Gerald Cummins was a foodie with the motto “Food is Love.” If you ever shared a meal with Jerry, whether it was a simple pot of chili or a Sunday brunch with all the fixings, be assured he was sharing love.
He may have been outwardly intimidating, but was all teddy bear inside. He was the family’s biggest cheerleader and could often be heard telling his children and grandchildren, “You are a Cummins! You can do anything!”
He had many different jobs in his lifetime that included locksmith, restaurant host, and teacher. He most enjoyed his time serving his country in the United States Army, and was most proud of his time serving Colts Neck, NJ as Chief of Police. He actively supported the Boy Scouts of America, held office within the American Legion, and held office within the Blue Knights of NJ. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle for charity and fun, and used to be the talk of the Elementary School when he would drop off his children in the mornings. He was also an advocate for animal rights and volunteered for the ASPCA.
Gerald was 81 when he passed on October 27, 2021. He leaves behind his wife of 56 years (Bonnie Cummins), 2 children (Christopher Cummins and Kelly Cummins-Brown), 2 grandsons (Cody and Kevin Cummins), and 2 granddaughters (Abigail and Kathryn Brown).
A short memorial service will be held on Friday, November 5, 2021, 5:30 p.m., at H. C. Pierce Hose Company / Engine 3, 416 A St, Middlesex, NJ 08846. Family will remain after the service through 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of Aftercare Cremation Service, 729 Rt. 18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.