SIMMONS Arnold Richard
of Troy, formerly of Waterford, passed away August 9, 2017 at 86 years of age. Beloved husband of Joyce (nee Cagle) for 67 years; father of Diana (Gary) Fusciardi, Linda (Ken Miller) Simmons, and David (Renee) Simmons; grandfather of Michael, Eric (Christine), Ryan, Kyle, Kelly (William), and Cassandra; great grandfather of Anna and Freddie; brother of Richard and the late James Simmons. Arnold was owner of the Oxford Twin Cinemas, once know as Oxford Opera House, and the Huron Theatre in Pontiac.
Family will receive friends Monday, August 14, 2017 at Community Presbyterian Church, 10:00 AM until time of service.
Monday, August 14, 2017 at 11 AM at Community Presbyterian Church, 4301 Monroe, Waterford. Burial Ottawa Park Cemetery, Clarkston.
Memorials may be made to:
Will Rogers Motion Pictures Pioneer Foundation
Samantha Stepleton and the WRMPPF were the first to offer financial support when we needed it. Their mission is to help seniors from the movie industry. They remain involved to this day, sending letters, emails, and treat packages throughout the year.
MORC The Funtures Foundation, P.O. Box 380710, Clinton Township, MI 48038-0070
Care coordinators and the staff at MORC work with the MIChoice Medicaid Waiver to fund the care for both Arnold and Joyce for the past seven years. Their support has allowed our parents to live in their apartment and avoid nursing home care.
Seasons Hospice Foundation
The staff at Seasons Hospice has provided compassionate care during the months of Arnold's long goodbye. There was never a bridge too far and they were always just a phone call away.
Community Presbyterian Church
Arnold and Joyce have been members of this church since 1955. Their emotional and spiritual support lifts our hearts.
Finally, although they are not a foundation, we would like to thank the staff and Med Team at American House, Troy. Their daily care and kind hands allowed us to breathe, knowing our parents were valued, respected, and cared for.
My prayers for your comfort & peace!!! The emptiness leaves a hole in my heart!!! But I know my dad is welcoming him with open arms..paradise!! Praising God!!!
Keep the good memories alive !! We'll never stop talking about him & his enthusiasm!!!! Love you all !!!
Rhonda, Thom, Sarah & Mike, Garrett & Carolyn
Alicia K OHara-Root
Dear Joyce and Family, So sorry to hear of Swede's passing. I have so many great memories of our families together. He made a lot of good memories. May they give you comfort.
Even though I won't be able to be with you Monday, I will be there in spirit.
Alicia & Hugh & Family
Dale & Family
Michael & Shaun & Families