Michael A. “Mike” McCumber, age 54, of Church Street, entered into eternal rest on Monday evening, August 31, 2020 at Siegenthaler Center, New Hartford, New York.
Michael was born on December 25, 1965, in Little Falls, son of the late Roger D. and Carol A. (Konik) McCumber and educated in Little Falls Schools, graduating with the class of 1984. He attended Herkimer County Community College’s Radio and Broadcasting program. Michael spent his working career employed with local businesses including, Ann Street Deli, Ann Street Liquors, and most recently the Copper Moose Restaurant, all of Little Falls. It was hard to forget the charming smile and exceptional service he provided to his customers. He was also employed at one time with Denny’s in Herkimer and the Mohawk Station Restaurant. In his earlier years, he worked for WLFH Radio.
Mike loved golfing, playing darts, and was an avid movie/DVD collector. He was a gentle, friendly, caring man who greeted people in a kind manner and took a personal interest making them feel at ease and in a friendly frame of mind. Mike was a man of integrity laced with humor and an overall wonderful man. He was a great son, brother, and father, loved those he cared about equally, and gave them his time and support. Above all, Mike enjoyed the cherished times spent with his grandchildren. They were the core of his life and he was so proud of them. He will be sorely missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him.
Survivors include his beloved family; his daughter, Kaylin Scanlon and Vinnie Grainer of Little Falls; his son, Andrew Scanlon of Stillwater; daughter, Alexa McCumber of Canastota; sisters, Colleen Polenski and fiance Louis Lamb of Schuyler, Dawn Reed, and husband Christopher of Georgia and Gail McCumber of Albany; brother, Roger McCumber Jr. of Little Falls; his grandchildren, Taylor, Jordan, Colin, and Derek; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Connor McCumber.
Michael and the McCumber family’s care has been entrusted to Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations, 7507 State Route 5 (corner of Bidleman Road) between Little Falls and St. Johnsville, 315-508-5131. Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours at the funeral home, on Saturday, September 5, 2020, from 1-3 p.m and also invited to his funeral service commencing at 3 pm at the funeral home with The Rev. Joseph A. Famulare, Pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, officiating. Mask’s will be be required at the funeral home and COVID-19 procedures will be observed. Cremation will take place following the services with burial to take place at the convenience of the family with his beloved parents in Rural Park Cemetery, Inghams Mills.
Mike’s family is eternally grateful and offer their deepest gratitude to Dr. James Leonardo and nurses (his caring and skilled team) at Bassett Cancer Center, along with the nurses and staff at Siegenthaler Center for their kindness and compassion. The Hospice Team is a true blessing from God. The family would also like to thank Terry Scanlon for her caring support and loving dedication offered to Mike throughout his illness. Kindly consider a contribution to the Michael McCumber memorial fund in his memory; envelopes may be obtained at the funeral home. Please visit www.mohawkvalleyfunerals.com to add to his online tribute page. Rest in peace Mike.