Alexander Jerry Simko

Born on April 11, 1936

LOUISE - Alexander Jerry Simko was born on April 11, 1936 in Sewickley PA, the son of Alexander and Henrietta Simko. He passed away on July 7, 2013, following a stroke, survived by his wife of 54 years, Wini Orr Simko; his son Nelson Simko and his daughter Lucille Ann Kelly. He was preceded in death by his parents, lately of Louise, and his two sisters.
Alex graduated with a pre-med degree from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. He was a pharmaceutical sales representative in Maryland and then in San Antonio, where he earned a M.S. in organic chemistry from Trinity University. In Houston he worked as a technical petrochemical salesman, supplying buildingblock chemicals for the petrochemical industry, refineries, and other manufacturing enterprises.
During the Houston years, Alex bought a farm near Louise, where he grew farmers market produce and apples. As the petroleum industry began to collapse he returned to teaching at private schools in Houston and then high schools in Louise, Bay City and El Campo, and Wharton County Junior College.
Memorial services are scheduled for 2 pm Friday, July 12 at First Presbyterian Church of El Campo.
Wheeler Funeral Home in charge of arrangements, 979-543-3512.



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