Charles Robert Cummer

Cummer PhotoCharles Robert Cummer, of Taylor Lake Village, affectionately known as Rob, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Sept 21, 2014. Rob was born on Dec. 19, 1981 in Webster, TX.   He was the only son of Bob Cummer and Kathy McElman (Cummer.) Rob married the love of his life, Mikella Monroe, after a brief delay following Hurricane Ike in 2008.

Rob was a graduate of Clear Lake High School and attended the University of Houston Clear Lake.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Charles and, Kathleen McElman of Boston, MA and His paternal Grandmother Clarlyn Cummer of Kansas City, MO.

He is survived by his paternal grandfather Robert Cummer of Colorado Springs Colorado, Aunts Carolyn and husband John, Barbara and husband Randy, cousins Kristen Fauson and Ryan Bergers , Debbie and husband Dennis, cousin Bobby Booth and Aunt Catherin and cousins Katie and Erin.

On his maternal side he is survived by his Uncle Chuck of Weymouth, Ma, Aunt Joey, Uncle Joe and cousin Sean of Hardwick Vermont. And cousin Brian and wife Linda of Colchester, Vermont.

He is also survived by his wife, Mikella and her family; Father-in-law Mike Monroe and wife Molly, Sister-in-law Michelle Fruge and husband Jamey, their children Garrett Adkins and Kaitlyn Fruge, and Sister-in-law Melinda Brock and husband Allen.

Rob was a bright articulate young man who had a passion for cooking. He would travel with his own knives and would most often bring his own ingredients to ensure that dinner would measure up to his exacting standards.

Rob began a career driving a delivery truck for a local welding supply company and throughout the years, through his hard work and ingenuity, he moved quickly through the ranks to the position of Area Sales Manager.

As a child Rob traveled extensively, including a sea voyage from San Diego to Juneau AL when he was 6 months old. He spent many a fun summer in Annapolis and New England. He enjoyed hunting and camping trips with his Dad. As an adult, he and Mikella enjoyed cruising in the Caribbean and most recently the Mediterranean traveling from Venice to Barcelona. They looked forward to many more such travel adventures.

The Family will receive friends on Friday, October 3, 2014 from 5-8:00pm at Crowder Funeral Home, 1645 East Main Street, League City, Texas 77573. A Celebration of Life Ceremony will follow on Saturday at 11am at Crowder Funeral Home in League City, Texas.

In lieu of flowers donations to S.A.V.E. Rescue Coalition at or the American Heart Association at is suggested.


  1. Kathy and Family,
    My sincerest condolences in the passing of Rob. Although it has been several years since we were in contact, I so remember the birth of Rob and how happy you and Bob were. Kathy, that was a fond memory I carried with me from LCE and the joy you all had.
    Prayers to all of you.
    Linda Harris

    Linda Harris
  2. Kathy, Mikella and Family,

    My heart goes out to you during this very difficult time after the sudden loss of a beloved son and husband. It is clear that he was very loved and will be greatly missed. I hope that this pain will eventually ease and the fond memories will be how you think of him. Until then, you have friends and wonderful family who will hold you and cry with you.

    Charlotte Donner
  3. To Rob’s Entire Family,

    I am the owner of Vantage Trailers and had the HONOR of having Rob as our service manager. He was extremely dedicated to his job and taking care of all our needs. We always felt we were top priority even though he had many other customers of which I am sure he made them feel the exact same way.

    In a personal note he always popped his head into my office to say hello and see if I needed anything. One day I was desperate because my grandsons’ birthday party was going to be at my house and checked my helium tank and it was almost empty and I was in charge of the balloons. GOD BLESS Rob, for EARLY that Saturday he delivered to my house a new tank of helium and SAVED the day and made this grandmother shine.

    My heart goes out to all of you at this time. May you find some comfort in his many wonderful memories he left you all with. My prayers will be with your entre family.

    Pat Lemmons
    • Pat, thank you so much! He really respected you and I will always remember your Christmas party that we attended at your lovely home. It will be memories like those that I carry with me when times are tough. And I remember that weekend when he delivered the helium tank to you, too! He always made sure to take great care of people. Thank you again.

