Paul J. Simmer
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Paul J. Simmer, 93, of Butler passed away Wednesday at the home of his daughter.
Born in Butler on Oct. 25, 1919, he was the son of the late Frank A. and Josie Edna Snow Simmer.
He was an analyst in the metallurgical department at Butler Armco, retiring in 1982 with 41 years of service.
He attended the St. Peter's Grade School and Butler High School.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division in Africa, where he was wounded and captured by the Germans in 1943. He was held as a prisoner of war in Germany for 26 months until being liberated in 1945. He was awarded the Purple Heart.
He was a member of Disabled American Veterans General Butler 64, a life member of the VFW Post 249 of Butler, a life member of the American Legion Post 117 of Butler, and also a member of AARP. He enjoyed golfing, bowling and hunting.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Margaret Deahl Simmer. The couple married on Oct. 26, 1945.
He also is survived by one daughter, Deborah Young and her husband, Ed Nebel, of Butler; two sons, Jared Simmer and his wife, Cherith, of Pittsburgh and Rodney Simmer and his wife, Linda, of Warren, Ohio; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Mickey and Judy Deahl, of Butler; eight grandchildren, Paul Simmer of Ohio, Tracy Simmer of North Carolina, Heather Simmer of North Carolina, Allison Borkowski of Allison Park, Lindsay Young of Pittsburgh, Colin Simmer of California, Garrett Simmer of Georgia and Blaine Simmer of Pittsburgh; and three great-grandchildren, Corryn Borkowski of Allison Park, Quinn Simmer of Ohio and Shea Simmer of Ohio.
He was preceded in death by one grandson, three brothers and two sisters.
SIMMER - There will be no visitation for Paul J. Simmer, who passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Butler County Memorial Park with military honors accorded by the VFW Post 249 of Butler and American Legion Post 778 of Lyndora.
Arrangements are by the Martin Funeral Home, Inc., 429 Center Ave., Butler.
Information also is available at www.martinfh.net.
MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, INC. - BUTLER
429 CENTER AVE
Butler, PA 16001
Published in Butler Eagle on Nov. 29, 2012