Obituary of Richard D. Simon
Richard (Rich) D. Simon, 76, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
Rich was born on July 5, 1945, the son of Margaret (Peg) Minerly.
He was raised and educated in Stamford, New York, graduating from the Stamford School System.
It is said the greatest epitaph a man can have is for others to say, "He was a good man".
Rich was a good man.
Rich was very proud of his 22 1/2-year career as a Radioman First Class Fleet Communicator in the US Navy. The Navy gave him a very good life and a chance to travel the world. He was a proud Navy Veteran through and through!
Following his retirement from the Navy, Richard worked in Oneonta at the Otsego County Chemical Dependency Clinic as an Administrator.
Rich was also a past president of the Oneonta Eagles Club.
One of the highlights of his later years was participating in the Honor Flight Network in September 2016. As a member he was flown to Washington D.C. where he was able to tour the monuments and enjoy the company of other Veterans. Participation in an Honor Flight trip gives veterans the opportunity to share this momentous occasion with other comrades, to remember friends and comrades lost, and share their stories and experiences with other veterans. Rich (affectionately called “Shipwreck” by his fellow Navy buddies) was very moved by the experience. He was touched by the gratitude, honor and respect shown to all the veterans especially in D.C.
Richard is survived by his deeply beloved wife of 29 years, Susan S. Simon of Clinton, his treasured children Demetra (Toula) Simon and Angela (Evodokia) Simon both of Athens, Greece and his son Dr. Nicholas Simon of London, England.
In addition, Rich is survived by his five cherished grandchildren, Marios, Vera, George, Richie and Andreas.
Richard will be buried with full military honors at The Stamford Cemetery in Stamford, NY on Friday July 8th. Arrangements by Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to HonorFlight.org or a charity of your own choosing.
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