David B. Simpson
David B. Simpson, 66, of Hiram passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2012, surrounded by his family, at Ames Hospice Center in Westlake, Ohio. He was born January 3, 1946 in Warren to the late Vandell E. and Mary Garnet (McLeod) Simpson.
David was employed with Parker Hannifin in Electrical Maintenance in Ravenna for the past 38 years. In his younger days he was an avid Horseman, a Volunteer fireman for Hiram Fire Dept. and worked at the Hiram Light Plant. He enjoyed Kayaking, reading, woodworking, loved to tell jokes, woodcarving, whistling, and listening to classical music. He also was very proud of building his home with his family. He loved spending time with his family, representing the Clan McLeod Society at Highland Games, and was learning to play the bag pipes.
Survivors include his loving wife of 44 years, Linda R. (Malobenski) Simpson, daughter, Heather of Fairbanks, AK, son, David (Angie) of Lachine, MI, grandchildren, Ian, Maddelynn, Silas, sister, Phyllis Ellenberger of Hiram, brothers, Vandell (Norma)Simpson Jr, of Hiram, and Robert Simpson of Garrettsville. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Charles "Butch" Simpson, sister-in-law, Ginny Simpson, and brother-in-law, Wally Ellenberger.
There will be calling hours held from 9:00 AM till time of Mass, at the Church. The Mass will be held 10:00 AM Friday, December 21, 2012 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Garrettsville. Father Leo Wehrlin will be officiating. There will be a viewing and a gathering of family and friends from 1 - 4 and 6 - 8 PM Friday, December 21, 2012 at Shorts Spicer Crislip Funeral Home Ravenna Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Dunvegan Foundation, PO Box 17303 Raleigh, NC 27619-7303, or www.clanmacleodusa.org, for the preservation of the McLeod castle. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.sscfuneralhomes.com.
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