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Visitation at Funeral Home

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Lesko & Polke Funeral Home
1209 Post Road
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

Memorial Service

3:00 pm
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Ludlowe Middle School- Auditorium
689 Unquowa Road
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

Obituary of Tyler Curtis Cummings

Tyler Curtis "Ty-Man" Cummings, age 17, beloved son of Stephen and Kelly Bolton Cummings, and adored brother to Casey Cummings, of Easton and formerly of the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on July 16, 2019.

In addition to his parents and sister, Tyler's memory will be embraced by his grandparents, David and Christine Cummings, of Palm Desert, CA, Robert and Maryjane Norton, of Elgin, SC, Nancy Bolton, of Surfside Beach, SC; his aunts and uncles, Wendy and Jeffrey Diglio, of Norwalk, Nancy and David Burbine, of Barrington, RI, Michael Bolton, of Glendale, AZ, John Bolton, of Elgin, SC, Andy and Sarah Cummings, of St. Louis, MO; his cousins, Cooper and Kensey Diglio, David and William Burbine, Trent, Annika, and Kaia Bolton, Xavier Bolton, Graham, Bennett, and Michael Cummings; as well as, many dear friends. He was predeceased by his grandfather, William Bolton.

It is with tremendous sadness and heartbreak we let everyone know Tyler has found his eternal life comfort. He was the love of our lives and he will be deeply missed. Tyler was the ultimate survivor as he was the oldest known living warrior of his disease. He would light up any room with his smile, vibrant personality, his steel blue eyes, and fist bumps. We are so grateful to call him our son and proud of him for being the best big brother to Casey. Tyler's greatness inspired multiple communities to come together to bring awareness to his rare disease. Our rare disease family will forever have a gratitude for all the love and support that has come our way during Ty-Man's journey. His journey and legacy will forge on.

Tyler attended Joel Barlow High School in Redding, CT.  He was a member of Best Buddies, Unified Theater and Drama along with being honored as a member of the Joel Barlow Legacy Society.  Tyler was a World Wresting Entertainment super fan and fulfilled his dream of attending Survivor Series through the Make-A-Wish Foundation this past November. 

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, July 20, from 2 PM to 6 PM at the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road in Fairfield Center. A service celebrating Tyler's life will take place on Sunday, July 21, at 3 PM in the Roger Ludlowe Middle School Auditorium, 689 Unquowa Road, in Fairfield.

In recognition of Tyler's exceptional JBHS student experience, the Cummings family would prefer contribution to: Joel Barlow High School c/o: Debbie Farrell, 100 Black Rock Turnpike, Redding, CT 06896 (Note- Donation to the Tyler Cummings Scholarship Fund). For travel directions, or to sign his guest register, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralome.com.

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