Leo S. Simon

by | Jun 8, 2020 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach—Leo S. Simon passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, May 14, 2020 after a short illness.

Leo was born November 17, 1927 in Norfolk, Va. to the late Sol Simon and Dora Chadwick Simon and spent most of his life in Hampton Roads.

Leo is survived by his wife of 67 years, Gloria Flax Simon of Virginia Beach; sons, Stephen C. Simon and wife, Carol of Bettendorf, Iowa; son, Paul S. Simon and wife, Lisa of Markham, Va.; grandchildren Stephen Michael of Bettendorf, Iows, Ashley Cerritelli and husband Steven of Denver, Col. Jennifer Simon of Bettendorf, Iowa, Justin Simon of Fairfax, Va., and Emily Simon of McLean, Va. and one great grandchild, Samantha Clemens.

Leo graduated from Newport News High School in 1944 and went on to spend two years in the Navy during WWII. He spent 70 years of his career in private industry for Fines Mens Shops and lastly, in the civil service working for the Navy Exchange (Nexcom) in Virginia Beach.

A private service was held at Forest Lawn Cemetery officiated by Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg of Ohef Sholom Temple. HD Oliver Funeral Apts. Donations to the charity of your choice in Leo Simon’s name. Online condolences may be made at www.hdoliver.com.