Obituary of Elliot Simons
Elliot Simons died on Sukkot, a great mitzvah to die on Shabbat and Sukkot. Only the holiest.
He was the grandson of Alex and Anna Simons of Krakow, Poland and the son of Irving (England) and Tillie Simons by way of Krakow, Poland.
Elliot Simons “EL” graduated from Spring Valley High School, NY 1952. Elliot was the husband of Judy (Sigel) Simons, the love of his life for more than 66 years. Their romance began in Florida when they met at University of Miami (Zoology Major) they moved to New York then to Seattle and to Japan, when my father enlisted in the Army. They Then moved back to Seattle to-settled down to raise their family.
He is father to Corinne Ritter, who was born in Japan, and to his former son-in-law Scott Eickstaedt and to Cheryl Wylie and son-in-law David and to me, Elaine Simons and he was Grandpa and Great Grandpa to Jacob & Stacey, Linda & Chris, Jennifer & Tim, Brandon, Bryan, Torell, Kyan, Agent and Finley.
A brother to Larry and brother-in-law to Renee Simons, Carmen and Daniel Shafer (Deceased) and Marilyn Morningstar & Arnold Salkin
Elliot Simons was uncle to 8 nieces and nephews.
He was also a cousin and friend.
He supported the four women in his life, his wife and three daughters, in their careers, hobbies and life choices. He would take us skiing and wait in the ski lodge until we were finished. All the things he loved like boating and camping trips-were part of our life as well as his. He included us in his love of vinyls, the art of Boris Vallejo, The writings of Robert Rimmer, original Star Trek, collecting stamps, watching squirrels and birds, his elaborate theme parties, shooting pool, and arts and craft shows.
Elliot Simons was a proud veteran.
He had a wicked sense of humor and infectious laugh.
His daughters blue eyes, and silver hair & smile are from our dad,
Thanks for your unconditional love.
Thanks for being our mom’s lifetime companion.
Thanks for the mad organizational skills that we inherited from you.
Thanks for being supportive in our life journey even when you did not agree with us. Our heated conversations always turned into laughter.
Our father had amazing resilience. Even when his amusement business Mars Amusement on Western Avenue closed down he found a way to continue being a coin operator and in the 1980s opened up Outer Limits & Bell & Bumper a pinball arcade. He retired from Lamont’s as an Sales Executive. As always, he was ahead of the times.
I recently had this conversation with my dad:
Dad: I want to give up!
Me: Give up what?
Me: Daddy when you don’t enjoy your stamps, watching the birds and squirrels, eating, your wife Judy Simons and three daughters and the dogs, Izzy & Sookie we will have this discussion.
Thanks for being our father!
Thank you for joining us as we celebrate our father.
In lieu of flowers, our father would like you to support the Disabled American Veterans in his honor.
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