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Veronica "Vernie"
Simmons (Kokal)

August 31, 1927 – September 30, 2020

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Obituary for Veronica "Vernie" Simmons (Kokal)

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Age 93, of Penn Hills, on September 30, 2020. Wife of the late James V. Simmons, beloved mother of James P. (Kathy), Gary F. (Susie), Donald J (Becky) and the late Kathleen; grandmother of Zachary (Tricia), Jacob (Kayti), Brent (Amanda), Kelsey, Michael (Staci), Jeffrey (Julia), Hayley (Michael), Brittany (Darit), and the late Lucas; great grandmother of Lucas, Elena, Evelyn, Maverick, Abby, Matthew, Theo, Mayzie, Tillie, Georgia, Liza, Maverick and Vega; sister of the late Emily Buchar, Stanley Kokal, Mary Bahor, Vencil Kokal and Paul Kokal. She is also survived by numerous nieces, and nephews. Vernie (as her family called her) lived a long healthy life until her Alzheimer’s diagnosis three years ago. We are grateful to her caregivers, Nancy Peters and Judy Stack, who made her final years tender and easy, supporting our family and providing great care giving her a wonderful quality of life. We are also grateful for the extraordinary care provided by Family Hospice for the past six months. She will be missed by her family and friends, but never forgotten. Her imprint will live on for generations to come. Friends received 2-4 and 7-9pm at Soxman Funeral Homes, Ltd./Roth Chapel, 7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road) Penn Hills, on Friday October 2, 2020. Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 12:00 p.m., Noon, at St. John the Baptist Church of Holy Family Parish. Interment in Plum Creek Cemetery immediately following Mass. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St. Pittsburgh, PA 15243 or to the charity of your choice.

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First Visitation

When Friday, October 2nd, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location
Soxman Funeral Homes, Ltd./Roth Chapel
Address
7450 Saltsburg Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15235

Second Visitation

When Friday, October 2nd, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Soxman Funeral Homes, Ltd./Roth Chapel
Address
7450 Saltsburg Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15235

Service Information

When
Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 12:00pm
Officiating
Fr. Joe Mele
Location
St. John the Baptist Church
Address
444 St. John Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
Service Extra Info
https://holyfamilypgh.org/weddings-funerals-covid-19

Interment Information

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