Marie C. (Ruk) Simpson

December 25, 1939January 9, 2019

Marie Carol Ruk Simpson (Mitzi) went home on January 9, 2019. Daughter of the late Matthew and Anne Ruk. Wife of the late Harry "Red" Simpson. Marie is survived by her three daughters, Tina Lawson(Mark), Ruth Cain and Monica Seretti. Loving grandmother of Nicole Williamson (Brent), Anne Seretti Kutzer (Erik), Joshua Seretti and Mia Cain White (Tony). Loving great grandmother to Isabells Grace WIlliamson, Dominic Matthew Williamson, Olivia Reese Williamson, Raymond Kerry II Seretti, Hunter and Cheyanne White. Sister of the late Ruth Anne, Matthew, James and Dolores.

Marie's passion was helping everyone she could even when it meant taking from herself. An extremely giving, loving lady, Marie was an avid gardener and pet lover. She loved every living creature large or small with exception of the bearded hunch back freak of nature on Camp Horne Road.

In life Marie was a very private woman and her wishes were not to have a viewing, but to celebrate her life by donating to the ASPCA to celebrate the life of a rescued animal. Arrangements are under the direction of HP Brandt Funeral Home, Inc,, 1032 Perry Hwy., Ross Twp. (412) 364-4444, where condolences maybe offered at


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Marie C. (Ruk) Simpson

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tina lawson

January 13, 2019

there are no words that t i can say to tell you how much i love you, we didnt show it very often thats just how our family was . i miss you so so very much i know that you gave it your all and fought to the end i wish i could have done more, no much more for you than you would let me . i know you are now an angel in haven and you are well again please tell dad how much i still miss him and grandma and pappy and give ray a big hug for mark and i. and i just want you to know that rubbles is ok but she is looking for you and is back to sleeping in your bed. you are me rock you are my mother and i will always love and keep you in my heart

your daughter

Tricia (& Patticakes) Snyder

January 13, 2019

Marie, I’d only known you for these past eight years, but I couldn’t have asked for a better neighbor and friend. I will miss our evenings and weekends in the yard or sitting on the back porch discussing gardening and life. Patticakes will miss you dearly. She never fails to look for you each time she goes outside, always so happy for a visit in her home away from home with you, her special friend and mine. You are in our hearts always. Love, Tricia & Patti

Sarah Willoughby

January 13, 2019

I am lucky to say that I knew Mimi my whole life. I'm gonna miss my random stop bys at the house, she was always so happy to see me as I was her. She always was there for you when you needed her and she always had the right advice to give. She'd seen alot in her life and wasn't shy to say how she felt. I admire that very much and will do my very best to keep that spirit. Mimi always in my heart. I love you and miss you dearly.

Shirley & Jack Grant

January 12, 2019

My sweet dear friend Mitzie!

I was so sadden when I heard you went to the after life.

I will miss our talks and your friendship we shared for 30 years. You were a strong willed lady and I admired you for that. You were always thankful and cared about others.

I will think of you everytime the flowers bloom that you gave me and the little gifts from your home .

I know you are that shining star looking down and telling me you are free of pain and in peace.

Forever in our heart's!

Shirley & Jack

Larry and Mary Lou Kutzer

January 11, 2019

We haven't known Mimi for very long but we were fond of her and enjoyed the time we spent with her when we visited Annie Erik and Raymond especially this last Christmas. She was a joy to know and we will miss seeing her. RIP Mimi.

Anne Seretti

January 10, 2019

Mimi the words I can't even say. I miss you so much and love you more than anything. You are my rock and will always be. No matter how bad it was or I was you where there for me. Our trips to Kaufmanns to look at jewelry that you had to buy for me. Down to Friday's to get our butter steaks. To the thrift store to just look around. I will always have these memories and wish I could make more. I went to call you this morning to tell you to take your meds but I couldn't. As much as you thought it was a bother for me to come over every morning I loved doing it and I am honored that I got to see you every morning and would never give that up for anything in this world or any other. Mimi I love you and will think about you everyday. One last thing I ask of you is to please look over us and tell daddy I love him

Monica seretti

January 10, 2019

We never say I love u enough. I'm so guilty for that. I love u mom. You were my best friend and I'm so glad that we were able to spend all the days and hours together as we did. If given a chance to pick another mom, I would choose you over and over and over. You were a great mother, no the best!  I woke up this morning and I'm lost, I dont know what to do, where life will lead me now.  You were always my guidance, my gaurdian, my rock. You kept my head level when I was in the process of doing something stupid just to prove my ideals. I wanted so much to have another summer working with you in your yard and learning your tricks to grow the most amazing flowers. This is Me being selfish, as I know in my heart you are healthy again. I love you mother and I thank you for life.
                             See you soon

Donna Lancia

January 10, 2019

Dear Family of Mitzi,

We were so sad to hear of her passing and will really miss her. Mitzi always amazed us as she was determined to cut her own grass, blow away the snow, rake the leaves, and do home repairs. In recent years, even though she wasn’t feeling well, she still pushed herself to do the things she had always enjoyed doing around the house. One of the last times I saw her she was covered in soot after cleaning out the fireplace!

Mitzi was always pleasant and caring, concerned about our welfare, and never dwelled on her own difficulties and health issues. She also had a great sense of humor. We always enjoyed visiting with her.

She talked of you often, loved you all very much, and was extremely proud of her family (especially those of you who called her “Mimi”!)

Love and prayers,
Bob and Donna Lancia
(Neighbors across the alley)