The Obit For John Simmons

John E. Simmons Jr.

Published in Newsday on 8/3/2008

SIMMONS - John E. Jr., of Farmingdale, on August 1, 2008. Beloved husband of Elizabeth Anne. Devoted father and father-in-law of Carole and Tony Destler, and John E. III and Carolyn. Fond brother of Anna Kendall. Loving grandfather of Darlene, Michael, Sarah, John IV, Sydney and Connor. Great-grandfather of Zoey. Former educator of Plainview-Old Bethpage School District,

Pro Athlete with the Boston Celtics and the Washington Senators, a Marine Artist for the U.S. Coast Guard, and President of the Suburban Art League.

The family will receive friends Monday and Tuesday 2-5pm and 7-9:30pm at The McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home Inc., 385 Main Street, Farmingdale. Funeral Mass Wednesday 9:45am at St. Kilian RC. Church.

Interment Calverton National Cemetery.