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1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

William A. Simpson

04/12/1935 — 06/03/2017

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William A. Simpson, age 82 of Kirtland, passed away June 3, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 12, 1935 in Cleveland to the late Cameron and Elizabeth Simpson.

Bill is the loving husband of the late Joanne M. Simpson (nee Germano); dearest father of William A. (Deborah), Andrea M. (Donald) Evans, Robert A. (Teri) and Daniel T.; beloved grandfather of William A. III, Marissa (Jon Wilkie – fiancé), Kaitlyn, Rebecca and Marjorie Simpson, Ashley (Joe) Branco, Alan (Taylor Rush – fiancée) Morganti Jr., A.J. Morganti, Mack and Cameron Simpson; great grandfather of Jaxon Branco; brother of Jean Simpson and the late David Simpson and Kathryn DeNoewer.

Through the years, Bill owned many local businesses in both the Kirtland and Willoughby communities.

Memorial Mass will be held at 11 AM Friday, June 9, 2017 at Immaculate Conception, 37932 Euclid Ave., Willoughby. Visitation will be held in the chapel of the church from 10 -11 AM.

Entombment will be private.

Donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 donors@stjude.org

Arrangements Entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral Home, 38001 Euclid Ave., Willoughby

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5 Replies to “William A. Simpson”

  1. Bob, sorry for your loss. I loved talking to your dad. He was always so pleasant and had great stories! For those that don’t remember William owned the corner candy store in DTW for years. All the kids in Willoughby lived there and loved it.


  2. Thank you so much Jeff. He was very fond of you.


  3. Bob: I am out of state this week but Dan sent me an email that your Dad passed away. I am so sorry for loss. You father always had a great attitude and easy manner with everyone. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


  4. Alan and Judy Russ June 8, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Please accept my families deepest condolences over the loss of Bill. Your Dad was an exemplary example of how to be a parent around the educational setting of Kirtland. Through the years, he remained a model to share with others on how to do things the right way in handling affairs when it related to school, and particularly, sports. What a great supporter he was of the school over the years. He will always be remembered for his bright smile and kindness. In particularly, his sharing on how he would coach you all up. Unfortunately, we will be unable to attend the service on Friday, but certainly want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during these times. May Bill rest in peace. Sincerely, the Russ Family.


  5. Bill,
    Please know that I am Praying for you and your family during this most difficult time. I know how much you loved your father. You always spoke so respectfully of him. I remember you talking about all the times you would go to his house and watch the games with him. I’m sure all of these memories will help you during the difficult days to come. Prayers for peace a guidance to you and your family.



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