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Gilbert “Buddy” Salvatore Simonds Sr., 68, of North Beach died Sept. 9, 2012.
He was born Oct. 4, 1943, in Washington, D.C., to Gilbert and Jennie (Russo) Simonds.
He was raised and educated in Washington, D.C. He married Dolores Boerckel on Nov. 23, 1963, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Owensville. He was employed by the D.C. school board as a boiler plant operator until retiring in the 1990s. He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in North Beach and past president of the Beach Buccaneers. He enjoyed playing baseball as well as coaching Babe Ruth and Little League baseball and Buccaneers football. For many years, he maintained Kellam Field in Chesapeake Beach.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Jennie Simonds; sisters, Mary Weller and Vita Simonds; and daughter-in-law, Nikki Simonds.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores Simonds; daughters, Linda Sullivan and her husband, Dave, of Chesapeake Beach and Lorrie Magerer and her husband, Michael, of Dunkirk; sons, Gilbert S. Simonds Jr. and his wife, Trina, of Woodstock, Ga., John Simonds and his significant other, Samantha Williams, of Chesapeake Beach, Charles Simonds of Scranton, S.C., and Brian Simonds and his wife, Amy, of St. Leonard; grandchildren, Ashley Simonds and her fiancée, Shayne Kenny, Amanda Mackey, Monica Simonds, Brandon Simonds and his fiancée, Tayler Cooksey, Shawn Sullivan, John Simonds Jr., Brianna and Justin Simonds, Timothy Vantassel and his wife, Jill, Heather Wiley, Jennifer Magerer, Deanna Reinhardt and her fiancée, Kent Gregory, Hallie Williams and D.J. Sullivan; great-grandsons, Marcus Harrington-Arcuri and Coleman Vantassel; sisters, Jackie Jones of Taylorsville, Ga., and Joanne Crawley of Hyattsville; brothers, James Simonds and his wife, Betty, of Dunkirk and William Simonds and his wife, Teresa, of Kingsport, Tenn.; two aunts; and numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws.
Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Sept. 12, at Rausch Funeral Home, 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane in Owings.
A Mass of Christian Burial and celebration of his life will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at St. Anthony’s Church in North Beach.
Interment will follow at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery in Brentwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678, or at www.calverthospice.org.