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Benjamin "Ben" Edgar Bess Cummings

December 21, 1932 ~ June 5, 2019 (age 86)

Benjamin “Ben” Edgar Bess Cummings

Loving Husband, Father, & Grandfather -

Benjamin “Ben” Edgar Bess Cummings, age 86, of Mechanicsburg, passed away at Fox Subacute Center in Mechanicsburg on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.  Ben was born on Wednesday, December 21, 1932 in Los Angeles, CA to the late Elwin Marrion Cummings and Al Dumas (Bess) Cummings.  In addition to his parents, Ben is preceded in death by his two brothers; and his daughter, Hilary Ann Petit.

Ben’s survivors include his wife of 31 years, Michelle (White) Cummings; his seven children: Alejandro “Alex” Benjamin Cummings, Megan Ashley Martin, Laird Gillian Cummings, Francisco Xavier Cummings, Heather Alexis Petit, Tania Amalina Campbell, Anita Sofia Cummings; his 13 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Ben’s family will be remembering his life privately.  Cremation was private.

Ben’s family has entrusted his care to Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Ben’s full obituary and sign his official guest book at

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