Bangor—Benjamin Wyman “Uncle Buck” Simmons, Jr., 68, passed away at home on March 17, 2021. He was born March 1, 1953, in Jacksonville, FL, the son of Benjamin Sr. and Barbara (Moose) Simmons.
He graduated from Dartmouth College, Class of 1975, with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He was a member of the championship football team all four years of college. In the early 1980’s, Ben moved to Maine. He began working for the Brewer School Department in 1996 and was still employed there at the time of his passing. Ben knew a lot about a lot and, while he would have been a great Jeopardy contestant, his family always enjoyed playing “Stump the Buck” with him. He lived a simple life and was beyond genuine with his care for others.
Ben is survived by his parents; sister Karen Rowland; brother Christopher Simmons; nieces and nephews JC Rowland, Nicole Rowland, Hannah Simmons, Christopher Simmons and his son Brayden, Heather Simmons, Melissa Buteau, Maegan Buteau; many wonderful cousins; numerous friends and coworkers from the Brewer School Department.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Benjamin’s memory may be made to Brewer School Department Scholarship Fund, 261 Center St., Brewer, ME 04412 for the Ben Simmons Scholarship.
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Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor.
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