The Life of Theodore C. Sima
Theodore 'Ted' Charles Sima 66 passed away on April 26, 2012. He was born on Nov. 20, 1945 to the late Theodore Sima Jr. and Mary (Marginean) Sima. He was a graduate of Kent State University and a 1963 graduate of Jackson High School. He married Jane Kathryn Emery on July 18, 1970 and she survives. Ted was a Social Studies teacher for RG Drage and Tuscarawas Valley Schools for 26 years. While at Tusky Valley, he served as the Assistant Athletic Director and Jr. Varsity Baseball Coach. Ted was an avid boater and fisherman, a diehard Massillon Football fan, a professional drummer and enjoyed his jazz music. Ted had a keen sense of humor. No matter what life threw at him, he kept us laughing, and taught us all about toughness, tenderness and grace. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Amy (Daryl) Dirham and Ted P. Sima; two sisters, Ann Marie Hank and Dian Upshaw; and one brother Wesley (Renee) Sima. He was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Carl Upshaw and Emil Hank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Massillon, on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 10 a.m. The family will receive friends at the Paquelet & Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home on Thursday, May 3, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. Burial will be at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.