James W. (Jim) Simons died at Hospice House in the early morning of Sept. 2, 2021 from lung cancer. He was born on March 25, 1954 in Youngstown, spent most of his life in Girard where he attended grade and high school until moving to Niles where he resided for the past few years. He married Cynthia (Hughes) Simons on April 10, 1976, who preceded him in death on March 3, 2004. Jim and Cindy had three children, Jennifer Butler of Warren, Margaret (Maggie) Simons, who passed on January 31, 2001, and James, Jr. of Columbia, TN. Jim is survived by Jennifer and James, Jr. and by three brothers, John P. (Jack) of Parowan, UT, Thomas of Columbia, TN, and Robert of Peninsula, OH. He was an avid golfer and sports fan and he knew a great deal about the history of America’s Presidents. Per Jim's wishes there will be no services. Visit
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