Charles J. ‘Charlie’ Simpson, 71

Charles J. “Charlie” Simpson, 71, of Lewes, Del., passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 28, 2009, at Beebe Hospital, Lewes, Del. He was a man of great honor, a loving husband, father and grandfather. He always had a smile on his face for all who knew him. A man of many talents, he could fix almost anything. Known as one of the best fishermen around and one that fish feared, he could be found in his red truck parked between the Rehoboth Twin Towers. He was an avid sports fan of Notre Dame, the Phillies and a diehard Eagles fan. Loved by his children and step-children, he was the best PopPop to 21 grandchildren. He was employed by the State of Delaware DART as a facilities manager. “We’ll miss our lucky Irish Man!”

Simpson was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Edward and Sarah Helen (Hogan) Simpson. He is survived by his wife, Arline L. Simpson; two brothers, Daniel Simpson and his wife, Eileen, and Raymond Simpson; his sister, Joyce Held and her husband, Ken; children, Chip Simpson and his wife, Donna, Mike Simpson and his wife, Patti, Sue Nass and her husband, Eric, Sharon McQuaide and her husband, Jim, and Sally Simpson; step-children, Mike Masiello, Lynne Meyer and her husband, Kim, Gayle Seker and her husband, Greg, Ann Naar and her husband, Dave; and grandchildren Josh, Lainey, Emily, Colleen, Michael, Kevin, Connor, Lauren, Bridget, Brendan, Elizabeth, Jonathan, Erin, Allie, Nicholas, Robert, Shep, David, Jillian, Sarah and Zachary.

A memorial service was scheduled for Monday, June 1, 2009. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Camp Barnes, c/o Delaware State Police Troop 4, 23652 Shortly Road, Georgetown, DE 19947.