Francis Joseph Simal

January 7, 1930 - April 11, 2021
Francis Joseph Simal

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Francis Joseph Simal of Williamsburg, VA, died on April 11, 2021 at the age of 91.

He was born the eldest of three children in Chicago, Illinois on January 7, 1930.  He went on to receive his PhD in Psychology from Loyola University, Chicago.  He worked in the Psychology Department for the Chicago City Wide Colleges and as a Counselor at various State and County Education Facilities throughout Illinois.  He started a private practice in Niles, Illinois where he treated patients as a Clinical Psychologist.  In 1968 he married Inger Bergholm and lived in the Chicago area until 1996 when they retired to Williamsburg, VA.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Melissa Simal, his son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Diane Simal.  He also leaves behind eight grandchildren: Jordan, Amanda, Michael, Thomas, Andrew, Kathryn, Anna and Alexander.  Francis leaves his sister Lillian, brother Edward, and several devoted friends behind.  He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph, and his mother, Mary.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188, on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Eternal Word Television Network at


Saturday, April 17, 2021
2:00 PM

Saint Bede Catholic Church - Directions
3686 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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  • April 16, 2021
    Bruce and Alma Davies says:
    Frank has been a good friend and great neighbor for the past (20) years. We always enjoyed talking to Frank and his late wife , Inger. He told us many times how much he missed Inger after her death. He is now at peace and with his beloved Inger. Bruce and Alma Davies

  • April 17, 2021
    Ron & Carol Carkner says:
    We did not know Dr. Simal well personally even though we live at 2036 Hornes Lake. However, I used to see him walking around the back yard during the autumn raking a few leaves and would exchange greetings. May he Rest In Peace and condolences to the family. Ron & Carol Carkner '2036 Hornes Lake Rd.

  • June 14, 2021
    Joanna Curtis says:
    I had the privilege of working with Dr Simal in Illinois. He will be remembered for his kindness compassion and quick wit May he rest in peace