In Memory Of
John Binning Cummock
United States of America / Seat 3A
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John Binning Cummock
Marketing Executive
May 31, 1950 - December 21, 1988 (Age: 38)

John was a bright, gregarious, loving, kind, and gentle man of Scottish descent. He died and came to rest in Tundergarth, Scotland, only miles away from where his forefathers originated.

Born in Utah, raised in California, and educated at Brigham Young University with an MBA from the University of Utah, he resided prior to his death with his wife and three children in Coral Gables, Florida. Beloved husband of M. Victoria Diaz Bolton and devoted father to Christopher, 6 years old; Matthew, 4 years old; and Ashley, 3 years old. He was also survived by his parents, John and Beverly Cummock, his sisters Debbie and Dana, and his half-brother Robert.

In London on business for Bacardi USA, John tried to surprise his family by coming home a day earlier than planned to help with Christmas festivities and Ashley’s third birthday celebration.

John was very loving, committed, and loyal to his young family and very mindful of how lucky he was. He had a great sense of duty to serve those less fortunate through community service by taking active leadership roles in church, his children’s schools, and his neighborhood association, and by supporting numerous charities in the Miami community.

He was a man of great intellect and an avid reader, and he simply hungered to learn. John loved to travel and explore the world, having endless curiosity about people and a fascination with other cultures and religious beliefs.

John had a great passion for music and enjoyed singing and playing the piano. He also shared with his young family his great love for nature and his garden. He loved to laugh and shared with us his passion for cooking, scuba diving, skiing, golfing, running, hiking, and camping in America’s West. He also was an American football enthusiast.

Inscribed on John’s tombstone in Tundergarth cemetery, across the road from where he died, are the words of his favorite poem — a poem he personified:

‘Success’

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better… whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

A role model and inspiration, John was taken much too young and is missed terribly. Alive forever in our hearts, we will continue to do the things he left undone.

2022
2021
1988
1986
John Cummock and Matthew Cummock (2 years old)
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Jan 17, 1986 - Miami, FL
Family outing at Parrot Jungle
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Jan 17, 1986 - Pinecrest, FL
1985
Bringing baby Ashley home
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Dec 11, 1985 - South Miami Hospital. Miami, FL
Daddy John's baby girl Ashley Michele is born!
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Dec 06, 1985 - South Miami Hospital. Miami, FL
Daddy with Ashley Michele just minutes old!
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Dec 06, 1985 - South Miami Hospital. Miami, FL
Daddy John celebrating Matthew David's 1st birthday!
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Sep 10, 1985 - Our Cocoplum home. Coral Gables, FL
Daddy John with his boys, Christopher and Matthew David's on his 1st birthday!
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Sep 10, 1985 - Our Cocoplum home. Coral Gables, FL
1984
New Years Eve in the Big Easy!
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Dec 31, 1984 - New Orleans, LA
Miami Dolphin's # 1 Fan Club!
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Nov 27, 1984
Just born. Daddy John with baby son Matthew David
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Sep 10, 1984 - S. Miami Hospital. Miami, FL
My Father John Cummock and baby Matthew
Posted By Chris Cummock
Sep 10, 1984
The ever growing family portrait
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Sep 09, 1984 - Coral Gables, FL
Celebrating Nano Helen's birthday
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Jul 28, 1984 - Our Cocoplum home. Coral Gables, FL
Celebrating Christopher's 2nd birthday with daddy John
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Mar 27, 1984 - Our Cocoplum home. Coral Gables, FL
Bedtime for Christopher, age 2 with Daddy
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Mar 10, 1984 - Home in Coral Gables, FL
1983
Christmas tree trimming with John, Christopher, Tio Esteban and Tia Marcy
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Dec 21, 1983 - At home in Coral Gables, FL
1982
Daddy John with baby Christopher John, age 5 months
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Aug 12, 1982 - In Connecticut home
John becomes a father with arrival of baby Christopher John
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Mar 27, 1982 - Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, CT
Happy New Parents
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Mar 27, 1982 - Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, CT
My Mother Victoria, aunt Marita, tia Marcie, and my father at Christopher's birth
Posted By Chris Cummock
Mar 27, 1982 - Greenwich, Connecticut
1980
Just Married!
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Aug 23, 1980 - Talmidge Hill Church, Darien, CT
1976
Grandparents
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Jun 26, 1976
1974
BYU Graduation, Tom Wilhelmson
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Jun 26, 1974
1972
Mormon Mission
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Jul 14, 1972 - Argentina
John 1972 Brigham Young University Graduation
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Jan 01, 1972 - Provo Utah
1970
Mormon Mission
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Jul 14, 1970 - Argentina
Mormon Mission
Posted By Victoria Cummock
May 04, 1970 - Argentina
Mormon Mission
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Jan 20, 1970 - Argentina
1968
Mission Work, Mormon Temple
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Sep 20, 1968 - SLC, Utah
Mormon Mission
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Sep 20, 1968 - SLC, Utah
Home, Fire Place
Posted By Victoria Cummock
May 11, 1968 - California
High School Graduation
Posted By Victoria Cummock
May 11, 1968 - California
1965
Eagle Scout Certificate
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Sep 16, 1965
Scout Troop
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Jul 18, 1965
Eagle Scout Cake
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Jul 07, 1965
Eagle Scout Uniform
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Jul 07, 1965
Parents, Eagle Scout Award Ceremony
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Jun 11, 1965
John Binning Cummock Boy Scout
Posted By Victoria Cummock
Jan 01, 1965
1956
John Binning Cummock Kindergarten Photo (6 years old )
Posted By Victoria Cummock
May 04, 1956
1952
John Binning Cummock (2 years old)
Posted By Victoria Cummock
May 03, 1952