This Day In History: 1938-03-31
The Reverend William E. Simpson, who was the Pastor of the Ramapo Reformed Church for 16 years before his retirement in July, 1937 died of a heart attack at his son’s home in Oakland. He suffered a severe heart attack in December and remained too weak resist two more on the day he died. He was a graduate of Rutgers and of the Teological Seminary in New Brunswick. He had held posts in Green Bush, N.Y. and Piermont, N.Y. before coming to Mahwah. The services were held in the Mahwah Church on April 4th. His lifelong firmed, Tabor Knox of Warwick, the Parish where Simpson grew up, presided assisted by the Pastors of the Waldwick and Upper Ridgewood Reformed Churches. Twenty pastors of the Classis of Paramus attended as a body out of respect for their former colleague.