Lummus, John A.

November 16, 1947 - May 20, 2017

John Alan Lummus, 69, passed away on May 20, 2017 in Dallas. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Gwen Lummus, daughter Heather Adams, grandchildren Blake Savoia and Macie Savioa, sister and brother-in-law Lolana and Foye Thompson, and many other relatives and friends. A native of Harlingen TX and graduate of Harlingen High School, Alan attended the University of Texas at Austin where he earned degrees in law and music. Moving to Dallas he started various businesses, pursuing interests in business consulting, silver mining, software development and internet technology. Alan possessed a curious intellect and a love of learning and was always generous in sharing his knowledge and passion for music, computers and IT.

An early adopter of personal computers, he helped hundreds of friends and colleagues learn software and solve their computer problems. He was a long-time member of North Texas PC Users Group and led a special interest group there. Pursuing his passion for social justice, he served on several boards of non-profits, most recently Jericho Road Dallas, Skill QUEST, and Texas UU Justice Ministry. He also set up and maintained websites for many organizations.

His love of choral music led him to sing with the Dallas Symphony Chorus for many years, as well as the Plano Civic Chorus, the Temple Emanu-El choir and the Highland Park Presbyterian Church choir.

An active member of First Unitarian Church of Dallas, he served on the board of Social Action Council which was also active with Dallas Area Interfaith for many years. As an advisor for the YRUU high school class, he enthusiastically supported their endeavors and travelled with them on many of their service trips.

His memorial service will be on Sunday, June 11 at 4 p.m. at First Unitarian Church of Dallas, 4015 Normandy Ave, Dallas, TX 75205.

7 replies on “Lummus, John A.”

Eva Castilla says:

Always in my heart, Alan. You will never be forgotten. I only met you a few times, but you left a deep impression in my life. Thank you for creating a clear and beautiful space where you were.

Eddie Burrows says:

I know how hard this is. You have my sympathy and are in my thoughts.

Linda Burrows and Lee Powell says:

We love you. Your friends, Linda and Lee.

Chuck Stark says:

On behalf of the North Texas PC Users Group, our condolences to Gwen and the rest of Alan’s family. Alan was a long time member and active contributor to the NTPCUG, always generous with his time, knowledge and collegiality. I worked with him on several NTPCUG and outside projects – always a joy. You will be missed, and remembered.

Jerri Grunewald says:

What a wonderful, kind, smart, funny man Alan was and I miss him so much. It is heartbreaking to think he has left this earth. Thankfully, we have his memories

Tereza Lopes says:

My husband, Vicente, and I had the opportunity of knowing Mr. Alan on NTPC-UG sessions, as our teacher – but he became also a great friend to us.
Mr. Alan was always ready to share his knowledge and experience with others, and with a nice smile.
May God reward you generously in heaven, dear Mr. Alan, and console your family.
Rest in peace, dearest friend!

Tom Blackwell says:

Alan’s volunteer work with the North Texas PC Users Group was much appreciated. We will not forget him.

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