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Thomas Conzelman Cummins

March 7, 1938 ~ December 28, 2020 (age 82)


We are deeply saddened to announce that Thomas Conzelman Cummins peacefully died in his sleep, surrounded by family, on December 28th, 2020. He was a warrior and fought a brave battle before succumbing to metastatic melanoma.  

Tom was born in St. Louis, Missouri on March 7, 1938 and graduated from University of Missouri, Columbia.  After graduating, Tom began his successful thirty two year career at The Travelers Investment Group in Chicago where his strong work ethic, loyalty, and leadership skills gained the respect of his colleagues.   At Travelers, he built many relationships that he treasured and frequently shared stories of those days bringing a smile to his face.  Tom met his wife shortly after the start of his retirement where another remarkable chapter began in his life.  He loved his wife dearly and enjoyed every last moment with her.  They were best friends and traveled the world together creating lifetime memories.  In his spare time, Tom was an avid golfer, wine enthusiast, and patriot.  He appreciated time spent watching his son play soccer growing up and memories that they shared together at TCU.  He loved all his family and the friends that surrounded them.  Up until the very end, his positive outlook, toughness, and sense of humor remained with him.  We are forever grateful for all his words of wisdom and his shining example. Tom made an impression on all those he met, always encouraging others to be their best self.  

Tom is survived by his wife Barbara Cummins, his three children, Jeffrey Cummins, Kelley & (Michael) Crowe, and Chris & (Stephanie) Connell, and his seven grandchildren, Lauren and Thomas Cummins, Isabel, Connell, and Olivia Crowe, and Ellie and Madison Connell.  The family would like to thank all those who cared for Tom over the last few difficult years especially his dear brother and sister in-law Michael and Kathy Clem.  And a special thank you to Emerald Coast Hospice, Dr. Mose Hayes, Moffitt Cancer Center, and Father Tom of Resurrection Catholic Church.  We are forever grateful the endless amount of love and support from family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to be made to Emerald Coast Hospice. 

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