Julian Simmons Public relations director

April 14, 1991

Services for Julian Simmons, retired director of public relations for the Mercantile Bank and Trust Co., will be held at 11:15 a.m. tomorrow at the Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1316 Park Ave.

Mr. Simmons, who was 71 and lived in St. Michaels, died Wednesday at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center after a blood vessel burst while he was in the Baltimore area visiting a son.

He moved to St. Michaels in 1982, after retiring from the bank where he had worked for more than 20 years. Earlier, he sold heavy equipment for the Alban Tractor Co. and the International Harvester Co.

Born in Cambridge, Mass. and raised in Baltimore, he attended the Gilman School before his graduation from the Kent School where he was a member of the crew that won the Thames Cup the Henley Regatta in England in 1938.

A 1942 graduate of Harvard College, Mr. Simmons served in the Marine Corps, reaching the rank of captain as a flight instructor.

Mr. Simmons was a former trustee of the Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church and the Kennedy Institute and a former president of the Baltimore Civitan Club and the Baltimore Public Relations Council.

He was treasurer for many years of Historic Hampton Inc.

Mr. Simmons was a member of the Maryland Club and was a docent at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum after he moved to St. Michaels.

He was fond of sailing, photography and painting in water colors.

Mr. Simmons is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Levering; two sons, Dr. J. Thayer Simmons of Pinehurst and John S. Simmons of Seaford, Del.; a daughter, Barbara Barnett of Bethesda; a brother, Dr. Bradford Simmons of Inverness, Calif.; a sister, Sarah Alden White of Baltimore; and seven grandchildren.

The family suggested contributions to the Kennedy Institute or the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

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