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Portia J.
Simpson

October 26, 1925 – December 5, 2019

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Portia Jean Simpson of Birmingham, Alabama passed away peacefully in the early hours of Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the age of 94. She was the youngest daughter of the late William R. and Esther M. Gott of Charles Avenue, New Kensington, PA. Portia was born on October 26, 1925 and was raised in New Kensington/Arnold, PA where her father owned the W.R. Gott Furniture Store and was the President of the First National Deposit Bank. Her family were members of the Arnold United Methodist Church where she was baptized and married. Portia was a graduate of Allegheny College, which is also where she met her husband, Wayne P. Simpson, of Franklin, PA. They were married for 46 years until his death in 1995. She worked as a schoolteacher, was passionate about life, and loved to laugh. She was a remarkable mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Portia was a true and loyal friend and loved animals. She is survived by her five children including Rebecca S. Jackson, James W. Simpson, William G. Simpson, W. Scott Simpson, and David B. Simpson. She had 10 grandchildren including William E. Simpson, Michael A. Wentworth, Julie A. Preston-Simpson, Erin L. Wentworth, Lauren A. Simpson, Kimberly Alatalo, Jennifer W. Green, Madison G. Simpson, Portia E. Simpson and Wesley S. Simpson and 11 great-grandchildren. Her family deeply loved her and she will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be managed by Soxman Funeral Home, Brian T. Soxman, Director, 7450 Saltsburg Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15235. There will be a private service for the family in the chapel at Plum Creek Cemetery at 11:00 am Wednesday, 12/11/19 directly followed by the internment.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the National Alzheimer’s Association, RSPCA or the Arnold United Methodist Church.

Service Information

When
Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 11:00am
Officiating
Reverend Vicki South
Location
Plum Creek Cemetery
Address
670 Center New Texas Road
Plum Boro., PA 15239

Interment Information

Location
Plum Creek Cemetery
Address
670 Center New Texas Road
Plum Boro., PA 15239
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