Robert G. ‘Bobby’ Cummings II | News, sports, jobs

Robert “Bobby” Cummings II, 63, of Altoona, died Friday as a result of a car accident. He was born in Altoona, son of Iris (Swanger) and the late Robert “Bob” Cummings.

Bobby is survived by his daughter, Christina (Rob) McMullen of Altoona. He was the very proud grandfather of Roman, who affectionately called him ‘Pappy Football’. Bobby is also survived by his siblings, Louise (Etienne) Runge of Costa Mesa, California, and John (Nanette) Cummings of Altoona; and nieces and nephews: Michele (Chris) Hoyle, Alex Cummings, Aaron Cummings and Addison (Sam) Ference.

Bobby proudly served in the United States Army from 1985 to 1993. He reported to the 101st Air Assault Unit. He was stationed in South Korea, Fort Hood, Texas, and Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He later worked at the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center in Altoona. Before joining the military, he worked at Tritex Sportswear. Bobby turned his love of people, driving and traveling into a job. He was a driver for Uber and enjoyed meeting new people every day. He loved hearing and telling stories, and felt this was the best way to share life experiences.

Bobby was a friend to all and would have a conversation with anyone he met. He loved catching up with old friends and meeting new people. It was rare that you went somewhere with Bobby and he didn’t run into someone he knew…and he loved it! Bobby was an animated story/joke teller and could get crowds of all ages laughing. He was an avid sports fan, especially when it came to all things Penn State, Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers. Most recently, Bobby enjoyed traveling to Florida to visit friends, attend concerts and enjoy the sun.

Over the years, Bobby has turned his love for people, sporting events and concerts into his job. While attending these events, he started selling tickets and created his brand ‘Bobby Tickets’. He was known and loved from Pittsburgh to State College. He loved what he did and made many lifelong friends along the way. He found great joy in taking his family to PSU tailgates, football and hockey games, and taking his parents to Pirates games. He also enjoyed attending his grandson Roman’s baseball and football games.

Bobby was a true gem. His jokes, storytelling and love of life will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Friends will be received from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM and from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, May 6, 2024 at the Ax and Santella Family Chapel, 1534 Fourth St., Altoona. A funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at Wehnwood United Methodist Church, 2511 Juniata Gap Road, Altoona, followed by full military honors. Burial will be in Blair Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Leslie E. Ax Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to the Leslie E. Ax Funeral Home, 1520 Fourth St., Altoona PA 16601 or at ?qid =2abe07a7442a88abaf71fd83131f4861.