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Clifford J Simmons

April 22, 1928 ~ January 11, 2018 (age 89)

Clifford J. Simmons, 89, of Ragged Mountain Road, Clearville, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 11, 2018, surrounded by his wife, daughter and granddaughter at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, PA.

He was born April 22, 1928, in Chaneysville, Pennsylvania, Southampton Township, the only son and child of Charley Herman and Mary Tula (Swartzwelder) Simmons. 

Clifford is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Marlene E. (Hammond) Simmons.  They were united in marriage on March 7, 1951.  He is also survived by two daughters, Cindy Miller, married to Terry Miller of Schellsburg, PA and Shirley Elbin of Warfordsburg, PA.  A granddaughter, whom he raised as his own, Michele (Elbin) Miller, married to Jason Miller of New Paris, PA.  He is also survived by two great-grandchildren, whom he loved very much, Olivia and Owen Miller.  He is survived by many loving cousins.

Clifford attended Everett High School.  He was a Corporal in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.  Most of his service was spent overseas in Austria and Germany.  He received a National Defense Service Medal and Army of Occupation Service Medal for his service in Germany.  He was Honorably Discharged in December of 1954 after nearly two years of service.

Clifford was a farmer for most of his life having raised cattle, pigs and thousands of chickens.  He will be remembered by many who stopped by the farm for eggs or maybe the butcher shop.  He retired from the United States Postal Service on June 29, 1990, after 30 years as a mail carrier in the Clearville and Artemas area.  He loved his job as a mailman and formed many friendships with people over the years.  Clifford was a 52-year member of the American Legion Post 155, Artemas, PA.  He enjoyed deer hunting, especially with his friend, Danny Tewell until his passing.

He especially loved spending time with his great-grandchildren, Owen and Olivia, often taking them for rides all over the farm in his Mule.  He spent his final months surrounded by them, his wife, granddaughter and grandson-in-law at the home of his granddaughter in New Paris.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Clifford to the Chaneysville Cemetery Association (Attention: Jimmy Tewell) 2930 Black Valley Road, Everett, PA 15537.

Family and friends may call at Akers Funeral Home, Inc., 299 Raystown Road, Everett, PA 15537 on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 3:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M and on Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of service at the funeral home. 

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in the Chapel at Akers Funeral Home with Pastor Debi Decker officiating.

Burial will in the East View Cemetery, Chaneysville, PA; with full military honors conducted by the Everett Area Honor Guard.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.akersfuneralhome.com


 Service Information

Visitation
Tuesday
January 16, 2018

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Akers Funeral Home
299 Raystown Road
Everett, PA 15537

Visitation
Wednesday
January 17, 2018

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
The Chapel at Akers Funeral Home
299 Raystown Road
Everett, PA 15537

Funeral Service
Wednesday
January 17, 2018

11:00 AM
The Chapel at Akers Funeral Home
299 Raystown Road
Everett, PA 15537


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