James R. Simpson, 79, Denver, Boose Aluminum worker, loved trips to Camp Hebron

By on April 22, 2015

James R. Simpson, 79, of Denver, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015, at Maple Farm in Akron.

He was born in Altoona to Elsie (Burley) and James R. Simpson Sr. and was the husband to the late Beulah Simpson who passed away April 28, 2010. They shared 53 years of marriage together.

In the early years James worked as a farmer, raising chickens for Victor Weaver. He also worked at Boose Aluminum and then retired from Terre Hill Concrete.

He was a member of the Stevens United Zion Church, where he did a lot of volunteer work for church events. He enjoyed word searches, playing checkers, and loved spending time with his family, playing games, and their special trips to Camp Hebron in Halifax. He was famous for his chicken salad, cabbage and potatoes, and apple sauce.

James is survived by two sons: Nelson J., husband of Velma (Johnson) Simpson of Adamstown; and Terry L. Simpson of Ephrata; five grandchildren: Derek and Ashlee Simpson, Daniel and Joshua Melot, and Christina Connor; and three great-grandchildren, Reilly Simpson, Ceann Connor, and Ainsley Connor; and a sister: Elizabeth I. Reeser of Leola.

In addition to his parents and wife, James is preceded in death by a granddaughter: Lindsee Simpson; a brother: James R. Simpson; four sisters: Dolly J. Eller, Naomi I. Worbleski, Shirley J. Auker, and Eleanor R. Woods; and a daughter-in-law: Cynthia M. Simpson.

Services were held April 18 at Stevens United Zion Church, Stevens, with Pastor John Leisey officiating. Interment took place in the Hahnstown United Zion Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in James’s memory may be made to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at roseborostradling.com.

About Editor

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *