James E. Simpson Jr.
Simpson, James Edward, Jr., VMD. (March 27, 2018 b. 1948) Beloved husband of Katherine E. Wilde, Lafayette Hill, PA, step-father of Brian M. Donaghy (Christina) and Grandpa Jim to Olive Donaghy, Buffalo, NY. He was predeceased by his parents James Edward, Sr. (b. 1925) and Edith Williams Simpson (b. 1927) of Powhatan, VA. Jim was a proud alumnus of Huguenot Academy (Powhatan, VA), The College of William & Mary (BS Biology), The University of Michigan (MS Zoology) and The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (VMD). Dr. Simpson was the owner of Main Street Animal Clinic in Manayunk since its inception in 1984. He began his career as an Associate Veterinarian at Dr. Rude’s Animal Hospital in 1978 and was active in the American and Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Associations and served as President of the Keystone Veterinary Medical Association, 1980-1985. Additionally, Dr. Simpson was the VP, Edifice Rx, his wife’s company, since 2000. Jim was a devoted Phillies and Eagles fan for many years and loved to feed and watch the birds year-round in his garden.
Jim was an active member and on the Vestry at The Church at St Martin-in-the-Fields (Chestnut Hill). Friends and relatives are invited to celebrate Jim’s life at a memorial service on Saturday, April 14, 2018, 11:00 AM at the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 8000 St. Martin’s Lane, Philadelphia 19118. Interment to immediately follow in the Church columbarium. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jim’s name may be made to The Schuylkill Center, 8480 Hagys Mill Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19128. Jim will be missed by all creatures great and small.