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YORK Wayne R. Simonds, 75, passed away into God's precious hands on Thursday, August 21, 2014, at his residence. He was the husband of Darlene M. (Long) Simonds. Born on January 19, 1939, in Washington, D.C., where he grew up, he was the son of the late Melvin L. and Francis L. (Adams) Simonds. Mr. Simonds served in the U.S. Air Force. He was an avid reader and enjoyed flying and building model airplanes and carpentry. Mr. Simonds worked as Vice President of the Trucking Division for White Westinghouse and as a teacher at Suitland High School, where he coached the basketball team. He also worked for York International in the Heating and Air Conditioning training department. After retiring, he worked as a trainer at American Airlines at each of their facilities until the 9/11 tragedy. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Pam and Terri Simonds; stepchildren, Jeff Bostic and Theresa Svoboda; four grandchildren, Ashley, Allyson, Heather, and Jeff; and five stepgrandchildren, Nick, Sam, Emma, Sydney, and Cameron. Wayne adored his beloved pugs, Maggie and Jennny Rose. A private memorial service and burial in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery will be held at the convience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to one's favorite charity. The John W. Keffer Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., 2114 W. Market St., York, is entrusted with the arrangements.
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Aug. 24, 2014
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