Charles R. Simm, 80, resident of Robinson Township for 54 years, passed away peacefully Tuesday October 23 after a brief illness.
Charles is survived by: longtime girlfriend Elizabeth Kraft; daughter Joanne (Dale) Plannick; brother William (Ann); sister-in-law Patricia; grandson, Zachary (Jessica); granddaughters Christina and Ashley; great grandchildren, Mackenzie, Alex, Mikayla; beloved friends, Jerry Finnell, Stanley Rakovan; beloved nieces and nephews; Bobby (Marty) Simm, Robby Simm and family, Hellen Grubbs (late Mike) and their son Travis, Ruth Simm and Stephen Simm and the Kraft family; Sheryl (Ray) DeFrances and their daughter Ellen, Sandy (Scott) Moses and their children; Catherine, Nick, Tom, Matt & Ben, David (Johnette) Kraft and their daughter Mackenzie.
He was preceded in death by his wife Sylvia of 40 years, his son John and his daughter Janice, his brother Robert and childhood friend John Miles.
“Chuck” always enjoyed a good conversation and would talk to anyone who would listen. He spent 15 years of his life in the military honoring the men and women he loved talking to. He went on many cruises including to Alaska and the Panama Canal and loved sharing his photos of his trips. He hunted and fished and had a boat and a camp at Farma in Greenville, PA. He loved his family, his extended family and his “adopted” family and was very proud of all of their accomplishments. He was a beloved friend and enjoyed being the “social butterfly” of the neighborhood. He attended all the kids’ sporting events and activities including a trip to China to watch his grandson Zachary shoot archery at the World University Games. His daily routine included going to breakfast at the local diner with Liz. He cheered for all the Pittsburgh sports teams and watched the History Channel and an endless number of movies. He was loved by all who knew him and will be sorely missed.
Family will receive friends at McDermott Funeral Home, Kennedy Township, Saturday October 27th, viewing hours 12-2 and 4-6, with grave site burial Monday Oct 29th 10 am at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.