AUBURN: John Simonsen 89, formerly of Standart Woods Apartments, Auburn, NY died
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 in his home. John was born Penn Yan, NY and was a member of St.
Luke’s United Church of Christ of Auburn.
John was a veteran of the US Army, serving in Germany, Japan and the Korean War. He is a
recipient of the Purple Heart.
John is survived by Geraldine, his loving wife of 47 years. Besides his wife, John is survived by a
son, Alan Simonsen of Webster, NY; a step son Robert Murray of Elizabeth, NJ; 2 daughters
Arlene (Dale) DeVinney, of Rushville, NY and Kristina (James) Koniar of Niagara Falls, Canada; 2
step daughters Gail (Michael) Nellenback of Auburn, and Terry (Rick) Frosino of Rochester; 10
grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. John was pre-deceased by
his son Marshall Simonsen and grandson Bryan Frosino.
Calling hours will be held Saturday, July 18, from 10 am to noon with a service immediately
following at noon, within the Cheche Funeral Home, 1778 Clark Street, Auburn, NY. Burial will
be in Lakeview Cemetery, Fleming, NY.
In lieu of flowers the family wishes for donations to St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 25
Seminary Street #1, Auburn, NY, 13021.
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