to Laura Vittum of Winter Garden, Florida. He will be truly missed by all.

Walter is survived by his daughter, Synamon Bohn, and her husband, Justin Bohn; two grandchildren, Chloe and Conrad Bohn of Casselberry, Florida; one brother, Bradshaw Cummings of Rangeley, Maine; his nephew, Hanniel Cummings and his family of Atlanta, Georgia; nephew, David Cummings and his family of San Diego, California; and stepson, Michael Moss and his family of Watervliet, Michigan.

Walter Cummings will be buried at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, Mims, Florida, at 12:30 p.m. June 10, 2022, Pavilion A.

Winter Oaks Funeral and Cremation in Winter Garden, Florida handled Mr. Cummings’ burial arrangements.


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