Alexander Frederick Simon

Simon Alexander

Full Name
Alexander Frederick Simon

Date of Birth
Tuesday, September 8th, 1931

Date of Death
Thursday, August 15th, 2019


Alexander Frederick Simon, age 87 of Erie, died peacefully at the Erie Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home on Thursday, August 15, 2019.

He was born in Erie, PA on September 8, 1931, a son of the late Fred Simon and Sophie Simon.

He was a graduate of East High School and Grove City College, receiving a BS in Music.  After receiving his degree, he served in the United States Army from 1953-1955.  Al then went on to a long career as a music teacher and band director for the Erie School District until he retired.  He also taught piano to many students over the years.  He was devout Russian Orthodox and member of the Russian Old Rite Orthodox Church of The Holy Trinity (Saunder).  He enjoyed his grandchildren as well as playing the piano, following the Detroit Lions and Tigers and Michigan Wolverines football, traveling, attending horse races, gardening, and loved to have political conversations with anyone who would listen.

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years Judy; and his sister Elaine (Simon) Barbour.

Al is survived by his sister Patricia (Simon) Zelkowitz, two sons, Michael C Simon (Wendy) of Erie, David A Simon (Ann) of Sarver, Pa; and five grandchildren: Andrew, Amanda, Nicholas, Julia, and Abigail.  He is also survived by several nieces. 

Friends are invited to call at Burton Wintergreen Funeral Home, 2532 Norcross Rd., Erie, Pa. 16510 on Sunday, August 18, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and are invited to attend a service there on Monday at Noon.  Burial will be in Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1600 Peninsula Dr. Suite 15, Erie, PA 16505.

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Calling Hours

Sunday, August 18th, 2019 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Service Information

Monday, August 19th, 2019, 12:00 PM


Monday, August 19th, 2019

Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery - 2601 Norcross Road Erie, PA 16510

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