Born: September 11, 1934 - Deceased: April 22, 2020
Richard “Rich” A. Cummings, Jr, 85, of Belleville, IL, born Tuesday, September 11, 1934 in Belleville, IL, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, IL.
Rich worked for Nestle Foods as an operating engineer for local #2 of St. Louis for 35 years, retiring in October of 1996 and was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Waterloo, IL.
He was a Past Master of St. Clair Lodge #24 A.F. & A.M., Past Master of Olive Branch Lodge #576 A.F. & A. M. St. Louis, MO, High Twelve Club #35 Belleville, IL, Past Illinois State President of High Twelve Clubs, Past President and Secretary of the Belleville Masonic Temple Board, Past High Priest of Belleville Chapter #106 Royal Arch Masons, Thrice Illustrious Past Master of Belleville Council #67 Cryptic Masons, Past Commander of Tancred Commandery #50 Knights Templar in Belleville, Past Preceptor of Pathros Tabernacle #58 Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests in Mt. Vernon, IL, Knight of the York Cross of Honor Illinois Priory #11, Earl of Torell Council #24 in Springfield and Shamrock Council #43 in Belleville of Knight Masons of the USA, Cahokia Mounds Council #225 Allied Masonic Degrees, Mt. Vernon Preceptory #10 Yeoman of York, Past Watchman of the Shepherds White Shrine of Jerusalem, Scottish Rite Bodies Valley of Southern IL, Ainad Shrine of East St. Louis, IL, Ainad Shrine Krazy Klowns, and St. Louis Lodge #5 of the Order of Odd Fellows.
He was preceded in death by his:
Surviving are his:
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association
Service: Private family services with interment at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.
Mike and family – so sorry for your loss. Peace.
So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers. He has raised some great people.
Beth and Family I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers
Mike and family my prayers are with you, so sorry.
We are so sorry for your loss!
I’m am so sorry for your loss ? sending prayers ? to you and your family
Rob, Michael, and I are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. HUGS
Beth and family, my deepest sympathies to you all for your loss.
Sending prayers for peace and comfort and all of our love during this difficult time for you, Mike, and all of your family.
Troy, Cathy, Carli & Griffin
Mike, Lori and Steve,
We’re so sorry for your loss.
John and Beth Jackson
Jim, Mike, Lori, Susan and Beth, I’m so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.
We are so sorry for your loss. May god be with you in your time of need.?
Lorie and Jerry Smith
Jim, Mike, Lori, Sue, Beth,
So sorry to hear about your Dad. He was a good person. I know you’ll miss him. He is with God now.
We are saddened to hear about the passing of brother Richard, who had been a past member of the Krazy Klown unit.
Our sympathy to the family.
My deepest sympathy to you and your family, hugs and prayers.
Soo sorry for your loss. Rich was a great guy! He will be greatly missed. Sending hugs and prayers to all you. God Bless!
I will always remember Uncle Sunny (Rich) with a big smile and a gentle chuckle. Big hugs to my cousins!