Richard R. "Randy" Simmons

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Richard R. Simmons "Randy"

Richard R. Simmons, age 50, died peacefully on Thursday, December 13, 2012 surrounded by his family after a two year battle with cancer. Randy worked as a machinist for 21 years at VPI Corporation in Delaware City. He was very handy inside and outside of his home. He took care of all repairs in their home and the landscaping and gardening outside. He enjoyed cheering on all Philadelphia sports teams.

Randy is survived by his son, Austin Simmons; mother, Laurestine Pepper and husband Donald; brother, Curt Simmons and wife Kelly; sister, Laurie Crossland and husband David; half-brother, Willie Simmons; stepbrother, Douglas Harris; and stepsisters: Cathy Gearinger, Sherri Leslie; stepmother, Joan Simmons; 2 nephews and 1 niece. He was preceded in death by his father, William H. Simmons.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Road, Newark, DE 19702 from 5pm-7pm followed by a service in celebration of Randy's life at 7pm. Burial will be on Wednesday, December 19th in Eglington Cemetery, 320 Kings Highway, Clarksboro, New Jersey 08020 at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Heartland Hospice, 256 Chapman Road, Ste. 102, Newark, DE 19702. For directions and to express an online condolence, visit

Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home


Published in The News Journal on Dec. 16, 2012