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CUMMINGS - Helen R. Age 83, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Absolut Care of Orchard Brooke. She was born December 21, 1932, to Beatrice and E. Lewis Wagner, in Sandusky, OH. Helen attended Sandusky High School, and then worked for Periodical Publishers. She married Richard Cummings and the couple moved to Gowanda, NY, where they set up housekeeping. They had one son, David, and Helen was a homemaker and stay-at-home mom.
Helen is survived by her son, David (Sharon) Cummings of Dunkirk, NY; three grandchildren, Richard of Michigan, Krystal of Orchard Park, NY, and Clifford, of Hamburg, NY; one great- grandson, Damion; two brothers, John (Charlene) of Galion, OH, and William (Coraline) of Monroe, OH; two sisters, Lois (Richard) Foley of Marathon, FL, and Sally, of Sandusky, OH; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband and one granddaughter, Laura. The family is grateful to the staff of Orchard Brooke Living Center, and to Kathy Kanaley of Legal Aid to the Elderly, in Buffalo, for their many years of dedicated service and love to Helen. They have been a blessing!
Cremation has taken place, and a private memorial service for family and friends will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Mentley Funeral Home, Inc., 105 East Main Street, Gowanda, NY 14070. Condolences may be shared at

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