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Jonathan Simmons

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Jonathan Simmons Obituary

Jonathan Edwin Simmons, 24, of Merritt Island, died May 24, 2012 in his sleep. He was born February 10, 1988, in Titusville, the son of Maureen and the late Don Simmons.

He graduated from Lewis Carroll Elementary School where he was a Space Scholar at Kennedy Space Center, and Edgewood Middle School where he won the National Geographic School Award. He then graduated from Merritt Island High School in 2006 where he was a lineman on the football team 02-05. He was currently enrolled at FSCJ in Jacksonville majoring in criminology and justice.

Jonathan attended St. Luke's Episcopal Church 89-10 where he was confirmed and served as an Acolyte 96-06 with Lindsay Martin and Travis Kent, and was awarded a trip to the annual acolyte festival at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. He worked part-time at the Sunrise Marina at the Port and various restaurants in Merritt Island while in school.

Jonathan is survived by his mother, Maureen; his brothers, Phil and Steve; his aunt, Marybeth; uncle, Greg; cousins, Brielle and Gregory; and his nieces; Rachel and Ruthie. He is also survived by his girlfriend, Amanda Ingle; boyhood friends, Andy and Sonny Papczynski, Mike Danzieri and Josh Varcoe.

Memorial Service for Jonathan will be held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 5555 North Tropical Trail, Merritt Island next Sunday, June 3rd, at 1:00 PM. The memorial service, graveside service and reception will be held at the same location that afternoon.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Save the Children Emergency Fund, 54 Wilton Road, Westport, CT 06880.

Published in FLORIDA TODAY from May 27 to May 29, 2012
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