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Mr. Paul D. Cummings, of Wellesley, died at home on Saturday, February 1, 2020. He was 76.

Paul was born in Boston on June 3, 1943 a son of the late Carl and Elizabeth (O'Neil) Cummings. Raised in Wellesley he attended Wellesley High School and later Keefe Technical High School. He earned both his Bachelor and Master degrees from Cambridge College and later his PhD from Greenwich University in Hawaii. Paul married Nancy C. Riley on August 19, 1961 in South Natick.

Paul owned and operated Residential Air Quality, Inc. based in Wellesley for 20 years and was still an active part of its overall operations. He faced his biggest trial of cancer with incredible strength, a well of patience, and possessed insurmountable bravery. As part of his personal healing he completely restored his 1946 Willys-Overland CJ2A.

Among his greatest loves was his family, and being an active member as one of Jehovah's Witnesses for over 50 years. His faith was at the core of all that he did and how he spent his life as one of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Paul will always be remembered with his infectious smile or as some people referred to it as "that Grin". Those who knew Paul best were aware of his passion to always help people – if he was unfamiliar with an issue, he would dive deep in research to better understand how to assist them any way possible.

In addition to his wife of 58 years, Nancy, he leaves his children, Daniel P. Cummings (Valerie) of Sudbury, James M. Cummings (Dawn) of Lakeville, Cynthia A. McDavid of Wellesley and Michele A. Boulos (Nabil) of Waltham; his grandchildren, Michael Cummings, Jillian Anding (Taylor), Evan and Jadyn Cummings, Jonathan and Austin McDavid, David and Nicole Boulos; his siblings, James Cummings (Carol) of Wichita Falls, Texas, Elizabeth Allan (late William) of Ayer and the late Virginia Norris; his brother-in-law, Alan Norris of Burlington and many nieces & nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Paul's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, February 6th from 4 to 8 p.m. A Memorial Talk will be held at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, 1672 Washington Street, West Newton on Friday, February 7th at 7:00 p.m. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellesley is private.