Sheldon Simon

Obituary of Sheldon Simon

Sheldon J. Simon

Age 73, of Morris, IL and formerly Marlborough, CT, passed away Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Aperion Care Nursing Home in Burbank, IL. Born January 29, 1943 to the late Pearl (Joseph) and Nat Simon in Pittsburgh, PA.

Beloved husband of 38 years to Elissa (nee Witkowski) Simon; father of Ryan Simon (Tina Schools), Brett Simon (Kristin Williford), Hannah (Ryan) Brown, Shon Simon and Randall Simon; grandfather of Kelsey, Isabella, Jeremy, Jackson, Sylvia, Henry, Caitlyn, Emme, Nathaniel, Alexander, Josephine, Sabryna, Shon Jr. and Gianna; brother of Saundra (late Jordan) Siegel; uncle of Steven, Laurie, David Siegel and many more on the Witkowski side; brother-in-law of Ruth Wyant, Mark, John and Ted Witkowski.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law, Ann and Theodore Witkowski and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, C.J. Witkowski and Ann Deja.

Sheldon retired as Vice-President of Engineering from Habasit ABT Inc. of Middletown, Connecticut, and Engineering Manager in Ottawa, IL at MBL America. He was a lifelong Master Mason and member of Lodge 826, AF & AM of Mazon, IL, past Associate Bethel Guardian of 48, Joliet, IL, member of the Mechanical Engineering Society as well as a former Boy Scout Leader.

Funeral services for Sheldon J. Simon will be held Thursday October 6, 2016, 11:00 a.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Rd. (at Essington Rd.) Joliet. Interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Sheldon's name to the Alzheimer's Association or the Parkinson's Foundation would be appreciated. Visitation Wednesday from 4 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home. For information, please call (815) 741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at