Wayne Simpson Sr.
Wayne Simpson Sr., formerly of Lake Ariel, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 29, 2015, at the age of 67 after a courageous battle with cancer. He leaves his wife of 45 years, Alice Swingle Simpson; four sons and wives, Wayne and Jodi, Robert and Shara, Thomas and Marie and Todd and Danielle; brother, David and wife, Qua; sister, Marilyn and husband, William Bradley; and 13 grandchildren, Brooke, Emily, Mia, Derek, Logan, Mason, Aiden, Drew, Allie, Allen, Jaxon, Colton and Weston; as well as nieces and nephews.

Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Kensington Md., the son of the late Ned and Verona (Locklin) Simpson and stepmother, Virginia Simpson, he moved to Pennsylvania in 1970, where he made homes in Lakeville, Lake Ariel and Saylorsburg. Wayne joined the Navy's nuclear submarine division in 1966, serving four years active duty during the Vietnam War, followed by 23 years reserve duty at Roanoke, Groton and Philadelphia naval bases. Wayne was a member of the Crossroad Assembly of God Church, Elmhurst, and had been attending the Pleasant Valley Assembly of God Church, Brodheadsvile, near their new home in Saylorsburg.

Wayne enjoyed being with family, fishing, helping everyone, telling tales, mowing his lawn, but most of all spending his life with his wife. He will be missed by many.

Please join us in saying goodbye at Crossroads Assembly, Routes 590 and 435, Elmhurst, Pa. Family and friends may call Wednesday, 4 to 7 p.m., and also Thursday morning from 10 to 10:45, with a celebration of life service immediately following at 11. Interment will be in Fairview Memorial Park with military honors.

Arrangements by Yurkanin Funeral Home, 1115 Main St., Dickson City.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Crossroad Assembly of God Church building fund.


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Published by Scranton Times on Sep. 1, 2015.
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Alice, sorry to hear of Wayne's passing; praying the Lord will give you the strength each day knowing he is with our Lord. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Cathie/Cindy Meagher Insurance Agency
September 16, 2015
To the Simpson Family,

On behalf of the Charleston Base SUBVETS and Swamp Fox Chapter SUBVETS WWII, I offer you our sincere condolences on Wayne's passing. We grieve with you on the loss of your loved one and all SUBVETS and their families have your family in our thoughts and prayers. There is no expiration date on the back of our dolphins and Wayne will always be remembered as a Brother of the Phin and a great Patriot.

Wayne Simpson Sr.
US Navy Submarine Veteran
Now on Eternal Patrol
Sailor Rest Your Oar
Your Shipmates Have The Watch

Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate

Charleston Base Submarine Veterans
Nick Nichols, Base Chaplain
Nick Nichols
September 4, 2015
Aunt Alice and family, our heartfelt prayers and thoughts are with everyone during this difficult time.
Lisa & Doug Frushour
September 2, 2015
Rob and Shara,

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know this time is hard for your whole extended family! So sad...We are here if you need anything at all.
Rick and Lisa Stammerjohann
September 2, 2015
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
David and Mary Merring
September 2, 2015
On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans (USSVI), I offer our sincere condolences on Wayne's passing. You and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers. We are forever grateful for Wayne's service to our country in the U.S. Submarine Service. To our Brother of the Phin we say, Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. May you rest in peace and may God bless your loved ones who remain. Thank you for your service to our country."
Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. - 2 Thess 3:16.

Wayne Simpson Sr. MSC(SS), US Navy, Now on Eternal Patrol.
Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate
His record is now posted online in the Eternal Patrol file on the USSVI website.

Bill Dixon, National Chaplain United States Submarine Veterans, USSVI.
September 2, 2015
Our sympathy to Alice and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Harriet and Lee Lobley
Lee Lobley
September 1, 2015
Dear Todd & Danielle,
So very sorry for your loss. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.
Love you guys,
Aunt Laura & Uncle Pat
Laura Ward
September 1, 2015
I Only met you a few times and liked you right away. You had a wonderful sense of humor and a joy to be around. You loved your entire family and no one more then the other. RIP and God Bless you Always.
Roe Anfuso-Koehler
September 1, 2015
So sorry for your loss, I send prayers and hugs to you and your family
Diane Conti
September 1, 2015
Alice, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Wayne was one of the few most gentle men I know. May we experience the joy of knowing Wayne is with our Lord and we will see him again.
Deb Wilushewski
September 1, 2015
Prayers for Comfort Love Doug and Tammy Bradley.
September 1, 2015
Rob - so sorry to hear about your dad. Your DP family is thinking about you and keeping you and your family in our prayers. Peace to you and yours.
Sandy Witman
September 1, 2015
Alice, my thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Elizabeth (Lisa) Ferrer
September 1, 2015
Dear Alice and family. We are so saddened to hear of the loss of Wayne. Our hearts go out to your family, especially to you, Wayne Jr., Rob, Tom, Todd and the grandchildren. What a great man he was. He was so caring and genuinely interested in others. He was a godly man. Our love and prayers. Paul and Cathy Romaniello
Cathy Romaniello
September 1, 2015
I am saddened to see of the passing of Wayne. I worked with Wayne years ago at Cramers Cashway in Sugermans, Eynon PA. Wayne was always kind and helpful. I remember that his family meant the world to him. Please accept my sincere condolences from my family.Marianne and Bill Rosar and family
Marianne Rosar
September 1, 2015
We loved and appreciated Wayne so very much. He was always ready to lend a helping hand!
Faye White
September 1, 2015
So sorry to hear of your passing, you've been a friend to the Ledgedale Fire Co. for many years. The community will miss you dearly. My deepest condolences to the Simpson Family. Wayne was always a gentleman, and took pleasure in helping people. May He Rest in Peace.
Vinny DeVita
September 1, 2015
We are very sorry for your loss. Yes he will be missed, we know where we we see he again. God be with you all. Marie Kent
Marie Kent
September 1, 2015
Alice and family Susan and I send our prayers and love to all of you at this time, Wayne is an example of a true Christian husband ,father and friend . I always had fun being around him ,his sense of humor and caring attitude made everyone smile. Wayne will surely be missed by all who knew him.
David & Susan Seber
September 1, 2015