Cover photo for John James Cummings Jr.'s Obituary
1963 John 2023

John James Cummings Jr.

April 1, 1963 — August 29, 2023

John J. Cummings, an April Fool’s day baby, passed away peacefully at the age of 60 while surrounded by his loving family on August 29, in Albuquerque, New Mexico after an inspiring year-long battle with cancer. John’s life began on April 1, 1963, in Wichita, Kansas, born to the late John and Betty Cummings.

John leaves his loving and beloved wife, partner and friend of 25 years, Ruth Zimmerman Cummings and their children, Elizabeth, and Jake Cummings, of Albuquerque, NM. John graduated from St. Pius X High School in Albuquerque in 1981, and graduated in 1985 from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California. John was a successful business owner serving as a financial advisor for the Albuquerque community for over 30 years.

John was a fierce family man - loving, loyal, thoughtful, dedicated, and generous. His family included immediate, extended, and chosen. John knew how to foster meaningful and lasting relationships and maintained many deep and abiding friendships. In his presence, you always felt seen, heard, understood, known, and loved.

John was a deeply spiritual person with a peaceful, kind, and gentle heart. He dedicated his days to bettering himself spiritually, emotionally, and physically. He rarely gave in to worry and had an innate ability to make heavy things lighter. His sense of humor came forth in every conversation and situation--he could make you laugh in the darkest of times. John wanted to live his life with a loving and positive attitude. He was the most encouraging person to talk with when you needed to be uplifted. He frequently meditated and loved to talk about deep, meaningful, and philosophical questions.

John loved books, music and cooking, thrift stores and bookstores, golf and basketball, road trips and hotels. He could also make a mean breakfast of cheesy eggs and cooked the best steak or burger you’ve ever had.

To share your stories & browse pictures, slideshows, his music playlists, and recipes or to learn more about John, and how to donate in his honor to his memorial fund visit .

A memorial service will be held Sunday, September 3, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 10000 Spain Rd NE., Albuquerque, presided by Monsignor Richard Olona.

The memorial service will be live streamed on YouTube and Facebook .

In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s honor may be made to the New Mexico Dream Center .

To send flowers to the family in memory of John James Cummings Jr., please visit our flower store.

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Sunday, September 3, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Mountain time)

Faith Lutheran Church (Spain, Albuquerque)

, Albuquerque, NM

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