Louis A. Simon, 94, of North Irwin died Sunday February 24, 2019 at the Transitions Care Center, North Huntingdon. He was born April 11, 1924, in Daisytown, PA to the late Louis and Esther (Kovacs) Simon. He is survived by four children, sons Gary (Tammy) Simon, of Cranberry Twp., Louis (Karen) Simon, of Seffner, FL, Mark Simon, of Irwin and a daughter Kellie Simon, of North Huntingdon; grandchildren Richard, Megan, Matthew, Lindsay, Jared, Louis and Mark Simon; also survived by six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of more than 60 years Dolores A. “Dolly” (Weber) Simon; his eldest son Wayne and siblings Margaret (Popovich), Albert and Ellen (Dadigan). Lou served in the United States Air Force in France during World War II. Upon returning from military service, he was employed at US Steel Edgar Thompson Works, Braddock, and later at US Steel Research, Monroeville. He was a member of the North Irwin Volunteer Fire Department and the North Irwin Borough Zoning Commission. Lou enjoyed fishing, especially with his sons and grandchildren. He loved taking daily walks, going to the gym and meeting his friends for coffee at Giant Eagle. Music was a big part of Lou’s life. He was an excellent trombonist during his youth, and enjoyed playing the harmonica for the patients and staff at Transitions. Lou loved listening to polkas. The Simon family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Monarch Hospice, Transitions Care Center and especially Lou’s personal care givers, Darlene, Janet and Joyce for their exceptional loving care they gave to Lou the past years. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Ott Funeral Home Inc. 805 Pennsylvania Avenue Irwin. A funeral service will take place 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Gary Simpson presiding. Burial will take place at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon. The family suggest in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven 2295 Lincoln Way White Oak, Pa 15131. To send on line condolences please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com
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