David A. Simon

  Age 60, of East Lansing, Michigan, passed away on September 13, 2013. He was born in Alma, MI on October 26, 1952. Loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend is survived by his wife of 30 years Betty Simon; 3 children, Stephen, Marc, and Nora Simon; brother, Roger (Randi) Simon; sister, Sharon (Joe Wenzl) Simon-Wenzl; nieces and nephews, Lindsay (Michael Goldberg) Simon-Goldberg, Jordan Simon, Megan and Michael Wenzl, Alex and Laura Freitag, Hannah and Sarah Smookler; uncle, Don (Anita) Baron; aunts, Marge Simon and Roz Blumenau; brother-in-law, Alan (Karrie) Smookler. He was preceded in death by his parents Joe and Paula Simon; father-in-law, Bernard Smookler; mother-in-law, Judith Smookler.

David graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. and received his M.B.A. from Eastern Michigan University. He was an avid MSU fan and a season ticket holder. David was the former president of Alma Iron & Metal Co. and most recently was employed at Padnos, Lansing Division. He was a member of Congregation Shaarey Zedek.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, September 15, 2013, at Estes-Leadley Funeral Home Greater Lansing Chapel with Rabbi Amy Bigman officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society.

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Yaron and Claudia Lang, Rose Traines
September 14, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Dearest Betty and Children,
We are saddened for the loss of your wonderful husband, David, and loving father to Nora, Stephen and Marc. Our memories are only good ones…of his intelligence, his kindness, his gentle nature and bright smile. Having known him since childhood, he was a steady, dependable, and honest person. We will all miss him terribly. We know he fought bravely. May his memory be for a blessing to all of you.

Darcy Howe Hodges
September 16, 2013 at 11:16 am

Dear Betty and Family I am so sad to hear about Daves passing. My heart aches for you all. He was by far the most kind gentle soul of anyone I’ve known. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Thoughts and prayers to the family Love Darcy

Bill Traines
September 20, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Hi Betty,

So very sorry to hear of David’s passing.

We are family friends from Mt. Pleasant and close with the Simon family for many years. I grew up with David, Roger and Sharon and then our daughters Jen and Liz attended summer camp at Maple Hurst with your boys. As kids we golfed together at Alma CC, swam in their back yard pool, played hide and seek in the neighborhood and attended Bat Mitzvah parties together. These are just a few of my fond memories of a great guy who’s life was way too difficult and way too short!

My sincere sympathy is will all of you at this time.


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