Winthrop House Superintendent David Simms Dies at 65

David Simms, superintendent of Winthrop House for 38 years, died at Mount Auburn Hospital after falling ill, the Winthrop House Masters wrote in an email to the House community on Saturday. He was 65.

“David was a beloved member of our community and a good friend to many of us,” wrote House Masters Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. and Stephanie Robinson in the announcement. “His passing will affect Winthrop House—and many throughout the Harvard community—deeply.”

Details about a memorial service will be released near the start of the new term.

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