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ALAN MICHAEL SIMON

Alan Michael Simon, 75, of Savannah, Georgia and husband of Lynn Simon, died Wednesday morning, November 17, 2021, at Buckingham South.

Born in the Bronx, New York, he spent the majority of his life in the South.  He and his wife raised their family in Atlanta, Georgia and then retired to Savannah, Georgia.  He was a veteran having served as a Lieutenant  in the United States Navy. Alan earned his Bachelor’s degrees from Cornell University and from New Jersey Institute of Technology.  Alan was a retired civil engineer, former docent at the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum, and an active member in the Jewish community.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Lynn; his children Dr. Daniel Simon, his wife Dr. Rozalyn Simon and Sabrina Simon; his granddaughters, Adeline and Isabel Simon.

Graveside service will be held at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon, November 18, 2021, Bonaventure Cemetery, officiated by Rabbi Steven B. Henkin of Congregation Agudath Achim.

Family will be sitting Shiva at the home of Lynn Simon.

In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America – 1811 R Street NW, Washington, D. C. 20009. https://www.jwv.org/give/donate/

A special thank you to Buckingham South and Pruitt Hospice.

You are invited to view the funeral service by clicking here. 

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  1. Sabrina says:

    Topic: Alan Simon Funeral
    Time: Nov 18, 2021 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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  2. Felice Robertson says:

    My very deepest sympathy to Alan’s family. I knew him from the Mighty Eighth. He did our mission experience with his dear friend Charles. Alan will be missed.

  3. Tobi and David Isaacs says:

    Baruch Dayen Haemes. We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

  4. Andee & Mark says:

    We are so very sorry for all of you. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May his love for you always warm your hearts.

  5. Suzanne & Howard Goldstein says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of this sweet, wonderful man. Please know that you and the family are in our thoughts and hope that you are comforted by the many good wishes you are sure to receive.

  6. Michael Chimberoff says:

    Baruch Dayan Ha’emet. I spent many a Shabbat with Alan in the amen corner at OVS. I’ll never forget his saying “two balls” toward the end of every service. For those that know, you’re welcome. I miss you Alan. My thoughts are with you Lynn and all of your family.

  7. Tamar and Guy Harari says:

    We are very sorry to hear these sad news. He was a good man and community member. Will keep good memories of all the years we were together at OVS. May he Rest In Peace. And we will keep Lynn and his family in our prayers. Tamar and Guy

  8. Sheryl and Michael Rechtman says:

    Our thoughts are with the Simon family. We’re so sorry to hear about Alan’s passing. He was one very special man.

  9. Annie and Maurice cohen says:

    We are so deeply sad about the passing of Alan..Our thoughts are with all your family. He was very special to us when he lived in atlanta. All our love to all of you. Annie and Maurice cohen

  10. Michael and Allison Bouhadana says:

    Baruch Dayan HaEmet. We are very sorry to hear of Alan’s passing; our condolences to Lynn and the family. Prior to retiring to Savannah, Alan taught me (Michael) how to assist the Rabbi up on the bimah, and I will always remember his kindness and generosity. He was good man, and he will be missed.

  11. Lila, Joe, and JP Berlon says:

    Our love and thoughts are with the entire Simon family. We will miss the rocket launches, his scientific mind, and his big smile.

  12. Elena Franco says:

    I am so sorry and sad to hear of Alan’s passing. He and Lynn were always so kind to me and my family at Congregation Or VeShalom in Atlanta. They were wonderful friends to us,and Alan was a dear man who will always be remembered for his kindness.

  13. Janet Galanti says:

    I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of Alan. He was a wonderful man and I always enjoyed seeing him in synagogue.

  14. Beth and Joel Arogeti says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Alan was such a sweet man!

  15. Julia & Terry Bernath says:

    Alan was such a dear sweet man, and I know his passing will leave a void for your family. He cared so much about his family, and we hope the memories will help to sustain you. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lynn, Danny and Roslyn, and Sabrina.

  16. Phyllis M. Cohen says:

    Lynn and family….I am so sorry for your loss. Alan was a kind and thoughtful man with a great smile. You both have been missed at OVS. Sending my love and support at this difficult time.

  17. Michelle Kassorla says:

    There is no greater thing than one has a good name. Alan Simon will always be remembered by my family. He built rockets with my boys, showed incredible patience, and let them see what a strong Jewish man could be. He was proud of his Navy Service and he mentored Eli when he was in the Navy. I don’t think my son, Moshe, would have become an engineer without those early moments with Alan. He was the best.

    Lynn, you were always his strength and his deepest love. I know he wouldn’t have been the man he was without your constant support and care. May you be consoled by Hashm.

    Love you all!

  18. Michelle Kassorla says:

    Alan was my husband’s right-hand man for so many years! He was a true friend to my children, building rockets with them and sharing his experience with the Navy. He was one of the most patient and decent men I have ever met. He showed us all what a strong Jewish Man could be.

    Lynn, I know the intense love he had for you and your calm strength and care was an integral part of who Alan was. We mourn with you, and wish we could be there for you.

    We love you all, and know that you will be consoled by Hashm. We have all lost a great man, a great father, a great friend.

