We are deeply saddened by the news that Frederick L. Simmons passed away on August 6, 2018, at the age of 89. As the President of The Harold Edelstein Foundation, Mr. Simmons has been a supporter of Homes 4 Families since day one, over ten years ago.
Mr. Simmons was many things, including a U.S. Navy veteran who fought in the Korean War. He was also an attorney for over 60 years, an accomplished author and playwright, a constant learner, and a beloved father, grandfather and loving companion.
Through his work with The Harold Edelstein Foundation and the many other organizations with which he was involved, he made a difference in the lives of thousands of people throughout Los Angeles. He was particularly passionate about helping those who needed it most, including those who were homeless, living in poverty, at-risk youth, and the elderly.
Fred was a great friend to our families and our veterans and will be dearly missed.