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K.L. Sharp Funeral Home
Saturday October 12th, 2013
12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Funeral Service

Berkshire United Methodist Church
Saturday October 12th, 2013

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William G. Simmons

William G. Simmons, 83, of Berkshire, NY, left peacefully, while surrounded by his family, on October 9, 2013 after a lengthy illness.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Shirley (Sharp) Simmons; his children, William “Jim” (Cheryl), Diana (Craig) Mueller, and Michael (Mary Beth); his grandchildren, Autumn (John) Lavine, Cherish Belle Simmons, William E. (Paula) Simmons, Jessica (Jeff) Smith, Douglas (Danielle) Meuller, Michael (April) Simmons, and Allison Simmons.  He also leaves behind his great-grandchildren, Riley and Zechariah Levine, Cherish Nicole, Allyah, April, Kathryn, and William Camden Simmons, Alexander, Hannah, and Ryan Smith, Aiden and Blake Simmons, and Baby Mueller, expected in April 2014; and his little friend and companion, Izzy.

Bill was a lifetime resident of Berkshire, born on January 20, 1930, to the late William A. and Ina Reynolds Simmons.  A 1948 graduate from Newark Valley Central School, Bill was very active in the Berkshire community where he was a lifetime member of the Berkshire United Methodist Church and the Berkshire Fire Department.  For many years, he was a member of the Berkshire Grange, Tioga County IDA and LDC.  He had also served as a councilman for the Berkshire Town Board.  He helped develop the Berkshire History Buffs, serving as President for several years, and organized the Heritage Day held in September from 1986 to 2011.  Prior to his retirement, he had worked at G.E. and then at Ozalid, for several years.  After leaving Ozalid, he worked with his son at Simmons Needs and Feeds in Berkshire.

Funeral services will be held at the Berkshire United Methodist Church, Berkshire, NY on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Vicki Andrews officiating.  The family will be present to receive friends at the church on Saturday from 12:00 noon until the start of the service at 2:00 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy in memory of Bill may be directed to the Berkshire Free Library or the Helping Hands Food Pantry, c/o John and Joan Stoughton, 294 Ford Hill, Berkshire, NY 13736.

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Sorry to here about the passing of Bill. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.


Lee Virtue Oct 17 2013 12:00 AM

My sincere concolences to the entire Simmons Family.  The loss of a loved one is never easy nor do words ever seem to be adequate.  Memories are the greatest form of therapy.  Celebrate the time you had not the loss.  Bless you all.

Phil Bache Oct 15 2013 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

John D Lenox Oct 13 2013 12:00 AM

For Diana and all the family,
All our love and prayers to you at this sad time.
Steve, Barbara, Kristy, Tom, Kelsey, Avery, Mike, Julie and Calvin

Steve and Barbara Mueller & family Oct 12 2013 12:00 AM

Shirley, Mike and MB
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your husband and father. He was a great man.  I am glad I had the opportunity to meet him.  If there is anything I can do please do not hesitate to call.
Love Wendy Muka

Wendy Muka Oct 11 2013 12:00 AM

Our thoughts & prayers are with Bill's family during this time of sorrow. Joe & Bonnie

Bonnie Hutchings Oct 11 2013 12:00 AM

       Sorry for the loss of your Dad. I lost mine 6 years ago and I still miss him. Cling to the memories for comfort at this time, as no doubt that is what he would want you to do...May you Dad rest in peace after his long struggle.....whsiii

William H Standinger III Oct 11 2013 12:00 AM