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Ira "Ron" Simpson, age 87 a longtime Mentor resident, passed away July 30 2017 at the David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born June 21, 1930 in Philippi, WV.

Mr. Simpson had retired from the former Coe Manufacturing as a welder. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Simpson had been a member of Morningstar Church of Christ in Madison and also had coached little league baseball in the Mentor Headlands for many years. He enjoyed watching the Cleveland Indians, bowling and traveling to WV.

Survivors include his children Robert P. (Michelle) Simpson, Sherry L. (Jerry) Kozlowski, Kelly Ronald (Tina Blakeslee) Simpson and Jason C. (Holly) Simpson; son in law Norman Meeks; grandchildren Jessica, Jennifer, Brett, Cory, Ronnie, Rachel, Ashley, DeAnna, Cody, Elena and Joshua; 11 great grandchildren; sister Mabel Burke and other loving family. He was preceded in death by his wife Marion; daughter Melanie Meeks; grandson Justin Yates; and granddaughter Shannon Sawdey.

Visitation will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm Thursday August 3, 2017 at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.

Funeral service will be held 11 am Friday August 4, 2017 at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Western Reserve Memorial Gardens, Chesterland.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110; online at

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