Richard D. Simmons, 95, of Salem formerly of Lynnfield died at his residence on August 2, 2017.
Richard was raised in Winchendon and was a graduate of Murdock High School of Winchendon. Following High School he enlisted in the US Army and served as 1st lieutenant from 1943-1946. He was a longtime Lynnfield resident and owner of Simmons Real Estate and Simmons Associates Appraisal Firm of Lynnfield. He was a charter member of the Lynnfield Rotary Club and past president of the Massachusetts Board of Real Estate Appraisers. He was also the past president of the Eastern Middlesex Board of Realtors. He held the designation of CRE "Counselor of Real Estate" from the American Counselors of Real Estate and the MRA, a commercial designation conferred by the Massachusetts Board of Real Estate Appraisers. Dick was also the founder of the Boston Chapter of Lambda Alpha International Land Economics Society and the chapter is still going strong after 25 years with many of the members Dick personally recruited still active.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Richard's name to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B 102, Danvers, MA 01923.