Delta Airlines Retiree
Edward A. Cummiskey, 88, of Lawrenceville, GA, formerly of Lynn, passed away Wednesday, June 29.
Mr. Cummiskey was born in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn English High School, class of 1953 and East Coast Tech, class of 1959. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War from 1954 to 1957 and served as a helicopter crew chief. He was an aircraft mechanic for most of his 44-year career in the airline industry and retired as a maintenance supervisor at Delta Airlines. He was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus since 1960 and an active member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church where he served as a member of the bereavement choir.
He had a passion for aircrafts, ancestry, football, golfing, war history, and classical and military marching music. Mr. Cummiskey was devoted to his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Elaine (Mariano) Cummiskey, his daughter, Lisa M. Strobel and his parents, Timothy and Mabel (Doyle) Cummiskey of Lynn. Mr. Cummiskey leaves behind a daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and David Horne of Dacula GA; a granddaughter, Samantha Strobel and her fiancé, Beau Martin of Atlanta, GA and nieces, Kim (Kevin) Barry, N. Andover, MA and Karen (Tom) Higgins, Groveland, MA.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flanigan Funeral Home, 4400 S. Lee St., Buford, GA. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12 Noon on Thursday, July 28 at Prince of Peace Church, 6439 Spout Springs Rd., Flowery Branch, GA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. To express condolences, please sign online guest book at www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.