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Jerry Levy
August 13, 2020



Memorial for Patricia Ann Simpson

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Memorial Contribution: Maryland School for the Blind
3501 Taylor Avenue
Nottingham, MD 21236
(410) 444-5000

Patricia Ann Tapolow Simpson passed away peacefully with family by her side on June 27, 2020, at age 89. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland on October 6, 1930, as the first daughter of Emanuel (Manny) Tapolow and Evelyn Calman Tapolow. She grew up on Callow Avenue in the Reservoir Hill neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland where she attended school. While attending college, her cousin Alan Taplow came over for dinner every Friday night with the family and they remained very close throughout their lives.

Pat was a young adult when her father passed away, and the loss inspired Pat to value strength, kindness, and family. She moved to Queens, NY with a friend, but then returned to Baltimore and resided in Towson, MD where she spent most of her life. Pat worked as a medical and legal secretary, and after retiring from Sheppard Pratt, she moved to Boynton Beach, Florida to be closer to her sister, Arlene Levin, and then later moved to Sausalito, California to be closer to her daughter, Mindy.

Pat is survived by her two children, Mindy Renee Simpson of Sausalito, California and Martin Noel Simpson of San Diego, grandmother of Amanda Jade Simpson of Sweden, and several cousins and nephews living throughout the East Coast. Pat was predeceased by her sister, Arlene Levin, and beloved cousin Evelyn Steinberg of New York City. Pat will be missed by her family and dear friends.

Pat will be remembered as a loving mother and good friend to many people. Those who knew her best would describe her as loving, kind, outgoing, resilient, and someone with strong character. To accommodate friends and family who are spread far and wide, a memorial service officiated by Rabbi Natan Fenner is scheduled for Thursday, July 2nd at 2pm EST via Zoom. For details on attendance contact her daughter, Mindy at In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in her honor to the Maryland School for the Blind or a charity of your choice.