Obituaries

George E. Kummer
Died: May 7, 2020
George Edward Kummer, Jr., 82, a life-long Town of Cortlandt resident, died on May 7, 2020 at home. He is survived by his sons, Eric (Ann) of Poughquag, NY, Peter (Patricia) of Cortlandt Manor, and four grandsons, Joseph, Kristjan, Matthew, and Niklas.
He was born in Manhattan on October 17, 1937, the son of George and Hermine Kummer. He graduated from New York Military Academy in Cornwall-on-Hudson in 1956 and attended Norwich University in Northfield, VT. While at both schools, he was active in marching, concert, and dance bands.
After serving four years with the United States Air Force, he returned to the family home in Cortlandt to raise a family with his wife, Sigrid Caroline (Möser) of Frankfurt, Germany, whom he married in Spokane, Washington on December 9, 1962. Sigrid predeceased George on December 18, 2018.
George spent thirty years with the IBM Corporation in various management positions, lastly as a Senior IBM Management Consultant, before retiring in 1996. In 1997, he retired from the New York Army National Guard where he served for twenty-five years as a musician with the 199th Army Band stationed at Camp Smith.
In 1993, George took a train to Springer Mountain in Georgia, the southern end of the Appalachian Trail. Four months later, he arrived home, having walked from Georgia to home. 
He was a long-time member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Putnam Valley where he served as a deacon and choir member. He was a member of the Collabergh-Radium Masonic Lodge No. 859 of Nelsonville and the German American Social Club of Peekskill in addition to being a life member of the American Legion No-Vel Post 159 in Venice, Florida and the Van Cortlandtville Historical Society for which he also served as President and Director.
George enjoyed playing music. He learned to play the cornet first before attaining proficiency on the trumpet and baritone (horn). He performed with the Spokane Civic Band, the Venice Concert Band, the Suncoast Brass Ensemble, the Yonkers Military Band, and the Port Chester American Legion Band. He was very active through his term with the Army Band.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, May 13th, and will be restricted to no more than 10 people. Services will
be officiated by William Vangor of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. Interment will be at the family plot in Hillside Cemetery, 1033 Oregon Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the charity of your choice