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John Orlando "Jack" McCumber

John McCumber     “beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother”

ALMA, N.Y.----John Orlando “Jack” McCumber, 80, of Alma, passed away in his home with his wife by his side on Monday, February 4, 2019, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born on July 18, 1938 in Conneaut, Ohio, he was a son of Andrew Jackson McCumber and Jennie “Marie” VonWie McCumber.  On May 14, 2005 in Alma, he married Darlene M. Green, who survives.

Jack was a graduate of Newbury (Ohio) High School where he played football.  Jack served in the U.S. Army Reserves and the Army National Guard.

His first job as a teenager was as a driver for Senator John Boehner in Ohio.  He was employed as a truck driver for Manfredi Trucking in Newbury, Ohio, Rimes Trucking in Chardon, Ohio, and lastly by Short’s Oil and Propane in Wellsville until retiring in 2000.

An avid outdoorsman, Jack loved all wildlife.  He also loved to hunt, fish, trap, and anything pertaining to the outdoors.  He enjoyed snowmobiling, 3 and 4 wheeling, dirt bikes, motorcycles, boating, and vacationing in Canada.  An avid runner, Jack ran in several marathons.  He loved to entertain, dance, listen to all kinds of music, and cooking for his friends.  He also loved his dogs, Missy and Hoochie.

Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Kim McCumber Lorenz of Chardon, Ohio; a son, John McCumber of Cherry Valley, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth (Jason) Nikkel of Georgia; a granddaughter, Jessica McCumber of North Carolina; six step-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Jane Stemmer of Chardon, Ohio and Marie Crooks of Erie; and several nieces and nephews, including Debbie Stemmer of Chardon, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, Jack was predeceased by Blackie and Rosemary Blackington of Newbury, who lovingly raised Jack and his sister, Mary Jane; a son, Todd McCumber; a stepson, Tim Crowder; a sister, Patty McCumber; and a brother, Andy McCumber.

Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Jack’s life at 1pm on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, Pa.  Pastor Thomas Isaacson of Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, will officiate.   

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the SPCA Serving Allegany County, 1374 NY-19, Wellsville, NY 14895.

Jack’s family has entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences, share a fond memory, or view a video tribute of Jack, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com




Hey John and Kim sorry to hear abou your father. I knew him when I was younger and I always thought the world of him. I have friends that knew him and they always have good things to say about him. God bless you both cuz and cuz

Matt Fix Feb 13 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John McCumber

Barry & Becky Kaufmann Feb 10 2019 12:00 AM

Our Prayers are with you and your family today
Barry & Becky Kaufmann

Barry & Becky Kaufmann Feb 10 2019 12:00 AM

Love you Dad. You were the best Father in law and Grandpa anyone could ever ask for.

Cat M. Jascoe Feb 10 2019 12:00 AM

Darlene, Kim, John, and Jess, I did not know Jack long but I loved him immediately. He was loving and cheerful in life and graceful and dignified in his process of dying. He is a person we should all try to emulate. He was one of my favorite people and I miss him. The world will never be as wonderful but heaven just became more fun. I look forward to the day when we all get to celebrate together again. Maybe then I will find out how to make a turkey anticipate.... My heart is with all of you. Love, Carol

Carol Feb 9 2019 12:00 AM

Kim and John, so sorry for your loss, Jack was larger than life, I always remember his huge smile abd great laugh, truly one of a kind.

Carol Arndt Feb 8 2019 12:00 AM

Jack will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Emily Gray Feb 7 2019 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. Jack was my Uncle and I havent seen him since my father Andys, (Uncle Jacks brother) funeral.

Tina McCumber Feb 6 2019 12:00 AM

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