Richard A. Simes Sr.

Richard A. Simes Sr., 73, of Trout Run, passed away Monday, March 19, 2018, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.l He left this earth to be with his Lord and Savior.

At the age of 29, after losing his mother, he began to search for life and death answers. Through a series of events he was confronted with the fact that the Lord Jesus Christ paid the penalty for his sins on the cross. He received Him into his heart and was “born again” as the Bible states. His life was dramatically changed. He held many positions in the church including deacon and lay pastor. His fervent desire was studying the Bible and seeing others to come to know his Savior. He led many souls to the Lord Jesus Christ.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Grace; a son, Richard Jr. (Mary); four grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, two brothers and one sister. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Anthony Baptist Church, 4750 Quenshukeny Road, Jersey Shore, with Pastor Dan Patrick, officiating. Family will receive friends at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in his memory to Anthony Baptist Church.

Arrangements are entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Svc PC, 124 Main St., Watsontown.