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Irving Simon
Date of Funeral:
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Time of Funeral:
12 pm
Funeral Location:
3408 Garrison Farms Road
Pikesville, MD 21208
Shiva Details:
Wednesday and Thursday, with services at 7pm each evening.
Contributions in his memory may be made to:

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation
7401 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21208
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The Family of Irving Simon
Nov 15, 2019 6:08 PM

We welcome you to share your memories with us and with those who visit here.

Oct 20, 2019 05:12 PM

To the entire Simon family I am very sorry for your loss Michael KIEWE

Bonnie Elber
Oct 20, 2019 05:48 PM

Joel and family, very sorry for the loss of your beloved father.

Wendy & Andrew Scherer
Oct 20, 2019 05:58 PM

Joel and family -- we are so very sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of you. ~Wendy (Goldman) & Andrew Scherer

Rabbi Ronald Z. Schwartz
Oct 20, 2019 06:08 PM

One of the finest Menschen I have ever had the privilege to meet. A great man who deeply loved his wife and family, historic city, entire community and the Temple he served with distinction. No replacing him.

Sukkot is a festival which celebrates the eternal optimism and happy disposition of the Jewish people. A proud American Jew, he was a man of integrity, honest, cheerful, helpful, kind. No replacing him.

Our memories, however, of his goodness endure. His pleasant smile, earnest air, careful attention to detail will inspire everyone who knew him to be a bit more like him. There are no replacements for Irv. He was one of a kind, modest, self effacing, yet aware of his strengths and Truth. We must be grateful for the years he was granted and for the qualities he possessed and imparted to everyone he encountered in life.

To his wife, he was a perfect fit. High quality, just like Schoeneman's best.

His memory is, indeed, a blessing. Genuinely, however, he is already missed.

There is no replacing him.

May you find comfort in Israel's faith in Eternal Life.

Marty Waxman
Oct 20, 2019 06:28 PM

Shirley and family, Estelle and I are saddened by the passing of our Scotts Hill days neighbor, friend and car pool partner, jogger and salesman par excellence. I had him lined up to direct traffic at North Oaks as he did on Sunday mornings at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation all those years.

Ellen Kempler
Oct 20, 2019 06:51 PM

Dear Joel, Deb and family,
I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s passing.

Becky Gutin
Oct 20, 2019 06:52 PM

Shirley, Joel, Deb, Ellie and Danny, your Irv was one special guy. I always enjoyed seeing him and talking with him at BHC. Always helpful and kind, he was a sweetie. Hugs to you all.

Jordana Bates
Oct 20, 2019 07:11 PM

Joel and family, I am so very sorry to for your loss, my sincere condolences to all of you.

Susan Weikers Balaban
Oct 20, 2019 07:30 PM

Please accept my heartfelt condolences to you Joel and to your entire family..My hope for you is that you cherish the wonderful years that you shared and that your Dad’s Memory will be for a blessing..May he Rest In Peace

Sandy Shevitz Hoffman
Oct 20, 2019 07:33 PM

Dear Shirley
I was so sorry to read of irvings passing. My sincerest condolences to you and your family. Irv was a really nice person. Hopefully all your wonderful memories will help to sustain u during this very sad time

Martha & Stan Weiman
Oct 20, 2019 07:44 PM

Shirley, Joel and family, we are saddened to hear of Irv’s passing. He was always friendly, kind & caring. Our sincere condolences. May the good memories sustain you at this difficult time.

The Mathews
Oct 20, 2019 08:21 PM

Laura, Joel, Bruce, Michael, and families, we are so sad to hear your Dad will no longer be here on earth with you, but his spirit will always be with you in your memories and the experiences you shared with him.
Love, Melanie, Brad, Megan, Matt and Clare

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation
Oct 20, 2019 08:26 PM

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation clergy, lay leaders and members offer their condolences to the family of Irv Simon.  We hope that you are comforted by warm memories and support of family, friends and community.  
May his memory be forever a blessing.

