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Calvin R. Simmons, 85, of Waddington
Monday, June 14, 2010 - 9:52 am

Calvin R. Simmons, 85, of Waddington and Bradenton, Fla., passed away June 10 at the Kindred Hospital in Boston after a long illness.

Born and raised in Gloversville, N.Y., he graduated from Gloversville High School, Union College Class of 1945 and received his Master’s in Engineering from RPI.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Waddington.

He is survived by his beloved partner, Hazel M. Fox; his children, Deborah Nadkarni-Simmons and her husband Sanjay of Louisville, Colo., Rebecca Simmons and her husband John Rudy of Rochester, Calvin R. “Bob” Simmons and his wife Kelly of Cicero, Margaret Simmons-Cross and her husband Glen Cross of Milpitas, Calif; step-children Gary Fox and his wife Ellen of Sharon, Susan Fox of Alaska, Richard Fox and his wife Cheryl of Fenton, Mo. Grandfather of Sarita, Kasey, Hannah, Graham, Harrison, Daniel, Elizabeth and Brendan. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Margaret Backus of Lisbon, and many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Helen M. (Roy).

He was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War.

He was the past President of the Waddington Hepburn “Friends of the Library,” a member of the Waddington Presbyterian Church Board, a former member of the Waddington Town Planning Commission, a member of the Board of the Moore Museum in Waddington, a member of the Canton Golden Aires Barber Shop Quartet and a member of the Mason’s Lodge in Gloversville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Seasons Hospice Palliative Care, The Riverside Center, Suite 3-102, 275 Grove St. Newton, MA 02466, or the Hepburn Library, 30 Main St. P.O. Box 205 Waddington, NY 13694.