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    Euclid , OH 44117

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“Dr. Corpus and staff extend their deepest sympathy to the family. May Paul be surrounded by God's eternal love. We will miss him very much. ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Csilla Korossy - Cleveland, OH

“Sorry to hear about Paul. We were friends & classmates @ ST.ED'S. He was on the ED'S track team & won a letter for the high jump. The last time I saw...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Ken Moss - Brook Park, OH

“Sincere condolences are sent to the family of the Paul Simon. I pray that God sustains you during your time of bereavement. Merle Stewart Retired...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Nancy, Julie and Simon family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Paul was one of a kind and I will always remember the joy that he brought to the...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“I met Paul in Bob Moyer's watercolor class at the Rocky River senior center. He was a good artist and had a great sense of humor. We all missed him...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Florence connole - fairview park, OH

“So sorry for your loss.the Pope family send their condolences ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Pauline Pope - Cleveland, OH

“Dear Julie and the whole Simon Family,I have such fond memories of Paul; not only as a cousin-in-law, but from his days at Cleveland Municipal Court....Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Ute Vilfroy - Broadview Heights, OH

“Paul was one of those guys, if he was in a room full of strangers, by the end of the night, he would have spoken to everyone. Very enjoyable person...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Corrine Savage - Cleveland, OH

“Paul, myself,and Jude Lacava, had a really great time forming a comedy skit group called "Dirt Cheap" on WSPD 1370 in Toledo, as part of the Lucky...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Tom Vacca - Medina, OH - Friend

“I am so sorry for your loss.I was a Bailiff and TIP Officer with Paul at the Justice Center for years. He was well loved and always making jokes.He...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Jackie Graves - Cleveland, OH

“Julie, you and your family are most definitely in my prayers. This is a horrible journey for both the person involved as well as the family. I sent...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: David Dibble - Madison, OH

“I was in Paul's art class at Beck Center. He was a talented artist and a man with a great sense of humor. We all missed him when he had to leave us...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Walter Campbell - Rocky River

“With deepest condolences to the Simon Family. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: David Schilling - Strongsville, OH

“Deepest condolences to the family. I will always remember him singing his rendition of Pencil thin Mustache around the department. RIP Mr Simon. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Michael Kozel - Cleveland, OH

PAUL WILLIAM SIMON, age 77. Passed away after a long, hard-fought battle with dementia. Beloved husband of Nancy (nee Marek) for 54 years. Loving father of Julie Hetzel (Robert), William (Elaine), and Paul Mark (Eileen). Devoted grandfather of Ethan Hetzel, and Clayton, Leah, Audrey, Katherine, Paige, Elliot and Wesley Simon. Cherished brother of Mary Mondock (James-deceased), and Celia Lakotish (Michael-deceased). Dear brother-in-law of Carolyn and Norman Loboda, and Raymond and Carolyn Marek. Son of Cecelia and William Simon (both deceased). Loving uncle, cousin and friend of many.

A proud 1958 graduate of St. Edward High School, he attended the University of Dayton Art Institute; retired as a deputy bailiff for the Cleveland Municipal Court.

Paul had a deep love for entertaining people, either through acting in community theater productions, which he was involved with for many years, telling stories and jokes, or acting out books to his grandchildren using different voices for each character. Paul also greatly enjoyed drawing and taking art classes, especially watercolor painting. He had a passion for history, and visiting Colonial Williamsburg many times over the years, was one of his favorite activities.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 300 E. 185 St., Cleveland 44119; St. Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Rd., Lakewood, 44107; St. Rocco Church, 3205 Fulton Rd., Cleveland, 44109; Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine and the Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity, 21281 Chardon Rd., Euclid, 44117.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 12, 2018 at St. Rocco Church, Cleveland. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends THURSDAY 2 – 4 AND 5 – 8 P.M. at the A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WEST OF I-71).