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    Tribune-Democrat, 25 Mar 2010, Contributed by Kelly Kendig

Name:   SIMMONS, Leroy T.
Death Date:   24 Mar 2010
Age:   88
Birth Date:   2 Dec 1921
Parents:   Elmer H. & Pearl (Byers) Simmons
Spouse:   Mae Edith Soulsby (m. 59 yrs)
Preceded in death by:   Parents; wife; siblings -- Theodore, Kenny, Elmer, E. J., Odessa Yancey, Vera Mottin, Mazie Savering
Survived by:   Children -- Peggy (George) (w/o Donald Deetscreek), Patricia Nelson, Karen DeGol (w/o Don, Sr.), Susan Luther (w/o Thomas); grandchildren -- Kim Ziance, Sharon McDermott, Susan Hollis, Gary Jr., Nich Erculiani, Christine Nelson, Sarah Powell, Don McGol Jr., Tracey DeGol, Megan Feeney, Nathan Luther, Amy Baker, Neil Snedden, Gretchen Luther; 23 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews; brother -- Olen Simmons
Buried:   Pike Brethren Cemetery
Newspaper:   Tribune-Democrat
Obituary Date:   25 Mar 2010
Contributed by:   Kelly Kendig
Remarks:   SIMMONS - Leroy T., 88, Mundys Corner, formerly of Nanty Glo and Fort Myers, Fla., passed away March 24, 2010, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Dec. 2, 1921, in Mundys Corner, son of the late Elmer H. and Pearl (Byers) Simmons. Preceded in death by wife of 59 years, the former Mae Edith Soulsby, who passed away in 2005; brothers, Theodore, Kenny, Elmer and E.J. Simmons; and sisters, Odessa Yancey, Vera Mottin and Mazie Savering. Survived by daughters, Peggy (George), wife of Donald Deetscreek, Ebensburg; Patricia Nelson, Frederick, Md.; Karen, wife of Don DeGol Sr., Hollidaysburg; and Susan, wife of Thomas Luther, Ebensburg; grandchildren, Kim Ziance, Sharon McDermott, Susan Hollis, Gary Jr. and Nick Erculiani, Christine Nelson, Sarah Powell, Don DeGol Jr., Tracey DeGol, Megan Feeney, Nathan Luther, Amy Baker, Neil Snedden and Gretchen Luther; as well as 23 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Also survived by brother, Olen Simmons, Anchorage, Alaska. Longtime member of Pike Grace Brethren Church. Retired from Bethlehem Steel, Gautier Division, Johnstown. Leroy was a World War II Army veteran. He enjoyed 20 years in Fort Myers, Fla., where he was an avid golfer, bowler and fisherman. In later years, enjoyed spending time at his farm in Mundys Corner in his golf cart with his special pet “little dog.” He always enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and was a loving father. Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Nanty Glo. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pike Grace Brethren Church, the Rev. Bradley Deetscreek and the Rev. Jacob Snyder, officiating. Interment, Pike Brethren Cemetery. Military graveside rites by Menoher Post 155 VFW Ritual Team.

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