Geannie and Jon Darby
Oct 20, 2019 08:27 PM

Joel and family, thinking of you. So sorry for your loss.

Rachel Klein White
Oct 20, 2019 08:53 PM

Joel and family, I’m so sad to hear of your dad’s passing. May in time-his memory be a blessing for you and your children.

Rachel Klein White

Lori Webster
Oct 20, 2019 08:55 PM

Joel, my sincerest condolences. Praying for peace and comfort.

Sandy and Lenny Leibowitz
Oct 20, 2019 09:04 PM

Dear Shirley and family,
While it is a great loss to everyone not to have Irving in our lives, we will all carry him in our hearts and smile at the fond memories we have.
Love to you all.
Sandy and Lenny

Ronnie Footlick
Oct 20, 2019 09:31 PM

Dear Joel and heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved Dad. It is never easy to lose your parent but especially hard when the love and closeness you shared was so special. May those wonderful memories warm and protect you in the difficult days ahead.

Harry and Jeanne Macks
Oct 20, 2019 09:46 PM

Our heartfelt sympathy upon the loss of your beloved Irving. I enjoyed working with Irving in the Archives Dept. at BHC. He was a kind gentleman with a good sense of humor.

Betsy Ringel
Oct 20, 2019 09:58 PM

My sincere condolences to you and your family, Joel.

Gwen Cooper
Oct 20, 2019 09:59 PM

I was so sorry to hear about Mr. Simon's passing. I have countless wonderful memories to reflect upon and wish peace for all of you as you mourn his loss. Please cherish his memory and celebrate his incredible life and warmth. Love to all.

Dale and Norty
Oct 20, 2019 10:34 PM

Dear Shirley,
We just learned of your loss and cannot tell you how very sad we are. It was our good fortune to have you and Irv as our neighbors. Nothing and I mean nothing was too much for you to do for us, especially when we were out of town. There are no words we can say to make the days ahead easier. We send our love and hugs

Debbi Gogel-Chado
Oct 20, 2019 11:48 PM

Dear Joel and family. Our family ties go way back you our grandparents, who were the best of friends. From that I’d always known what kind of man your father was. I hope your many find memories bring you some joy at this difficult time.

Terri Feldstein Lorden
Oct 20, 2019 11:49 PM

To the entire Simon family. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers with your family during this difficult time.

T Howell
Oct 21, 2019 02:07 AM

To the Simon family sorry for your loss. Many prayers of comfort

Rheta Schloss
Oct 21, 2019 06:46 AM

I am so sorry to hear about IRVs passing. He lived a good, long life , well taken care of by Shirley. My thoughts are all with you. I am in Dubai and will miss the funeral

Jerry and Myra Kempler
Oct 21, 2019 06:58 AM

Our deepest sympathies.

Rabin family
Oct 21, 2019 07:22 AM

Joel, I am sorry for your loss of your dad.

Lynda and Jerry Weinstein
Oct 21, 2019 08:01 AM

Shirley I was so sorry to learn of Irv’s passing. He was always so kind to me and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers with you and your

Mickey Butler
Oct 21, 2019 08:10 AM

So sorry to learn of Irv's death. He was a good friend and will be missed. My sincere condolences to all of you.

Shirley Braverman
Oct 21, 2019 08:10 AM

So sorry about your loss. Irving will be fondly missed & leaves great memories

Benjy Dubin
Oct 21, 2019 08:31 AM

Shirley and family:
My heartfelt condolence to the family. May his memory be a forever a blessing.

Helene Waranch
Oct 21, 2019 08:40 AM

So sorry to learn of Irv's passing. Thinking of you and extending my sincerest condolences to the entire family. May the memories sustain you all during this time and way into the future.

