SIMMS, JOSEPH EDWARD ZASTROW, was born on May 15, 1934, in Annapolis, Maryland to Sherman and Beatrice Simms. He was called home to his place of eternal rest on Monday, April 15, 2013, after fighting a courageous fight and finally succumbing to congestive heart failure. Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Mary Lou Simms; daughter, Desiree Simms; son, Derek Simms; stepdaughter, Mary Ellen Martini; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Rev. Charles Simms and Isaac Johnson (Marlene); two sisters, Shirley Wells and Joyce Ann Forrester; a devoted niece and caretaker, Stacey Gaskin; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. There will be a Musical Celebration 7:00 p.m., Friday, April 19 at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, where the services will be held Saturday, April 20 with Viewing 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Christian Wake 10:30 a.m. and Funeral at 11:00 a.m. Interment Brewer Hill Cemetery.
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Published in The Capital on Apr. 18, 2013