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Jonathan Thomas Simko Of Bethel, Loved Skateboarding, Snowboarding, Dies At 26

Jonathan Thomas Simko
Jonathan Thomas Simko Photo Credit: Contributed Photo

A 26-year-old from Bethel who loved skateboarding and snowboarding has died.

Jonathan Thomas Simko died unexpectedly on Friday, June 7 in Nashua, New Hampshire.

He was born June 5, 1993, in Danbury son of John Simko and Josephine (Baxter) Simko. He worked as a line chef in Nashua, New Hampshire and was a communicant of St. Mary Roman Catholic Church in Bethel.

In his younger years, Simko was a member of Cub Scouts, played Pop Warner football and lacrosse. As an adult, he enjoyed golfing, fishing and loved skateboarding and snowboarding.

In addition to his parents John and Josephine, he is survived by his brother Justin Simko of Bethel, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents: Thomas and JoAnn Baxter and Edward and Marilyn Simko.

A funeral mass was held Friday morning, June 14 in Bethel.

A scholarship fund will be set up in Jonathan's name to assist families with airfare, sober living, and counseling services. Donations can be made directly at Newtown Parent Connection .

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