SIMON, Scott G.

SIMON, Scott G.

Scott Gordon SIMON, (age 68) was born in Berea, Ohio on October 13, 1953 to his mother, Mary Lou Simon (Loughead), and his father, Gordon Henry Simon. Scott was their second child, born shortly after the passing of his older brother Keith. Scott would grow up as the eldest of their remaining children, Mark and Lee Jay Simon.

Scott grew up in Euclid, Ohio where he played a variety of sports, both in the parks of the area and during his time at Euclid High School, including football, basketball, and baseball. Scott graduated from high school in 1972 and attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. A member of Pi Kappa Alpha, Scott majored in Business and Education.

Following his graduation from Miami University in 1978, Scott returned to the Cleveland area. He began a career in supervisorial management. Eventually, he came to work for Riser Foods and Giant Eagle at their distribution warehouse in Bedford, Ohio. During his 20 year career as a supervisor at that warehouse, Scott worked closely with members of Teamsters Local 507, who he always proudly viewed as valued partners.

However, the true pride of Scott’s life was his family. Scott met Janet Anne Moennich in 1984 while they both worked for Boston Distributors in Bedford Heights, Ohio. They married on November 21st, 1987. Together they built their home in Parma Heights, Ohio and raised two sons, Jack Edward Simon and Thomas Scott Simon. He spent many a day and evening reading to his boys or being at their games or wrestling matches. Scott also remained a devoted son and beloved brother while becoming a caring brother-in-law, cousin, uncle to over 15 nieces and nephews, and father-in-law to Emily Simon (Zeller).

Always a kind and quiet soul, Scott enjoyed music and sitting with nature from his back porch. The major exception being to feed his continued love of sports by watching the Ohio State University Buckeyes’s football team, the Cleveland Guardians (Indians), the Cleveland Browns, the Cleveland Cavaliers, college basketball’s March Madness, or a golf or tennis Major Tournament.

Having suffered from a variety of health ailments over the past few years, Scott is now at peace and may rest. His family will be holding a…

Funeral Mass for him at St. John Bosco Church (6480 Pearl Rd, Parma Heights, OH 44130) on Saturday, October 29th, 2022 at 10:00 AM. His family will be present to welcome mourners one half hour before the service at 9:30 in church. His remains will then process from the service to be buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (14609 Brookpark Rd, Brook Park, OH 44142). Immediately following the burial, Scott’s family will host a Celebration of Scott’s amazing life at The Brew Garden, 18590 Bagley Rd. Middleburg Hts. 44130.

In lieu of flowers or other donations, Scott’s family has established a GoFundMe (https://gofund.me/8af6e008) to help provide some relief from Scott’s end of life medical and other expenses. 

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  1. Mary Kurdila on October 11th, 2022 12:40 pm

    Janet and boys, we are so sorry to hear about Scott’s passing. Our prayers are with you. God Bless.

    Mark and Mary Kurdila

  2. Denise Gunnoe on October 11th, 2022 2:29 pm

    Dear Janet, Jack, Tommy and family, It saddens me deeply to hear of Scott’s passing! I have often thought of Scott, Janet, Jack and Tommy. I have wonderful memories full of love, laughter and so, so many good times of all of you that I will continue to cherish!
    My deepest condolences to you Janet, Jack, Tommy, family and all that love Scott!
    I’m so sorry!
    Love always, Denise

  3. Jim Slifka on October 13th, 2022 9:38 am

    Sure to be missed as he was a real stand up person. Was my boss directly or indirectly during my career at Riser / Giant Eagle. Just one of very few people in supervision who cared and treated you as he would want to be treated himself.

  4. Ken Nanes on October 13th, 2022 10:39 am

    I was a Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity brother of Scott’s. More importantly, “Simes”, as we knew him, was a trusted friend. Scott was athletic and very knowledgeable about music. Scott was a person who drew people to him. He talked enthusiastically and often about growing up in Euclid, OH. I remember fondly hitching up to Euclid from Miami U to stay at the Chinnici home for a weekend. Did we really do that?!?
    I was able to reconnect with Scott a few years ago and we shared some meaningful phone calls. He never complained of ill health and I was blessed by hearing his voice and reminiscing about times gone past and hearing of his life after Miami University.
    Scott’s departure from earth’s bounds has left a hole for us and I pray for comfort, strength, and the sharing of wonderful memories for those close to him. Peace to all, Ken.

  5. Jo Carl on October 17th, 2022 4:47 pm

    Janet and family.
    I’m so sad and sorry to hear of Scotts passing. He was such a great guy, ready smile..
    My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
    Love and prayers
    Jo

  6. Pete thoryk on October 19th, 2022 3:56 pm

    Scott was a great guy to work for. He was always someone you could easily talk to and he really cared about the people who worked for him. A lot of us veterans will always remember the way he gave us recognition before Memorial Day and we will all remember him with a Santa hat reading us the night before Christmas.my deepest sympathy Janet, jack and Tom. He will be deeply missed.pete

  7. Pete Thoryk on October 20th, 2022 10:42 am

    Scott was my supervisor most of my time at Giant Eagle. He truly was great to work for and had a great sense of humor. I will never forget how he all the military vets stand up and be recognized before Memorial Day and him wearing a Santa hat and reading The night before Christmas to all of us before we were off for Christmas Day. Janet, Jack and Tommy I am deeply sorry for your loss. Scott will be greatly missed by many.

  8. Keith Kocinski on October 26th, 2022 6:06 pm

    Mr. Simon was a great guy! I always enjoyed our conversations about life and sports when spending time at the house hanging out with Jack. My sincere condolences to Jack, Tommy and Mrs. Simon. My thoughts are with you all!

  9. Edward j Depew on October 29th, 2022 10:47 am

    So sorry for your loss of your dad, jack and tom. Your dad was a good guy, not to many to be found. Always talking about his boy’s and their accomplishments!! He worked with me on nights for a while and always was smiling. Take care of yourself and your family.

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