PHILIP RAY SIMMONS, SR.- 90, of New Philadelphia, passed away early Friday morning, Dec. 13, 2013, in the Community Hospice House. Born in GOSHEN in his parents’ home on Jan. 12, 1923, he was the son of the late John Nathanial and Caroline H. (Brown) Simmons. He was a graduate of Tuscarawas Warwick High school and then served in the United States Army, discharged as a Corporal. On April 3, 1948, Philip married his lifelong companion and friend, the late Mary T. (Meechan) Simmons. He spent his professional career as a lumber jack for 43 years.
Visitations will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home and Crematory, at New Philadelphia, on Monday from 4-7 p.m. A service celebrating his life will be held in the funeral home’s chapel on Tuesday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in the St. James Lutheran Cemetery where military honors will be rendered. A meal will be shared at the Geib Family Center following the committal service
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice House, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.
A full obit can be seen at the Times Reporter website.
One of the great sports enjoyed back in the “good old days” was the sport of fishing. Here are a group of friends from the community of Goshen in 1940 posing for fellow fisherman and picture-taker Joe Gervasi. Left to right: Dave Briggs, Tom Meechan, Jim Warner, Bill Terazzi and Adrian “Ade” Rausch.