Leo “Turk” Simonds

Leo Douglas “Turk” Simonds

1932 - 2000

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Obituary of Leo Douglas “Turk” Simonds

Leo Douglas Turk Simonds, 68, of Binghamton, passed away Thursday morning, November 23, 2000 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his parents, Leo and Elsie Simonds, and Chester and Hattie Thompson; and his daughter, Patty Ann Simonds. He is survived by his former wife, Shirley Simonds Brand; three daughters and sons-in-law, Lynne and Lawrence Foster, Annette and Thomas Sosenko, Renne and Stephen Sobiech; a son, Dennis Simonds; and Ms. Anne Marie Pagano; eight grandchildren, Erica Foster, Melissa, Nicole and Julie Sosenko, Dennis Jr.; Kyle Simonds, Stephanie and Renee Sobiech; his brothers and sisters, Mable and William Buchanan, Lula Simonds, Mayetta Beach, Herbert and Dorothy Simonds; Charles Simonds and Clair Herig; several half-sisters and brothers, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the 101st Airborne, Ft. Campbell, KY. Leo enjoyed his career as a cook. He loved fishing, gardening, and the company of his children and grandchildren. The family would like to express their thanks to the staff of Lourdes Hospice Program and to the staff of Lourdes Hospital, 1 Ross, for their loving care and support. Funeral services will be held at the J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, 141 Main St., Binghamton, Monday at 1 p.m. Rev. David C. Seaver, Chaplain of Pastoral Care at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, will officiate. Burial will be in the Chenango Valley Cemetery, Hillcrest. The family will receive friends at the McCormack Funeral Home, Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in Memory of Leo may be made to the Hospice Program, c/o Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, 169 Riverside Dr. Binghamton, N.Y. 13905.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Leo
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at J A McCormack Sons Funeral Home Inc