87, of Peoria, AZ., Passed away peacefully on July 17, 2015. He is survived by his wife of sixty-five years, Rose, daughter Isabella (Dave), his grandson James, granddaughter Jennifer (Chris Tassin), four great grandchildren; Hanna, Zachary, James David- “JD”, and Hunter. James was a proud member of U.A. Local #469 Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union. He was also a long time parishioner of St. Agnes Parish. A visitation was held on July 20, 2015 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at St. Agnes, 1954 North 24th St., Phoenix, AZ. Interment will be at 9:30 AM, Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Holy Cross Cemetery, 10045 W. Thomas Road, in Avondale. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Vincent de Paul, or the Trust at the UA Local #469 under James Cummings name.
Dear Sister Rose, Jimmy was cherished by so many. He made each of our lives better for just knowing him. His civility, kindness, fondness of life, and a sincere love for you and family was exemplary. He left all of us with so many wonderful memories, we will never forget him. Prayers are with you and the family.
Neil and Leticia
One of my fondest memories of my Uncle Jimmy was when I was about 6 years old. Waiting in the carport in Phoenix for my Mom, Dad and Aunt Rose. My Uncle Jimmy said in his wonderfully Scottish voice, “Can you dance like this?”. And he proceeded to do a silly little tap dance. I immediately tried to do the same in my yellow Mary-Janes and with a BIG smile, he told me it was PERFECT!!! It was only a quick moment, but I have never forgotten. He was a truly lovely man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
With much love,
Marlo and Cameron
Neil R. McLean
Am so very sorry to hear of Uncle Jim’s passing. My brother Mark and I loved seeing both of you and have the fondest memories. We always loved his voice and the words that accompanied that voice. Whenever I think of him it brings a smile to my heart. He was the warmest, classiest, genuinely honest man I have ever known who truly cared about family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and hope that I get to see you in the near future.