Honor Mission

Leonard E. Cummings Sr., Veteran

Schenectady, New York - 24 Feb 2018


The family of Mr. Leonard E. Cummings Sr. has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Leonard, 95, passed on Sunday, February 18, 2018.

Leonard enlisted in the United States Army on 30 September, 1942 at the age of 20. He was assigned to a field artillery unit, where he served for the duration of the War.

He was later employed by the New York State Office of General Services for many years, and KEM Cleaners in Schenectady. He served as a Deacon in the Friendship Baptist Church for over 50 years.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Leonard's obituary, viewable on the Bond Funeral Home website at: http://www.bondfuneralhome.com/book-...d/obituary.php

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to stand for and render dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Mr. Leonard E. Cummings Sr., "Greatest Generation" Hero.

Primary Staging Time: 08:30 A.M.

Friendship Baptist Church
409 Union Street
Schenectady, New York - 12305

Ride Captain:

Paul Orzolek

Special Instructions:

Staging at the church with flag line for the arrival of family and guests. Visitation hours are 09:00 - 10:00 AM, followed by a celebration of Leonard's life. Interment with military honors will follow at:

Evergreen Memorial Park
2150 Central Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12304

Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Ray Sestak
Position: Ride Captain

ROC HOTH Warehouse

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture. Presently this program is in the Rochester, NY area only with pickups within the following zip codes: 146XX; 14445; 14467; 14468; 14514; 14515; 14534; 14559; 14580; 14586.

The 2018 ROC HOTH Warehouse Saturday schedule:
April 14
May 12
June 16
July 14
August 11
September 15
October 13
November 17
December 8

The above schedule is subject to change. Please visit our Facebook page, PGRNY - HOTH for detailed information.

If you have items that meet the criteria, are located in the Rochester area, and would like us to pickup those items, please go to the Help On The Homefront - Donate Items section and fill out the Furniture Donation Pick-up Request Form or call us at 585-866-1747 leaving us a message on our answering service with the reason for your call. You are welcome to bring your donations to the ROC Warehouse by appointment only. Call to schedule your appointment for dropping off your donations today! Your donations are GREATLY appreciated and tax deductible.


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