Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
November 18, 2011 1:53 pm EST


JOHNSTOWN — Michael H. Simmons, 62, of Johnstown, passed away Nov. 15, 2011, at Heath Nursing Care Center.

He was born April 18, 1949, in Newark, to the late Ernest Simmons and Rebecca (Wright) Simmons of Johnstown. He studied the mechanic trade at Heath Vocational School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam. He then studied under the GI Bill becoming a diesel mechanic and working in the Farmington, New Mexico, community. He returned to the Johnstown area in 2005.

In addition to his mother, surviving are daughters, Victoria M. Simmons, Krystal L. (Jason) Dean; sisters, Nancy (Bill) Gracher, Kim (Rick) O’Daniel, Lisa (Bill) Ashbrook, Erin Simmons.

Friends may call Sunday, 2-5 p.m., Johnstown Independent Baptist Church, where services will be Monday at 11 a.m., with Pastor Dan Scarberry officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Visit

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