In Remembrance of John B. "Jack" Simrell

John B.

John B. "Jack" Simrell

Moosic, PA April 28, 1934 ~ October 15, 2012 Date of Service: October 18, 2012
John B. "Jack" Simrell, 78, Moosic, died Monday in Hospice Community Care, Dunmore. He and his wife, the former Patricia Beckman, celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on April 12.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Thomas and Mary Stalheber Simrell. He was a graduate of South Scranton Catholic High School and served as a sergeant in the Marine Corps during the
Korean War. Before retirement, he was employed as an ironworker and was a member of Iron Workers Local 489. He was a member of St. Paul of the Cross Parish at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church, South Scranton. He had been a member of the former St. John the Evangelist Church, where he was an active volunteer in numerous church activities. He was a third-degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Scranton Council 11019; and a fourth-degree member of Assembly 1859, Moscow.

He enjoyed gardening and was an avid fan of Penn State football and enjoyed attending many games and tailgate parties with his son, and spending time with friends at Arcaro & Genell in Old Forge. He was a beloved and devoted husband, father, father-in-law, brother and uncle, and he will be missed by all who knew him.

Also surviving are a son, Jack Simrell and wife, Cindy, Moosic; two sisters, Mary Ann Williams and husband, William, Allentown; and Ann Burke, Scranton; four brothers, Thomas Simrell and wife, Helen; Frank Simrell and wife, Mary Ann; Joseph Simrell and wife, JoAnn; and Gerald Simrell and wife, Cathy, all of Scranton; nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be Thursday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Paul of the Cross Parish in Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church, 1221 Prospect Ave., Scranton. Interment to follow in Cathedral Cemetery.

Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul of the Cross Parish, 1217 Prospect Ave., Scranton, PA 18505, or to the donor's favorite charity.

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Anne & Bob Gilligan
Posts: 6
Re: In Remembrance of John B. "Jack" Simrell
Reply #6 on : Sat October 20, 2012, 20:08:00
Dear Pat and Son, Jack, Our heart aches for you.
I'm so happy we got to see Jack at the SSCH gatthering.
Praying you find peace and comfort in your memories.
All our love and prayers.
Anne (Pelsynski) & Bob Gilligan XO
Nan O'Donnell Wandalowski
Posts: 6
Re: In Remembrance of John B. "Jack" Simrell
Reply #5 on : Thu October 18, 2012, 08:08:09
Dear Patsy and family,

My prayers are with you at this sad time. I always enjoyed the times we all shared together at our bank parties. God Bless.
Frances Hoover
Posts: 6
Re: In Remembrance of John B. "Jack" Simrell
Reply #4 on : Wed October 17, 2012, 09:50:26
Patsy, im so sorry to hear about Jack,I will never forget fl. & bike wk. had good times
Jack Simrell
Posts: 6
Reply #3 on : Wed October 17, 2012, 09:39:16
Pat and family, our heartfelt thoughts of sympathy and hoping it helps to know that others care and share your loss. Jack was a close boyhood friend and classmate.
With deepest sympathy, Jack and Cathy Nealon
Dave and Sandy Evans
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Re: In Remembrance of John B. "Jack" Simrell
Reply #2 on : Tue October 16, 2012, 18:42:08
Pat Jack and Cindy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.
Roxann Merring Gaus
Posts: 6
Reply #1 on : Tue October 16, 2012, 14:23:02
Pat, So sorry to hear about Jack's passing. Have thought of you often. Will always remember our fun camping trips. ((((Hugs)))