Thomas Earl Simera Sr. (Checky)


Thomas Earl Simera Sr. (Checky), 76, a lifetime resident of the Harbor, died at Grays Harbor Community Hospital, Aberdeen, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. He was born in Aberdeen, Feb. 23, 1944, the son of John and Dorothy (Pierson) Simera. He attended Aberdeen schools and had served in the U.S. Army.

He then worked for many years in log road construction as a truck driver. He had worked for various companies to include Friend and Rikalo, Hawk Superior Rock of Raymond, Entus Construction and he retired from Schermer Construction in 2018 due to ill health.

Tom was a member of the Aberdeen Eagles and the 40 et 8. He also enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing and working on his Corvettes. He was especially fond of the crew at the 40 et 8.

He is survived by a son, Thomas Earl Simera Jr., who passed away Sept. 9, 2020.

Tom is also survived by his wife Judith Ann “Judy” Simera, Ocosta; two other sons, Michael Powers and Gerald Powers, both of Saint Petersburg, Florida; a stepson, Chad Murphy, Aberdeen; two daughters, Carmen (Todd) Hart, Tampa, Florida and Jody Ronning, Hoquiam; two stepdaughters, Tara (Ed) Weber of Ferndale, Washington, and Shawna (Roy) Myers, Aberdeen; a brother: John R. Simera, Hoquiam; and also 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later time when all can gather.

The family suggests memorials may be made to your favorite charity.

A card of condolence with a message or a memory may be sent to the family at

Arrangements are entrusted to Twibell’s Fern Hill Funeral Home, Aberdeen.

“Truck 26, clear.”

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