Stan & Barbara(nee Weikers) Friedman
Oct 21, 2019 09:54 AM

Dear Joel and Simon Family,
We are sorry to learn of the passing of your beloved Irving. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. May the love and concern of family and friends be a comfort to you. May he rest in peace. Love, Barbara and Stan Friedman

Marsha Kalisch
Oct 21, 2019 10:15 AM

Dear Shirley,Joel and Family,
He was a good person, one that I will never forget for his kindness and Marsha

Oct 21, 2019 10:45 AM

Dear Joel and family
So sorry. Saw him and your mother just days ago at Temple. Sad

Ed GUtman

Marlyn O'Mansky
Oct 21, 2019 11:02 AM

Dear Shirley and family

Irv was such a shining light in so many people's lives. I am so sorry for your lost I hope that the love of family and friends will comfort you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Eleanore Speert
Oct 21, 2019 11:43 AM

Shirley and family, Irv will always live in my heart as a great and loyal friend. His goodness came through in every conversation, and his smile and genuine joy when seeing someone was always uplifting and life affirming. His family and very wide circle of friends and colleagues are all testament to a life well lived. My condolences to you and your family.

Phyllis and Harvey Shankman
Oct 21, 2019 11:56 AM

Joel and Debbie
we are so sorry for your loss

Neil Kahn
Oct 21, 2019 12:27 PM

Dim the lights on Park Heights Avenue as another of the decades long running crew from the JCC has passed. My late father, Billy Kahn, put in more miles with Irv than either would of cared to remember. Greatest Generation----they just don't make 'em like that anymore.

Oct 21, 2019 01:07 PM

We are so sorry to hear of Irving’s passing. Your family is the wonderful legacy that represent his life and values. He will be truly missed as a family cornerstone. The beach won’t be the same. May all your fond memories and the support of your loving family and friends give you all strength to find peace. Love, Your NY Neuburger cousins

Marilyn and bob Schaftel
Oct 21, 2019 02:45 PM

Joel and family,We are so very sorry for your loss.

Marian Shuman
Oct 21, 2019 02:59 PM

Joel and family;
Sincere sympathy on the loss of your father. Treasure all the good memories.

Ruth Ann Robinson and children - Sharon, Steven and Lisa
Oct 21, 2019 03:24 PM

May your memories of Joel bring a smile to your face. My family and I were neighbors on Scott’s Hill Drive.

Ruth Ann Robinson
Oct 21, 2019 03:27 PM

Sorry I meant to type Irv not Joel.

June and Bob Frank
Oct 21, 2019 03:33 PM

We are sorry to hear of Irv's passing. He was a Gentleman (and that is with a capital G). June and Bob

Mary Ellen DeBois Flaks
Oct 21, 2019 04:04 PM

Joel and family
My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your beloved father. May his memory be a blessing

Kay Feldmann
Oct 21, 2019 05:13 PM

A long life,well-lived. My condolences to the whole family.

bryant stanley
Oct 21, 2019 06:00 PM

Joel & Simon family, Sorry for loss of your father.

Roger Gorman
Oct 21, 2019 07:45 PM

To the entire Simon family very sorry for your loss!

Charles Neustadt
Oct 21, 2019 08:25 PM

Joel, so sorry hear about your Dad. I got to know him well when I was at BHC and he was always someone I could go to for either advice or a good laugh. He will be missed!

Duke and Phyllis Zimmerman
Oct 21, 2019 10:46 PM

Joel... Phyllis and I are so saddened to learn of the loss of your Dad, Irving Simon. May you be comforted by the wonderful memories of the years you had together.

Jerry Trieber
Oct 21, 2019 11:22 PM

My deepest condolences to the Simon Family on the loss of Irv, a one-of-a-kind cousin who will be greatly missed. May his memory serve as a blessing.

Carol Frank Wynne
Oct 22, 2019 06:47 AM

I know how much you both meant to my parents.. so sorry for your loss. May Irv’s memory be a blessing to all who loved him. And in the hearts of those who carry his memory .

Beth and David Swirnow
Oct 22, 2019 07:28 AM

Joel and Family
So very sorry to learning of the passing of your Dad. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Oct 22, 2019 08:12 AM

Our deepest condolences and sympathies. May his memory and good deeds be a blessing to all who knew him.
Min HaShamayim Tinuchamu - May Heaven comfort YOU and all who mourn.
המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים
May the Lord comfort and sustain you along with all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem

Steve & Barbara Samuelson
Oct 22, 2019 08:48 AM

So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Sincere condolences to you & your family.

