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Terry "Turk" M. Simmons

March 19, 1951 ~ June 7, 2017 (age 66)

Terry M. “Turk” Simmons, 66, of Marietta, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Oak Leaf Manor, Landisville.  Born March 19, 1951 in Columbia, he was the son of Janet A. (Fletcher) Johnson and Ralph B. Simmons.

Turk was a 1969 graduate of Donegal High School and the Willow Street Vo-Tech.  An Industrial Electrician by trade, he worked at many power plants and nuclear plants and also wired some of the casinos in Atlantic City.  Turk was a member of the Marietta Boat Club, Marietta American Legion Post #466 as well as the Susquehanna Beneficial and Marietta Beneficial Associations.

He is survived by his mother, Janet A. Johnson; a daughter, Amy L. Simmons; two grandchildren, Kaylie and Tannar Kroll; a step-brother, Steven Johnson, of Manheim; a step-sister, Cindy Jacobs, wife of Ed, of New Market, MD as well as Turk’s friend and companion of over 40 years, Christina J. Wallander, of Maytown.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Smedley-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, 29 North Gay Street, Marietta, PA  17547, 717-426-3614.  Private burial will take place in the Maytown Union Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Kindly omit flowers.  Memorial contributions may be made in Turk’s honor to the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1290 River Road, Marietta, PA  17547.

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Charitable donations may be made to:

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
1290 River Road, Marietta PA 17547
Tel: 1-717-426-1884

 Service Information

Memorial Service
June 17, 2017

11:00 AM
Smedley-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory
29 North Gay Street
Marietta, PA 17547

Private Interment

Maytown Union Cemetery

Maytown, PA 17550

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