John Sims

John W. Sims

Wednesday, April 29th, 1931 - Monday, February 1st, 2021
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John W. Sims, 89, of New Cumberland, PA, passed away on Monday, February 1, 2021 at Spring Creek Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Harrisburg, PA.
Born on April 29, 1931 in Williamsport, PA, he was the son of the late John F. and Lillian (Fisher) Sims.
John was a 1949 graduate of Lemoyne High School. He was a US Army veteran who served during the Korean War. John was a retired storekeeper for the US Postal Service. He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lemoyne. He served as head usher at the church and also served on many of the church committees. John was a member of the VFW Post 7415 and American Legion Post 143, both of New Cumberland.
He is survived by three daughters, Deborah K. Sims, of Lancaster, PA, Janice S. MacIvor and her husband David, of Indian Trail, NC, and Christine S. Reilly and her husband Mark T., of Camp Hill, PA; a brother, Ronald Sims and his wife June, of Shiremanstown, PA; eight grandchildren, Renee Buesking, of Athens, GA, Kevin Buesking and his wife Amy, of Elizabethtown, PA, Tim MacIvor, of Spartanburg, SC, Katy MacIvor and her fiancée Evan Reep, of Kernersville, NC, Becca, Rachael, Tommy and Samantha Reilly of Camp Hill, PA; one great-granddaughter, Emery Buesking; a sister in-law Patsy Hoke; three nephews and one niece; and his loving companion, Joan Corbo, of Harrisburg.
John was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn (Hoke) Sims, and a brother in-law, Robert Hoke, Jr.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 13, 2021 in Rolling Green Cemetery, 1811 Carlisle Rd., Camp Hill, PA. Myers-Baker Funeral & Cremation Services, Camp Hill, has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 509 Hummel Ave, Lemoyne, PA 17043
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  • Graveside Services

    Rolling Green Cemetery
    1811 Carlisle Rd.
    CAMP HILL, PA 17011
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    All who attend are asked to meet directly at the cemetery at 12:00 P.M. If you enter the main entrance of the cemetery, follow the MYERS-BAKER arrows at each intersection and they will lead you to the grave site.
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  • Interment

    Saturday, February 13th, 2021 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, February 13th, 2021 12:00pm
    Rolling Green Cemetery
    1811 Carlisle Rd.
    CAMP HILL, PA 17011
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Jill Heffernan

Posted at 06:01pm
Deb, Jan, Chris and Families,
I was so very sorry to learn of the passing of your dear Dad. I have so many fond memories of both your Mom and Dad during my childhood. We were so lucky to grow up on Elkwood Drive and have many families who watched over us. Peace and comfort to you all.

Jill Campbell Heffernan

Glenn Gifford

Posted at 08:37pm
Dear Jan, Christine, Deb and all of your families- Our sincerest condolences on the passing our your Father, John. My memories are old, but very fond of a true gentleman with a warm heart. Both he and your Mother graciously welcomed me in your home back in our high school days when we all hung out together. I often thought and commented how much fun they were as a couple. I seldom read obituaries and I don’t know why I clicked on Pennlive this week, but I’m glad I did. He was a special man and our prayers are with you all. Best regards, Glenn and Cindy Gifford

Phoebe, Fae, and Toby

Posted at 12:42pm
Deb, Jan, and Chris, This tree is planted in memory of your Dad. Please accept our most sincere expression of sympathy. May John rest in peace.
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Joan & Family

Posted at 09:33am
You are all in our thoughts in prayers. John was a special person to all of us and we will miss him dearly.
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Lori and Brad Swidler

Posted at 09:36pm
Dear Chris, Mark, Deborah, Janice and Family,
We are very sorry to learn of the loss of your beloved Dad and Grandpa to his beautiful grandchildren. Your family will remain in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all and may your wonderful Dad rest in eternal peace.🙏❤️

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