Ronald Henry Cummings, Sr., 91, of Freeport passed from this life to the next on Sunday March 3, 2013. He was born in Freeport on March 15, 1921 a son of Lucy (Stevens) and Henry Cummings. He was educated in Freeport schools, served in the US Navy during WWII and was fortunate to have married Dorothy Giggey of Belfast.
Ron built, owned and operated Florida Lake Recreation in Freeport, off Route 125. He also raised 25 thousand chickens at a time, several times a year, taking a break between each brood to travel. He had the opportunity to see all 50 States and a few foreign countries along the way.
Ron enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening and loved his chainsaw. A woodsman through and through he built five houses that are "still standing". He loved people and was an easy conversationalist.
He was an avid trolley enthusiast and was a member of the Seashore Electric Railway and Trolley Museum in Arundel. He authored a book on trolleys that was sold by LL Bean for a number of years. He was a member of the Freeport Historical Society, Freeport Elders, Oak Leaf Seniors of Freeport, American Legion, VFW, Trans-world Radio and a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Freeport.
Ron is survived by his wife of 70 years, Dorothy "Dot" Cummings of Freeport; his son, Ronald Cummings, Jr. and his wife Janet of Freeport; his daughter Linda Cummings Foster and her husband Peter of Freeport; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his brother Leon Cummings and his wife Mattie of Southborough, MA; nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be on Friday March 8 from 5 – 7 PM at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. The funeral service will be held on Saturday March 9 at 1 PM at First Baptist Church of Freeport, 185 Main Street, Freeport with a reception after in the church hall. Burial will be later this spring in Burr Cemetery. Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.com
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