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Paul L. Simms, Sr.

August 25, 1933 — July 27, 2017

Paul L. Simms Sr., 83, of Latrobe, passed on to Glory at home on July 27, 2017. He was

born Aug. 25, 1933, in Kingston, a son of the late Jesse Simms and Mary Gill Simms. He

was retired from Vulcan Mold and Iron Company, Latrobe, where he worked as a ladle

crane operator, and he was a member of Word of Life Church in Greensburg. Paul was a

loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather ("Gramps") and great-grandfather

("Great"). He was very kind, hard-working and generous, and would offer his help to

anyone. He was happiest when he was outdoors, and loved hunting, fishing, gardening and

spending time with his family and at his cabin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in

death by his loving wife of 62 years, Margaret "Peggy" J. Japalucci Simms; his daughter,

Patricia "Trish" (Simms) Schiefer; a son, David A. Simms; a grandson, Mark D. Fink; nine

brothers, Jesse, William, Donald, Dale, Ronald, Wayne, Harold, Dean and Dennis Simms;

four sisters, Violet, Lois, and Gloria Simms and Patricia "Pat" Riffle. He is survived by a

daughter, Kathleen "Vonnie" (Simms) Fink and her husband Lloyd, of Lebanon, Pa.; son,

Paul L. Simms Jr. and his wife Mary (Lampe) Simms, of Ligonier, who lived with him and

lovingly cared for him for the past year; grandchildren, Michael L. Fink and his wife

Heather, Candace Simms, Joseph A. Lampe and his wife Jenny, and Tanya (Lampe)

Morrison; great-grandchildren, Samantha, Andrew, Matthew and Lucas Fink and Luke

Morrison; a twin brother, Frank Simms; and sisters, Yvonne "Cook" Kelly and Ila "Ide"

Jellison; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family wishes to express a special thank-you to

his hospice nurse, Donia, and the Hospice Care Team. At Paul's request, there will be no

public visitation. Arrangements are private and entrusted to FREDERICK FUNERAL

HOME INC., of Latrobe. To send condolences, visit

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