In Memoriam: Gerald ‘Steve’ Cumins (Aug. 9, 1943 – Feb. 11, 2022)

March 2022 Posted in Obituary

Gerald Steven Cumins passed away peacefully in Mount Angel, Oregon on Feb. 11, 2022 at the age of 78. 

Steve was born in Altadena, California at St. Luke’s Hospital on Aug. 9, 1943 to Robert Howard and Aleise Rose Cumins. He was raised and went to school in Arcadia, California. He proudly served in the United States Navy from July 25, 1961 through Aug. 7, 1964 aboard the USS Jason. 

Steve is preceded in death by his  parents, Robert Howard and Aleise  Rose Cumins;  and by his sons, Robert Steven Cumins and Gerald Benton Cumins. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Cumins; two brothers, Robert Michael Cumins and Jeffery Bruce Cumins; two sisters, Susan Ann Newell and Julie Aleise Rogers; son, Ronald Lee Cumins; and stepdaughter, Ronda Jean Varney. 

Steve was a part of “Find a Grave” on the Internet. He would walk through the cemetery taking pictures (names, dates, etc.). There were many times when people were very happy to find someone in their family from many years past thanks to his efforts. He continued searching for background relatives within his own family. 

He worked for a savings and loan in Hemet, California from 1976 to 1999. He was Chief Appraiser Manager VP in charge of the department and of various appraisers, and construction loans. Steve also taught classes in real estate at the local college. 

A graveside ceremony will be held in his honor on March 25, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Valley View Cemetery. All are welcome.

Arrangements by Unger Funeral Chapel – Silverton.

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