George A. Simmons, 76, of Windsor, passed away peacefully, Wednesday (February 16, 2000) in the presence of his loving family. He was a loving, wonderful, caring husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed. George was born in Windsor, August 31, 1923, son of the late James and Veronica Simmons. He was a Marine Corps Veteran of World War II, attaining the rank of corporal. He was assigned to “Edson’s Raiders” and saw action at Guadalcanal and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 4740 and the American Legion Post No. 0200. He was a contractor/builder in the Windsor area for many years and was a member of the Church of the Living God. In addition to his loving wife, Gloria (Lanz) Schambach Simmons, he leaves his children and their spouses, George and Sandra Simmons of Newington; Hunter and Sarah Simmons of Tolland; Sandra (Simmons) Carlin of New Britain; John Carlin of Newington; Darleen and Alan Humphries of Vernon; JodiAnn and Tyler Champ of Manchester; Jeffrey and Lisa Schambach of Vernon; and Douglas and Donna Schambach of Port Richey, FL; his sisters. Augusta Zalenski of Windsor; and Ida Durkee of New Jersey; his grandchildren, Taylor, Thomas and Ryan Simmons, John, Matthew and Melissa Carlin, Bridgette and Bryce Humphries, and Brett, Brandon and Cassandra Schambach; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Sanford. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Feb.19, 3 p.m. in the Church of the Living God, with the Rev. David W. Mullen, officiating. Burial will be private in St. Joseph Cemetery, Windsor. There are no calling hours. In the interest of furthering medical science, George requested that his remains be donated to the UCONN Health Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Church of the Living God Building Fund, 199 Deming St., Manchester, CT 06040 or to American Heart Assoc., 5 Brookside Dr., Wallingford, CT 06492-7522.