    Baruch dayan ha’emet

  19. Mariya and Semon Akbashev says:

    Alan left quite an impact on many (most certainly me) at OVS where he served as Gabbai and was a regular minyanaire during his many years in Atlanta. Lieutenant NOWIS (his Purim persona) will be forever missed. Our deepest condolences to Lynn and family on his passing.

  20. Lynn Handmacher Chanin says:

    Dearest LYNN…. My heart is shattered for you. Sending you and your precious family so much love and peace on the loss of beloved Alan.
    Much love,
    Xoxo

  21. Morris and Amy Maslia says:

    We are so saddened to learn of Alan’s passing. Alan was the nicest and sweetest person ever. A dedicated husband, father, grandfather and a friend to all. In Atlanta he was deeply involved and dedicated to Congregation Or VeShalom, serving as our Gabai and always assisting. We will miss being with Alan physically, but know that his beautiful soak will always be with us.

  22. Deena Dine says:

    Dear Lynn
    I was shocked and saddened to hear of Alan’s passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family .
    May his memory be a blessing and may you be comforted by the love and prayers being sent your way
    Much love
    Deena and Jim

  23. Mikhail and Michelle Akbashev says:

    Alan Simon had a huge voice and bigger heart. As gabbai, head minyanaire, and just as a source of positive energy he was unique. We’ve missed him since the move, and ever so much more now.

    Baruch dayan haemet.

  24. Daniel Cohen says:

    I have found memories of spending time at the Simon home as a kid, and of Alan spending time with Danny and me making science projects and building rockets. I am saddened to hear of his passing but will always remember his large smile and his warm and welcoming personality. May his name be a blessing.

  25. Zoya and Boris Samandar says:

    We are truly sorry for your loss.
    Our deepest condolences.
    Alan was the kind person.
    May the soul of Alan rest in peace.

  26. Jeannine and Aaron Altmann says:

    Lynn and family,our deepest condolences on the loss of Alan.Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.May his name be a blessing.

  27. Phyllis Madans says:

    Lynn and family, so sorry for your loss. Alan was such a kind and caring person. Sending love and prayers to you all!

  28. Caron and Michael Gindi says:

    Baruch Dayan HaEmet
    It is so hard to believe Alan has really passed on. Alan was the first person I met upon joining OVS in 2002 and we quickly became very close friends. Alan was a true gentleman and the best example of how to be a true mench. He will be sorely missed.

    Caron and I offer our sympathies to Lynn, Sabrina, Danny and the rest of the family.

    תנחמו מן השמים
    May You Be Consoled From Heaven

    Caron and Michael Gindi

  29. Albert Tenenbaum says:

    Dear Lynn my late wife Tillie loved the loud booming voice of Alan. As a matter of fact she would him in Savannah to tell him how she missed him not being at Services. Lynn are you still doing crosswords?

  30. Leah A Franco says:

    Dearest Lynn – my late husband, David, and I both enjoyed the wonderful company of Lynn and Alan Simon. A Sad day for us when you left Atlanta – a much sadder day to learn of your loss, Leah Fraanco

  31. Shelley & Neil Cooper says:

    Neil and I are deeply saddened by Alan’s passing. He will always be remembered by his joyful loud voice, leading prayers and songs with gusto and a smile. Our sympathy goes out to you Lynn and family during this very sad time.

  32. Rick & São Berkowitz says:

    Richard and I are saddened beyond words. Alan was an amazing man. A very humble and accomplished man who lived life invested in the moments with his family, friends and faith. We hope that your memories together comfort you always and lessen your sorrow.

  33. Yuriy and Bela Akbashev says:

    Dear Lynn,

    We will always remember Alan’s jokes, hospitality and his singing.
    Alan will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. May you find comfort in your many memories.

  34. Moe Soriano says:

    Lynn and family – Sincere condolences on your loss. I will always remember Alan for his kindness and sincerity and his dedication.

  35. Bob and Dale Israel says:

    Dale and I are so sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. I still love remembering his strong and beautiful voice all through OVS. Our prayers are with you in this time of great loss.

  36. Susan Lips says:

    Lynn, I was so sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to you.. Alan was a real mensch. May his memory be a blessing and all of your wonderful memories comfort you and your children.
    Susan Lips

  37. Holly Strelzik says:

    Dear Lynn,
    Steve and I and the boys are so sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. Sending condolences and love to you and your family.

  38. David Ichay says:

    Alan was a funny and smart man, We loved him here at OVS, I know he will be missed by all. Most of all by his lovely Family. Baruch Dayen Haemes. We are so sorry for your loss, and wish you all a long life.

  39. Sheli and Sam Feldman says:

    Dearest Lynn and Family,
    I am so saddened to read this sad news. I have such fond memories of Alan, and can still see his big smile – a constant expression! Please know that I am thinking about all of you and wishing you strength and comfort during this difficult time. May his memory be a blessing.
    Sheli and Sam Feldman

  40. Robert Kan says:

    Have been trying to reach you, my sincere condolences re the passing of
    your father. Am still in shock, hope everyone is well!
    Great memories of all from the early days in Atlanta!!
    Tell stories forever!

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