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Paul H. Simmons 08/28/2013

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Paul H. Simmons
Paul H. Simmons, 63, of DeKalb, died on August 28, 2013, at his home. Calling hours will be at the funeral home, Saturday, August 31, 2013, 1 -4 PM. There will be a celebration of Paul’s life at his home, 240 Hitchcock Road, on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at 1:00 PM. Paul is survived by his wife, Christine E., Eric and wife Amanda Simmons of Las Vegas, Nevada, daughters, Brenda Simmons and fiancé, Bryan Kingsley of DeKalb, Ellen and husband David Tyo, of Depeyster, brothers, Glen Simmons of Depeyster, Earl and his wife Helen Simmons of Macomb, sisters, Bonnie Turnbull of Depeyster, Marsha and her husband Mike Streeter of Canton, grandchildren, Jakob Simmons, Justin Simmons, Makaela Simmons, Danielle Moyer, Nathan Moyer, Abigail Kingsley, Austin Kingsley, Cassidy Tyo, Ethan Tyo, Molly Tyo, several nieces and nephews. He was born in Ogdensburg, on May 11, 1950 the son of Leon “Joe” and Rita Beamish Simmons. Paul graduated from Heuvelton Central School in 1968. He married Christine E. Kirby on July 12, 1969 at the Presbyterian Stone Church. He owned and operated Simmons Well Drilling in DeKalb since 1989; he was previously a laborer at Kirby Construction in Ogdensburg and was a miner at St. Joe’s Zinc Mines in Fowler. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and boxing (Tuesday Fight Night) and was a great neighbor. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Ryan’s Wish Foundation, P.O. Box 326, Gouverneur, N.Y., 13642 and Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.

  1. Shane Halladay
    August 29th, 2013 at 10:26 | #1

    Paul was one of the greatest people I ever had the pleasure of knowing. He was always there to help whenever you needed him and was my fathers best friend. God rest your soul Paul, you will be greatly missed.

  2. carl and kathy cook
    August 29th, 2013 at 13:02 | #2

    christine and family , carl and kathy cook, are so sad to hear of pauls passing, he fought so hard, he was a great man carl worked with him at st joe he was a great worker paul will greatly missed

  3. Steven Price
    August 29th, 2013 at 17:46 | #3

    Paul was a kind person, I always enjoyed talking with him, he will be missed.

  4. Linda Martin Hurteau
    August 29th, 2013 at 20:40 | #4

    Simmons family – it’s been many years since we all hung out together and had fun times. I remember Paul as such a sweet natured person. I’m sure my brother Joe Martin welcomed him home to heaven where he now rests in Jesus sweet arms. God bless you and give you strength during this time.

  5. Albert & Mary Simmons
    August 30th, 2013 at 02:14 | #5

    We were so sad when we got the news that Paul had passed.Our Prayers & thoughts are with the whole FAMILY, he is suffering nomore & is with his Mom & Dad rejoicing in HEAVEN.

  6. Erin Brown
    August 30th, 2013 at 09:13 | #6

    Gods Blessings to the Simmons family. Heartfelt sympathy and prayers to you all during this time of loss. Paul was a wonderful man, the best of neighbors, a helper to all. We will miss his smile, his chats, his witty ways of answering things, sharing ” happy Meals” and coffee at the tables of many. Our road will be to quiet now. We will miss seeing Paul drive by, pull in, plow us out. His kindness will never be forgotten, as he touched every neighbor in acts of kindness and deeds over the years. Our wells, our driveways, our lives. May God Bless your Family at this time. This earth has lost a great man, and God has gained an angel.

  7. Lynne Lockhart
    August 31st, 2013 at 12:38 | #7

    Marsha, I am so sorry for the passing of your brother. My condolences to you and all the family. May your memories help you through this time.

    • Marsha
      September 18th, 2013 at 13:56 | #8

      Thanks Lynn, he was a great brother, will miss him alot.

  8. Sondra Bouchey
    August 31st, 2013 at 13:18 | #9

    I was saddened to hear about the lose of Uncle Paul. May we all take comfort in knowing an angel is know watching over us. My favorite memory is that he was so devoted to his family and friends. Hold tight to memories for comfort, and lean on your friends and family for strenghth.

  9. Joyce & Jim Ashley
    August 31st, 2013 at 13:50 | #10

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Simmoms family, he was definetly a good friend and neighbor and will be missed!Amen to what everyone else has said about Paul because i was going to say the same thing about him and will miss his chats at our kitchen table also! RIP Paul!

  10. Michael S.Hall
    August 31st, 2013 at 14:27 | #11

    So sorry to hear of Paul’s passing.Paul was one of the BEST guys I know.My prayers and condolences go out to Christine and Family.He will be missed dearly. God Speed Brother!

  11. Kim H. Turnbull
    September 2nd, 2013 at 15:01 | #12

    So sorry to hear about Paul. My thoughts and prayers are with you Christine and your family. RIP Paul, until we meet again.

  12. Ellen Simmons Tyo
    September 2nd, 2013 at 19:13 | #13

    My dad, Paul, taught me many things! Above all he taught me the meaning of neighbor. Before I could read,& long before I ever thought to read a bible, he taught me that neighbor means so much more than the person next door and set an example of what it means to treat thy neighbor as thyself. No words can express the loss I feel, but neither do I have words to express the comfort I have taken in the outpouring of support, the kind words, the warm hugs, and most of all the great stories our community continues to share about dad. Keep them coming! I never tired of hearing dad’s stories. Hope to see you all Saturday, all are welcome!

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