Douglas Loeb Simon, age 58, died in his home on July 25, 2012 in the arms of his wife Debbie and daughter Kenndall.
Those of you who have come here to pay respects already have memories of your relationship and experiences with him. We hope he touched your life in a way that leaves you with a laugh, a warm feeling or a meaningful experience. His hobbies, accomplishments and occupation were just a part of what made Doug who he was, but it was his private life as a father and husband that, in our opinion, made him stand the tallest.
Doug took on the role of husband and father with eagerness and pride. He worked long hours with rarely a complaint in order to give us everything we needed or wanted, and when not working, he gladly emptied his “honey-do pot.” He never made us feel as though he would rather be doing anything else. He never stopped growing and learning in order to continue to better himself, and made us feel so special and cared for with his generous compliments, kind words, wise advice, and gentle understanding. His strong shoulder was always there for us to lean on. His humor was sly and he possessed the creative ability to offer the perfect analogy for any given situation…a gift we always truly loved. He was our very best friend and we were his. He brought a smile home each night for family dinner followed by something fun: a movie, game, arts and crafts, bike riding, roller blading, star gazing, fishing, shopping, frisbee in the park…you name it, he was more than happy to do it with us, as long as we were all together. He was the kind of husband and father every woman and child would be lucky to have. He had a trusting, sincere, kind, honest nature with an astonishing ability to deal with hardships. He set goals and stayed his course with admirable strength and tenacity. We will always love him, miss him, admire and respect him. We were so lucky to have found him and earned his love. Life will never be the same without him and no one will ever take his place. He will be missed more than either of us can express.
-Debbie and Kenndall Simon
Doug’s ashes will be scattered. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions in his honor to the American Cancer Society.