Donald Blake Simpson

January 26, 1935 ~ April 18, 2022 (age 87)


Donald Blake Simpson age 87 lifelong resident of Hopwood, Pa passed peacefully on April 18, 2022 with his family by his side. He was born January 26, 1935 in Uniontown, Pa to Alex J. & Helen B. Simpson.  

Donald was a devoted father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He graduated from North Union High School. He worked in the family business of Simpson Towel & Linen in Uniontown, Pa. until it’s closure in the 1970’s. After that he worked as a lab technician for Mon View Laboratories testing coal samples in Masontown, Pa, and worked at Crawford Funeral Homes for many years. He was a lifetime member of Hutchinson Sportsman’s Club, The Amvets and the Elks Club. He enjoyed hunting, bowling in the H & H league at Manor Lanes, playing softball at the former Coolspring Softball League, playing golf with his buddies at the Summit Golf Course, and was passionate about his Pittsburgh sports teams. 


Donald will be greatly missed by his loving family. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 59 years Marcia A. (Miller) Simpson, his parents, older brother Alex “Ackie” Simpson and an infant daughter. He’s survived by his children Donald M. Simpson (Wanda) of Hopwood, Deborah A. Joseph of Hopwood, Alicia (Lisa) Simpson (John Betchy) of Florida, David W. Simpson (Michelle) of Hopwood and his brother William (Kathryn) Simpson of Hopwood and sister-in-law Arlene Simpson, of Wisconsin. He leaves behind 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. His greatest joy may have just been the title of Pappy.  

Visitation will be Thursday April 21 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00pm at DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME Hopwood, Pa with funeral service to be held Friday, April 22, 2022 at 11:00am with Pastor Kenny Rockwell officiating. Interment followed in the Sylvan Heights Cemetery Mausoleum . For online condolences and information, please visit


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