Richard D. Simmel passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2010, at Four Seasonsí Elizabeth House, after a brief illness.
Mr. Simmel was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 29, 1939. He graduated from Hofstra University. Mr. Simmel and his wife, Connie, lived in Ridgefield, Connecticut and raised three sons while he worked at CBS. In 1989, they moved to Concord, North Carolina and, later, to Etowah for retirement.
Mr. Simmel is survived by his wife, Connie Simmel; his son, Brad and daughter-in-law, Caroline; his son, Keith and daughter-in-law, Holly; and his son, Todd and daughter-in-law, Kathy. He leaves seven grandchildren. Also surviving Mr. Simmel are his brother, Scott Simmel, and his sisters, Leslie Simmel and Joy Fischer.
A memorial service will be held for him at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 4, at Etowah United Methodist Church.
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