O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Carl R. Simons Sr.

Mr. Carl R. Simons Sr., 68, of Great Valley, NY died Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the Olean General Hospital following a long illness.

Born January 25, 1951 in Independence, MO, he was the son of the late Norman C. and Mildred L. Cook Simons. He was married in Mansfield, NY to the former Sandra A. Kelley, who survives.

Mr. Simons was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in Germany.

He had been employed as a Sawmill Director for Donver Inc. in Salamanca for over ten years.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting. He loved being along or on the Allegany River.

Surviving besides his wife are: a daughter, Natalie (Roger Phearsdorf) Simons, Kill Buck, NY; nine grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a sister, Dixie (Harry) Magara, Kill Buck, NY; a brother, Howard Simons, MO; two stepsons, Ronnie Waite, Salamanca, NY, Robert Waite, Great Valley, NY; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a son, Carl Simons Jr., and a sister, Linda Opel.

Friends may call at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., at which time funeral services will be held with Rev. Michael Lonto of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, officiating.

Full military honors will be conducted by members of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post 535 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post 5296.

E-condolences can be sent to orourke.orourkefh@gmail.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.