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Robert L. Simonds

May 12, 1924 September 26, 2011
Robert L. Simonds
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Obituary for Robert L. Simonds

Robert L. Simonds, a longtime resident of Clawson, died September 26, 2011, at Woodward Hills Nursing Center in Bloomfield Hills. He was 87 years old. Mr. Simonds was born May 12, 1924, in Ashtabula, Ohio, to Zelma (nee Glen) and Captain W.T. Simonds. He graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Chemical Engineering and proudly served in the United States Navy during the Second World War.

Bob enjoyed traveling domestically and internationally. He was also an avid duplicate bridge player, having attained the rank of Life Master. He also loved gardening and had recently completed the Master Gardener program. A dedicated Elder of The First Presbyterian Church of Troy, Bob was deeply loved by many and will be sorely missed.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Norma, and his children, Susan (David) Mann of Milford, William T. Simonds of Boston, and Robin (Kenneth) Danek of Lake Orion. He is also survived by his grandson, Carl Danek.

Visitation will take place on Friday from 4-8pm at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (just South of 15 Mile Rd.). A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 11am at The First Presbyterian Church of Troy, 4328 Livernois Road, Troy, 48098. Friends may visit the church beginning at 10:30am.

Interment in White Chapel Cemetery, Troy.

Memorials appreciated to First Presbyterian Church of Troy.


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