Richard J. "Ricky" Cummings, of 4075 Breeze Boulevard, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017 shortly after arrival at St. Joseph's Hospital in Buffalo.
Ricky's beautiful soul departed this earth after a devastating battle with addiction. Though the disease would ultimately take his life, he was so much more to his family, friends, and those that knew him. Ricky refused to let addiction define who he was and never hesitated to help others in need.
Ricky was born Sept. 9, 1987 in Olean and was a son of Donald H. and Susan D. Martin Cummings. He graduated from Olean High School and BOCES Building Trades in 2006. Ricky graduated from Alfred State College with an Associate's Degree in Building Trades in 2009.
Ricky was a master carpenter and very talented in building construction. He was also a very talented drummer and musician. Ricky enjoyed riding motorcycles. Foremost, he loved his children and he was very caring and passionate father.
Ricky is survived by his mother, Susan D. Cummings of Olean; his father, Donald H. Cummings of Olean; paternal grandmother, Virginia L. Nolan of Olean; maternal grandfather, William T. Martin of Olean; maternal grandmother, Joyce E. Young of Buffalo; two children, Evan R.D. and Natalie R.A.E. Cummings of Olean; seven siblings, Daniel M. Cummings of Olean, Jamie E. Hearn-Yudichak of Fairport, Tammy L. Cummings of St. Cloud, FL, David M. Cummings of Maine, Harold W. Cummings of Sorrento, FL, Eugene L. Cummings of Cuba, and Donald H. Cummings of Hampstead, NC; several brother and sister-in-laws;
many nieces and nephews including Alexandria, Jaxson, Casey, and Kelsey; the mother of his children, Meghan C. Snyder; many, many special friends including, Mariah Eve Long, Nicole Graham, and Joshua Gelder; a godson, Robert Gelder; many aunts, uncles, & cousins; and his cat, Piper.
Ricky was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Donald Ransom.
Friends will be received at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., #646 E. State Street, Olean on Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 10:00 AM. Pastor, Anna M. Okosun, of the Olean Salvation Army, will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. View Cemetery, Olean.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be sent to the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, #646 E. State St., Olean, New York 14760, to offset the cost of final expenses. Online condolences may be made by clicking the button above.