  4. Mikella,
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family during this time of sorrow. I pray the angels will surround you and comfort you in your time of need. Rob will be missed but not forgotten, he was a special soul, and brought joy to all who knew him. We will keep your families in our prayers. Love you, Natalie & Chris Prichard

    Natalie Prichard
  5. Robert and Family,

    My condolences to the family my heart also hurts for you in this time of great lost, to God be the glory. Rob will be missed.

    Robert Hamilton
  6. Mikella,
    My condolences to the family may he rest in peace. Sending you hugs.

    Brenda Ramirez
  7. Mikella,
    My sincere condolences to you and the family during this time. Rob and I have worked together through many times as well as yourself and may the Lord be with you and the family during this time. We are praying for peace and understanding during this time. Rob was a great guy and will be truly missed by us all.

    Todd Canard
  8. Kathy,
    It is always hard when you lose a loved one and especially your child. My prayers are with you and your family. As a resident of VTL looking from the outside its hard to know what to say.

    Isaiah 57:1, 2 – Good people pass away; the godly often die before their time. But no one seems to care or wonder why. No one seems to understand that God is protecting them from the evil to come. For those who follow godly paths will rest in peace when they die.

    May your son rest in peace and may you be strengthened in that knowledge.

    Juanita Dennis
  9. Mikella,
    I’m so sorry to learn of your profound loss. Although I only know you & Rob through the phone lines, I know he had a passion for his job as do you! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray the peace that passes all understanding will envelop you and give you strength and comfort in the days, weeks and months ahead.

    Micaela M. Reves
    Airgas Associate

    Micaela Reves
  10. Tom and Family,
    Grieving is not a short-term process; it’s not even a long-term process; it’s a lifelong process. ‘Having a future’ now means that although your life will flow again, it will flow differently as a result of the loss. Your grief will become incorporated into your life history, become a part of your identity. And you will continue now, and forever, to redefine your relationship with your deceased loved one. Death doesn’t end the relationship, it simply forges a new type of relationship – one based not on physical presence but on memory, spirit, and love
    If Bob’s death happened decades from now, it would probably still be too soon. My heart is heavy for you all.

    Leiko and Ryan Bergers
  11. Kathy,
    My heart breaks for you,
    I remember when you came North when you were pregnant and all your Stoughton friends kept looking at each other and saying” Is she?” It took Pat Osgood to finally put the question out there.
    You made a beautiful baby and he grew into a handsome man. The notes that have been written all reflect what a great job you and Bob did in raising him.
    Please extend my sympathy to Mikella and Bob, my prayers are with you all.

    Candace Redding
  12. There are a few of things I can’t think of without recollecting Rob, Kathy, and their lovely home in TLV, including love bugs, trees hit by lightning, Nerf, Mexican puppets, tiny sailboats, and being barefoot in the mud. Our friendship at such a significant phase left an indelible impression that brings these memories flooding back at random moments in my life. My father always told me to make friends with people who make you strive to be better in your own life, with all his talents, Rob was one of these friends.

    Kristofer Shelton
  13. Mikella,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Rob was my first interaction with Airgas. He was the one that actually hired me. He was always so kind to me. My heart goes out to you and the family.

    Kathy McIntyre
  14. Hi Kathy;

    Kris forwarded this along and I ached when I read it. At least weekly, I think of him, of his peers, you parents and my precious time in Clear Lake…and I have for the past 20 years. Happy to talk if you’d ever need a voice to help recall some of Rob’s spirit. I’ll dig through the boxes of journals, pictures, papers and such and forward along what I have if sought. (303) 221-0456

    Joe Bradley
  15. Kathy and family,

    My heart sank when I heard the news of Rob’s passing last week. It’s been nearly 15 years since Rob and I had been in touch but he was my first friend after moving to Houston in 1996 and some of my favorite high school memories include Rob. He was a sweet guy with a big heart.

    Please accept my deepest condolences and hold each other close through this tragic time.

    Adriane (Shallis) Youngblood
  16. Mikella,

    I cannot imagine the shock and sorrow you must be feeling now. You have my deepest sympathies for the loss of your husband, and life partner, Rob. I will be saying prayers for you and all of the family members during this difficult time. Know that Rob is watching down on you and will be there waiting.

    My heart goes out to you.

    Mary Wenninger
  17. Uncle Tom and family,
    We’re all grieving the loss of Rob. What a remarkable young man he was, it’s an honor to read all the tributes written here about him. We’re thinking of you and holding memories of Rob in our hearts.

    Kristen & Joel Fauson

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