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Robert N. Simons(1931 - 2014)

Simons, Robert N.

Corning : Robert N Simons, age 83, of Corning, NY, and formerly of Lawrenceville, PA passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014 at Absolut Care of Three Rivers. Robert was born on January 23, 1931 in Woodhull, NY, the son of DeForest and Iva (Thomas) Simons. After a slight deception about his age, Robert began a 50 year career with Corning Glass Works at the age of 17. He served his country in the Air Force from 1952-1956. However, much of his life was devoted in service to the Lawrenceville Fire Department and Ambulance Squad. He held numerous positions within the organizations over 50 years. Robert was a loving, hardworking husband and father who loved being outdoors. He especially enjoyed camping. Robert also loved square dancing and listening to country music. His favorite singer was Hank Williams, Sr. Robert is survived by his wife of more than 36 years: Donna (Gullo) Simons of Corning; daughter: Roberta (Stan) Brown of Horseheads, NY; sister: Joyce Heffner of Tioga, PA; DeForest "SI" (Roberta) Simons of Millerton, PA; four grandchildren: Charles (Jackie) Paul, Stephanie Paul, Ricardo Perez, Janitza (Raymundo) Perez Baltazar ; great-grandsons: Charles Paul, Jr. and Raymond Baltazar; step-grandchildren: Lilliana Trejo, Nancy Trejo, Kendra Trejo; sister-in-law: Beverly Simons of Geneva, NY; brother-in-law: Michael (Dorothy) Gullo of AZ; cousin and friend: Patricia Breon of Corning, along with several nieces and nephews. Robert was predeceased by brothers, Earl and Basil Simons and sister, Delia Hart. A private graveside service will take place in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the -Rochester Chapter, 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620. Robert's family has entrusted his arrangements to Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home in Addison, NY. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.carpenter-flintfuneralhome.com. P.S. We love you, Robert, and will truly miss you!

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Published in Star-Gazette on June 29, 2014
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