Martin E. Simmonds, 95, of Torrance, Calif., passed away at Driftwood Nursing Home in Torrance on Sunday, July 27, 2014.
Martin was born in Columbus, Kan., on May 4, 1919, to the late Ralph N. and Marie (Wachter) Simmonds. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. On July 19, 1947, Martin married the former Marie Daly in Los Angeles; she preceded him in death Sept. 5, 2001, in California. Martin had been employed at Jamison Steel and retired from Uddeholm Steel.
Surviving are six nieces, Janet (Larry) Dziesinski, Marlene Werda, Sue (Mike) Linke, Linda (Butch) Spomer, Susan Nagy, Kathy (Chuck) Kanelos; two nephews, Mike (Bernie) Daly, Patrick (June) Daly; and several great nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were a sister and a brother.
Visitation for Mr. Simmonds will be at St. Bernard Catholic Church on Friday, Aug.1, 2014, from 10 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Rev. James Fitzpatrick officiating. Arrangements are being handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.
Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery