Larry K. Simmons, health official, dies


Services for Larry K. Simmons, an assistant inspector general with the Department of Health and Human Services, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Baltimore First Church of the Nazarene, 8801 Rogers Ave., Ellicott City.

Mr. Simmons, who was 50, died Tuesday at his home on Font Hill Drive in Ellicott City.

He had been with the department for 22 years, most recently overseeing audits for the Health Care Financing Administration. His many awards included a 1987 Presidential Executive Award.

Earlier, he worked for the Department of Defense. He served in the U.S. Army during the early 1960s.

Born in Havre de Grace, he was a graduate of the Havre de Grace High School and the University of Maryland.

For a time, he had been active in the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, serving as a youth counselor and Sunday school teacher.

He is survived by his wife, the former Anna Mae Denbow; a daughter, Teressa E. Simmons of Baltimore; a son, David S. Simmons of Ellicott City; two brothers, Dewey C. Simmons of Aberdeen and Ronald L. Simmons of Bel Air; and five sisters, Doris Pennington and Audrey Hawks, both of Churchville, Avis Blakley and Joyce Amoss, both of the Quakertown, Pa., area, and Charlotte Harris of Aberdeen.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

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