John J. “Jack” Cummins, age 51, of Chicago, formerly of Geneva, passed away Monday, February 12, 2018 at his home.
He was born July 6th, 1966, in Geneva, Illinois, the son of John and Diane (McMaster) Cummins.
He is survived by his mother Diane (Mike) Cummins-Zak of Batavia; brother Greg (Kim) Cummins of McKinney, Texas; and sister Jenny (Tony) White of Geneva; five nieces and nephews Sean, Lindsey, Christopher, Gracie, and Claire; and many other dear relatives and friends. He was a loving Godfather to Leigh, Sean, and Claire.
He was preceded in death by his father John J. Cummins, Sr., and paternal and maternal grandparents Tom Cummins, Marie Cummins, Charles McMaster, and Geraldine McMaster.
Jack received the first four-year letter winner in Men’s NCAA Division I soccer at DePaul University. Jack received the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award by the DePaul University College of Law and also the Rev. John T. Richardson, C.M. Award for outstanding contributions to DePaul University Athletics, where he attended college and law school. He was a lover of soccer, traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Jack was an accomplished attorney, founding the law firm of Cummins & Associates, Ltd. in Chicago. He served as founder, director and executive of multiple companies, including as co-founder of Rebel Nest Sports, LLC, managing director at Club 9 Sports, Inc., part-owner, director, and former President of Boom! Studios (and Archaia Entertainment, Ltd.), General Counsel for the Chicago Red Stars professional women’s soccer team and Chairman of the Expansion and Ownership Committee for Women’s Professional Soccer. Jack was a generous volunteer and served as Chairman of the Athletics Advisory Council for DePaul Athletics, member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the DePaul University College of Law, co-chairman of the Advisory Board for the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center at DePaul University, and Past President of the DePaul University Alumni Association.
Funeral prayers will be held Saturday, February 17th at 9:30 am at the Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State Street (Route 38), Geneva, proceeding to St. Peter Catholic Church, 1891 Kaneville Road, Geneva, Illinois 60134 for Celeberation of Funeral Mass at 10:30 am with Fr. Paul Weberg O.S.B. Celebrant.
A visitation will be held Friday, February 16th, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Malone Funeral Home, 324 East State Street, Geneva, IL 60134.
Details will be forthcoming for donations in lieu of flowers.
Arrangements handled by Malone Funeral Home in Geneva. For information 630-232-8233 or visit www.malonefh.com.