Herman P. Simon

by | Oct 31, 2014 | Obituaries

NEWPORT NEWS—Herman P. Simon, 93, passed away on Thursday, October 16,2014.

He was born in Brooklyn, N. Y. and was a resident of Newport News since 1949.

He was a graduate of New York University with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1946 and received an MBA from George Washington University. He was a World War II veteran serving in the army as a 1st Lieutenant in both Europe and the Pacific. His professional career was spent at Fort Eustis as a civilian engineer, first at Land Transportation and then as chief of Aviation Labs until his retirement in 1981. He was also the treasurer and a board member of the Fort Eustis Federal Credit Union (now 1st Advantage FCU) for almost 30 years.

He was married to the late Ethel Simon for 55 years. He is survived by their children Lois (Michael Steindam) of Brooklyn, N.Y., Robert (Claudia) of Richmond, and Dr. William (Rosanne) of Virginia Beach; grandchildren Gina (Adam Edwards), Joseph, Douglas, Rachael, Marissa, Natalie and Jordan; and great-grandchildren Conor and Emily.

Services were held at Rodef Sholom Temple, followed by internment at Rosenbaum Memorial Park, Hampton. The family requests donations to the charity of your choice.