Lima, NY: June 28, 2022, Elwood passed peacefully surrounded by his loving children, grandchildren, and sisters.
Predeceased by son John Joseph Simmons, brother Lowell Simmons, and sister Carrie Szabla.
Survived by son Jeffrey (Kathy) Roanoke, VA., his daughter Michelle (Claude) Treusdell, Hammondsport, NY., grandchildren Dieter Treusdell, Jacque (Patrick) Turbett, Lindsey (Jeffrey) Parmelee, Owen and Brian Simmons, Sisters Betty (Jerry) Valentine, Janet (Jim) Van Maaren, Nancy (Vern) Semmel, Sue (Bill) Planert. Also, survived by his special friend Marsha Mourhess and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
Elwood retired from Manitou Concrete after working there for many years. He recently received an award for outstanding and dedicated service for 65 years with the Lima Fire Department, many years as chief.
Elwood mentored many people along the way. He was an avid Nascar fan, outdoorsman, and manager at Meadowlark Park for many years. He hosted the “mancave” on Wednesdays with some of his closest friends-you know who you are.
Elwood took up golf at the age of 70. His foursome played at the Lima Country Club every Friday. The family would like to thank everyone for all the love and support, during this difficult time. A special thank you to his Doctors and Livingston County Hospice.
Donations in Elwood’s name can be made to the Lima Fire Department at 7286 W. Main St Lima, NY 14485. We will have donation envelopes at his celebration.
The family will be greeting friends to celebrated Elwood’s life at the Lima Fire Department on August 12th from 12:30 to 2:30 with a memorial service immediately following.
I met Elwood at RGH when I was volunteering with my German Shepherd Akaska, we visited him several times and became friends. I will miss his smiling face and I know he will see Alaska up in heaven. If you knew Elwood you loved him. God bless him and his family. I have a picture of Elwood with my therapy dog Alaska wich I will try to attach, not sure if I can.
Oh Elwood, where do I even start? You were truely one of a kind. You were nice but could be stern when needed. You’ve taught me more things then I think you even realize & I thank you for the time & patience to teach me things. You definitely had people you couldn’t stand here in the park, but you still stayed civil with those people. I know I drove you nuts but you always took in stride. Jim & I will miss you so much. So many of us at Meadowlark Manor will forever miss you until we all see you again. Please let Tom know everything that has happened since he passed away. Enjoy drinking a beer & playing Tom once again. Please tell my Nana & Papa that I miss them so very much. We’ll miss you Elwood. Rest In Peace Tough Guy. ~Jim & Candace