Russell Simonds

Obituary of Russell Simonds

Russell Wayne Simonds, age 48, of Rehoboth Beach, DE, passed away at Beebe Health Medical Center, Lewes, DE on Saturday, April 22, 2017, surrounded in love and friendship by his loving mother and step father, extended family and friends in Rehoboth Beach. He was born February 24, 1969 in Corning, NY, a son of Ronald Copp and Sharon (Button) Noblit. Russell was employed as a chef and kitchen manager at Murph's Beef and Ale in Rehoboth Beach, DE. He was an advocate for the SPCA in Georgetown, DE; enjoyed cooking and spending time with his canine buddy, Bernie.


Russell is survived by his mother and stepfather, Sharon and Donald Noblit of Lawrenceville, PA; 3 brothers, Randy (Stacy) Copp of Lindley, NY, Brad (Amber) Noblit of Michigan, Ty (Abbey) Noblit of Williamsport, PA; a sister, Shelley McKelvey of Wellsboro, PA; several nieces and nephews; 1 great niece, Lily. He was predeceased by his father, Ronald Copp.


Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Russell's memory to the Deleware S.P.C.A., 22918 Dupont Blvd., Georgetown, DE 19947. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.