Gloria L. Simon

by | May 4, 2023 | Obituaries

VIRGINIA BEACH —Gloria L. Simon passed away peacefully in an assisted living facility surrounded by her family on Saturday, April 22, 2023, after a sudden decline in health.

Gloria was born November 19, 1929 in Norfolk, Va. to the late Harry P. Flax and Dorothy Shapiro Flax and spent most of her life in Hampton Roads.

Gloria is predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Leo S. Simon of Virginia Beach who passed away in 2020; She is survived by her sons, Stephen C. Simon and wife, Carol of Bettendorf, Iowa; son, Paul S. Simon and wife, Lisa of Markham, Va.; grandchildren Stephen Michael Simon of Bettendorf, Iowa, Ashley Cerritelli and husband Steven of Denver, Col., Jennifer Simon of Bettendorf, Iowa, Justin Simon of Fairfax, Va., Emily Simon of Washington, D.C. and one great-grandchild, Samantha Simon.

Gloria graduated from Northampton High School in 1947 and then obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Richmond Professional Institute of the College of William and Mary in 1951. Her career included advertising, education, volunteerism, and homemaker.

A graveside service was held at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk officiated by Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg of Ohef Sholom Temple.

Funeral arrangements provided by HD Oliver Funeral Apts. The family requests donations to an animal rescue organization of your choice in Gloria Simon’s name. Online condolences may be made to the family at