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Daniel J. “Joe” Simmons

August 1, 1963 - July 19, 2020

Daniel J. “Joe” Simmons, age 56, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020.

Born in Wilmington, DE on August 1, 1963, he was the son of the late Daniel D. and Nellie A. (Thorton) Swift. Joe had a love of animals and was the president of the Delaware animal rescue. He was a former employee of Kershaw as an explosive expert, Joe was known as Dynamite man. He enjoyed listening to Elvis Presley and collected his memorabilia. Deep in his faith, Joe was a devout Catholic.

Joe is survived by the love of his life, Kathy Harkeli.

A public graveside service will begin at 10 am on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Face masks will be required by all in attendance.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joe’s memory to Delaware Humane Society, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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5 Guestbook messages for Daniel J. “Joe” Simmons

  • YOU WERE THE LOVE OF MY LIFE I MISS YOU SO MUCH. IT’S HARD TO LIVE WITHOUT YOU , LIKE I TOLD YOU. I WILL SEE YOU VERY SOON SWEETY. I LOVE YOU AND YOU WILL BE MISSED SO MUCH BY MANY PEOPLE.❤🙏😇

  • You were a special human the world did not get to know for very long. Your heart was so big and generous.
    Rest In peace Joe.

  • Sorry for you’re loss RIP JOE

  • Rip friend

  • Kathy
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. May Joe rest in peace. He was a kind and gentle soul and loved you very much. Peace be with you. God bless!