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Michael P. Simmons

December 21, 1940 October 30, 2019
Michael P. Simmons
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Michael P. Simmons 78, of Garfield Heights passed away Wednesday October 30, 2019 at UH Parma Hospital following a long illness. He was born December 21, 1940 in Columbus, OH. Michael served in the United States Air Force, and worked as a fire fighter/ EMT. He was an accomplished artist; and enjoyed bowling, playing softball, gardening and golf. Survivors include two daughters; Audrey Essen (Gordon) of MI., Stacy Simmons of Cleveland, additional survivors include five grandchildren, one great grandchild, three sisters; Joan Linnert of CO., Elissa Kelly (Jim) of FL., Mitzi Lindsey (Butch) of LaGrange, and his girlfriend of over twenty years; Dr. Dodie Nelson of Bainbridge. Michael was preceded in death by an infant daughter; Sandra Marie, his parents; Raymond and Rosalie (nee: Ruden) Simmons, and a sister; Patricia Simmons. The family will receive friends 1-4 PM Sunday November 3, 2019 at The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Services 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57) Elyria (440)322-4626 where V.F.W. Post 1079 will provide full military honors at 4:00 PM immediately following visitation. Memorial contributions in Michael’s memory can be sent to Rescue Village 15463 Chillicothe Rd. Novelty, OH 49072. Burial will be private at Brookdale Cemetery. Online condolences to the family may be expressed at

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