Alvin Simon, 90

July 22, 2010

NOV. 13, 1919-JULY 21, 2010

Mr. Alvin Simon, 90, of Hagerstown, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2010, in Hagerstown.

He was the husband of Judith (Reese) Simon.

Born Nov. 13, 1919, in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late Jacob Nathan and Anna (Stein) Simon.

He was a longtime member of the Beth Sholom Congregation in Frederick; and was a member and 32nd degree mason of the Columbia A.F. & A.M. Lodge No. 58; the Scottish Rite Bodies, and Tall Cedars of Lebanon 132; Jacques DeMolay; as well as FSK American Legion Post 11 of Frederick.

Mr. Simon graduated from Frederick High School, class of 1937; from Strayer Business College; and the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in 1951.


He served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater of Operations, including Guadalcanal, during World War II.

He worked as a pharmacist in the Frederick area for many years, including People's Drug Stores and Medical Arts Pharmacy.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years; two daughters, Nancy Beth Simon Middleton of Walkersville, Md., and Rebecca Gail Simon Klipp and husband, Eugene, of Woodsboro, Md.; one son, David Hanson Simon of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one sister, Rita Simon Gordon and husband, Paul, of Frederick; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by son-in-law, David Middleton; and one brother, Leonard Simon.

Funeral services will be Thursday, July 22, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. Interment will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.

There will be no visitation or viewing.

The family will observe Shiva at the home of his sister, Thursday, July 22, at 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Beth Sholom Congregation, 1011 N. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701; Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 2174 or a charity of one's choice.

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