Frank E Simms Sr., 87, of Hillside, died on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born August 25, 1933 in Kingston, the son of the late Jesse W. and Mary Elizabeth (Gill) Simms. Prior to retirement Frank was a truck driver for Davison Stone Quarry in Whitney. He was a charter member of Kingston Vets, lifetime member of Derry Rod & Gun Club. Frank was the 1st truck to go underground at the mine where he worked. He enjoyed sitting on the porch, hunting, fishing, and most of all spending time with his family and his dog Baby and his cat Bella. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Dalphene Mae (Lewis) Simms in 2009, one daughter Debbie Keltz, ten brothers, four sisters, and one granddaughter Nicole Lenhart. Frank is survived by two sons Dennis Simms and Frank E. Simms Jr. and wife Donna of hillside; four daughters Linda Liberoni and husband Dennis of Derry Twp., Sandy Simms of Latrobe, Sondra Hazlett and husband Tom of Hillside, and Tina M. Lukatch and fiancée Richard W. Strayer of Hillside; two sister Yvonne and Ila Simms of Latrobe and; 14 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions the family is having private services. The family has entrusted the Matthew X. Merlin Funeral Home Inc. 529 N. Chestnut St. Derry, PA (724) 694-8331 with the funeral arrangements. Interment will be in Coles Cemetery, Derry. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be made to www.merlinfuneralhome.com.
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