Obituary of Everett James Simek
Mr. Everett James Simek, 79, of Johnstown, entered into eternal rest on Friday July 20, 2018.
He was born June 7, 1939 in Gloversville, NY the son of the late James and Emma Simmons Simek.
Everett was a graduate of Johnstown High School Class of 1957 and entered the US Army and served from 1958 to 1961. He served in the 82nd Airborne Division where he as a paratrooper.
After leaving the service he worked for the Johnstown Police Department for 9 years. He then started his own construction contracting business in the early sixties. He loved to build houses and work with his heavy equipment.
Everett was very active in the Boy Scouts where he was a scout leader. He was also active in the Lions Club for many years.
He is survived by Joyce ( Kubran) Simek. Survivors also include his son James R. Simek and his wife Sue of Johnstown. Two daughters, Betsy (Brian ) Simek-Smith of Ft. Johnson, NY and Christine (Derek) Simek of Los Angeles,California. Grandchildren, Samantha(Andrew) Nock, Taylor (Jeremy) Simek, Joshua Hohler and Jessica (Michael) O'Boyle. One great-grandson Liam. One brother, Martin Simek and his wife Linda of PA. He also leaves behind his beloved cats. He was predeceased by a brother Douglas Simek.
Family and friends are invited for funeral services on Saturday July 28 at the Reformed Church of Johnstown, North Perry St. officiated by Dr. Bill Faulkner. Funeral services will begin promptly at 10:30AM at the church. Interment of cremated remains will follow with Military Honors at the Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the James A. Brennan Memorial Humane Society, 437 Nine Mile Tree Rd., Gloversville, NY 12078. Arrangements are under the direction of the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave, Amsterdam, NY 12010.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Everett Simek, please visit Tribute Store