Edward A. Simms 1913 - 2007
Edward A. Simms, 93, of Davenport, passed away
Thursday,April 12, 2007, at his home surrounded by
his loved ones. Funeral services will be held
Monday, April 16, 2007, 11:30 a.m. at Runge Mortuary
Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to
service at the mortuary. Burial will be in National
Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to
Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House.
Edward was born October 27, 1913, in
Shenandoah, Pa., the son of Frank and Anna (Donchak)
Simms. He was united in marriage to Alberta Day on
June 26, 1967, in
Galena, Ill. Ed enlisted in the
United States Navy in 1935 and served on the
battleships USS Tennessee and USS San Francisco as
lead radioman until
While working at the Frankfort Arsenal in
Philadelphia, Ed earned an associate's degree
in engineering. After a short time at the Babbit
Ammunition Department in
Nevada, he relocated to the Rock Island
Arsenal and retired in 1968.
Ed's hobbies included fishing, gardening, bird
watching and spending time with his family. He also
enjoyed watching the History and Animal Channel, and
listening to music, especially, Polka. Ed was a very
loving old-fashioned family man.
He was a member of the American Legion and St.
Mary's Catholic Church, Davenport.
Those left to honor his memory include his loving
wife of 39 years, Alberta, Davenport; sons and
daughter-in-law, Edward Jr. and Barbara Simms,
Philadelphia, Pa., and Robert Simms,
Phoenixville, Pa.; daughters and sons-in-law,
Sandra and Cary Dalton, Davenport, Linda and John
Rowan, Bowmansville, Pa., and Trudy and
Andy DeVine, Davenport; sister and
brother-in-law, Leona and Bill Hoffman, Cinnamenson,
N.J.; brother,Adam Simms, Shenandoah, Pa.; 19
grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and one
Published in the
Quad-City Times on 4/14/2007.