Joseph Tyler James Simon

Joseph Tyler James Simon, age 17, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at his home in Romeoville, surrounded by love.  Joseph was born in Joliet, IL, the only son of Joseph Simon and Sarah Heintz.  He was a junior at Romeoville High School and enjoyed playing football with Romeoville Youth Football.  For a teenager, Joseph had a true appreciation for music that he shared with his mom.  He loved legends such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughn.  He was an avid guitar player and a diehard Green Bay Packers fan. Despite what life had in store for him, Joseph always welcomed everyone with a smile and had a positive outlook. 

Joseph is survived by his mother, Sarah Heintz; sister Kayla Simon; maternal grandmother, Patricia (the late Bill) Roderick; paternal grandfather, Joe Simon; grandmother, Sharon Heintz; aunts and uncles, Debi Lonask, Kristyn (Mike) Richter, Melissa (Dominick) Dehoyos, Micki (Tom) Frick, Pam Simon, Pat Simon, and Keith Lonask; and his beloved canine companion, “Lola”.  Numerous cousins also survived.  

He is preceded by his father, Joseph Simon; maternal grandfather, James Heintz; and paternal grandmother, Georgina Walker.

A Celebration of Life for Joseph Tyler James Simon will be held at a later date.  Arrangements have been held under the care and guidance of the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Rd. (at Essington Rd.), Joliet, IL. Cremation rites have been accorded.  Memorials in his name to Cancer Kiss my Cooley, P.O. Box 746, Huntley, IL 60142, would be appreciated.  For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at