Howard Lee Cummings Sr., 86, of Ridgefield, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, June 17, 2017. He was the loving husband of Mrs. Gloria (Kuselias) Cummings who were married for 58 years.
Mr. Cummings was born in Eufaula, Oklahoma on October 23, 1930; a son of the late James and Audra (Newton) Cummings. He grew up on a cattle farm in Muskogee Oklahoma with 7 brothers and sisters. Howard earned a degree in Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and later a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ohio. He faithfully served in the Air Force during the Korean War and upon his return, became employed at NASA as an aerospace engineer.