John W. Sim­mons, 87, of Bechtelsville

The Boyertown Area Times - - RELIGION -

John W. Sim­mons, 87, of Bechtelsville, hus­band of Thelma (Reit­nauer) Sim­mons of 61 years, passed away Wed­nes­day, March 28, 2018, at the Pottstown Hos­pi­tal.

Born in Wash­ing­ton Twp., he was the son of the late John M. and Mary (Gen­s­zler) Sim­mons.

John worked at Boyertown Cas­ket Com­pany, Fire­stone Tire & Rub­ber, Na­tional Bank of Boyertown, and was self-em­ployed as a land­scaper. He was a mem­ber of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sas­samansville where he served as a for­mer coun­cil mem­ber and coun­cil pres­i­dent. John was an avid an­i­mal lover with many pets through­out the years. He en­joyed hunt­ing, fish­ing, and rid­ing his snow­mo­bile in his early years. John also en­joyed watch­ing sports, Le­gion base­ball, and play­ing cards. He es­pe­cially en­joyed play­ing fam­ily games.

Sur­viv­ing along with his wife is one son Ti­mothy Sim­mons hus­band of Bon­nie of Dou­glassville; three grand­chil­dren Adri­enne Stumhofer wife of Matthew of Read­ing, Matthew Sim­mons hus­band of Tina of Wood­bridge, VA, and Brett Sim­mons of Mon­roeville; two great grand­chil­dren Lu­cas and Aubrey Stumhofer; two sis­ters Anna Stoudt wife of Leroy, and Dorothy Gehman widow of N. James; and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Along with his par­ents, John was pre­de­ceased by his brothers Richard and Ge­orge Sim­mons.

Fu­neral ser­vices are pri­vate. Catag­nus Fu­neral Home & Cre­ma­tion Cen­ter, Inc., 1020 E. Philadel­phia Ave., Gilbertsville is in charge of ar­range­ments.

In lieu of flow­ers, me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made in John’s mem­ory to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1809 Hoffmansville Rd., Sas­samansville, PA 19472.

View obit­u­ar­ies or send con­do­lences at www.catag­nus­fu­ner­al­

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