George A. Simon went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on March 28, 2014. He was pre-deceased by his loving wife, Mary Ann, after 51 years of marriage.
Survived by his son Michael (Diane) Simon, daughter Sherri (Matthew) Jensen, sister Helen Simon, grandchildren Matthew and Daniel Simon, niece, Catherine, nephews, David, Charles, Larry, Paul, Steve, John, Mark and Joe. Additional survivors include numerous great nieces and nephews.
Mr. Simon was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 11, 1927. A resident of the Palm Beach area since 1929, he was a graduate of St. Ann High School class of 1944 and attended the University of Florida. Mr. Simon served two years in the U.S. Maritime Service, and joined the U.S. Army in 1951 where he served as Commander of the 3220th U.S. Army Garrison in West Palm Beach. He retired as a Colonel in the U. S. Army Reserve after a combined total of 26 years of active and reserve service. Mr. Simon was a Life Member of the Military Officers Association of America, a Life Member of the Reserve Officers Association and a Life Member of The American Rifle Association.
Mr. Simon owned and operated Florida Aluminum Casting Foundry, Inc. for many years until his retirement in 1988.
As a founding member of St. Clare Church in North Palm Beach, he was active in the parish, serving as an Extraordinary Minister of Communion, Director of the R.C.I.A. program and co-leader of the Parish Scripture study program. He was a Past Grand Knight and a two time Knight of the Year of the Knights of Columbus, Santa Maria Council #4999 of Palm Beach Gardens. He was also a member of the Father Andrew Doherty Assembly 4th Degree Knights of Columbus.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m., at Aycock-Riverside Funeral Home, 1112 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL 33458.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Clare Catholic Church, 821 Prosperity Farms Road, North Palm Beach, FL 33408. Interment, with Military Honors, will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach, FL, immediately following the Mass.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Passionist Monastery of Our Lady of Florida, 1300 US Highway 1, North Palm Beach, FL 33408. Please visit www.quattlebaumfh.com
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