Jake Lowenstern
Oct 22, 2019 10:11 AM

Dear Shirley and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Irving’s passing. He was a sweet, thoughtful man with an infectious laugh, and a horde of friends and admirers. We know he shall live on in the memories of all who knew and loved him. We are thinking of all of you at this time.
Jake, Chesley, Alice, and Amanda

Nancy Garfinkel
Oct 22, 2019 01:13 PM

Shirley and family- so sorry to read about Irv’s passing- I loved having you both in my classes and interacting with you both.

Marisa, John & Stephanie Morris
Oct 22, 2019 02:17 PM

Joel, Sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you and your family.

Joe & Annette Cooper
Oct 22, 2019 02:36 PM

Joel, So sorry for the loss of your father. After reading and hearing what a fine person he was, we know where your fine genes came from.

Elizabeth Goodman
Oct 22, 2019 03:39 PM

I am so very sorry for your loss. You had a long and wonderful life together with lots of cherished memories. My sincere condolences to you all.

judi winner
Oct 22, 2019 03:59 PM

Dearest Joel,
So very, very sorry to hear the sad news about your dearly beloved father. He must have been quite a special, wonderful, person because as the saying goes " the apple doesn't fall far from the tee & I know 1st hand how truly wonderful you have been to both Charles & me.
I extend my deepest heartfelt condolences to you & family & may you all be left with wonderful memories.

Brian Bernstein
Oct 22, 2019 04:16 PM

Joel and family - my condolences on your father's passing.

David & Louise Zirretta
Oct 22, 2019 04:25 PM

Shirley, Joel and Family: my heart is sadden hearing today about the loss of Irving. We had wonderfully filling conversations and discussions over the last 24+ years, and those time with him will be missed. Please accept my most sincerest and loving condolences on losing Irving - his passing as you had said was peaceful. May we all be blessed that way.

Debbie Yoffe Masket
Oct 22, 2019 07:21 PM

Dear Joel,

I’m so sorry for the loss of your father. May your memories comfort you and your family.

Alan, Lauri, and Rachel Rudo
Oct 22, 2019 07:30 PM

To the whole Simon family.....We are so sorry for your loss..

linda and John Haas
Oct 22, 2019 09:03 PM

Dear Family,
Please accept our sympathy on your loss. Irv personified the word gentleman!!
Linda and John

Marilyn Shapiro
Oct 22, 2019 09:05 PM

Herb and Irv shared many memorable times at U of MD.
I remember him with a bright smile when I'd bump into him and Shirley.
I feel badly for you at this sad time but hopefully you will remember happy times shared together to help you get through this difficult time.

Michael Weiss
Oct 22, 2019 09:24 PM


I was so saddened to hear of Irv's passing. I was always so fond of seeing him and spending time with both of you was always special. May his memory be a blessing.

Joan Rimmon
Oct 22, 2019 10:28 PM

To Shirley and the family our deepest sympathies on your loss of dear Irving. May his memory be a blessing and may you be comforted among the mourners in Zion.
With love,

mindy lipowitz
Oct 23, 2019 06:59 AM

Jud and I are so sorry for your loss Joel. We are thinking of you and your family. xoxo
Jud and Mindy Lipowitz

Sharon Henderson
Oct 23, 2019 09:03 AM

Joel and family - So sorry for your loss. I never had the privilege of meeting Irving. He sounds like one of a kind.

Alan Weiner
Oct 23, 2019 09:58 AM

Joel, so sorry for your loss. May your father's memory be a blessi

Michael Goldstein and family
Oct 23, 2019 03:35 PM

Hi Joel,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May G-d comfort you among the other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Rona & Ed Casel
Oct 23, 2019 04:57 PM

Dear Joel & Family,
We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved father, Irv. It sounds like he was a special guy! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time!

Betsy and Lou Narrow
Oct 24, 2019 09:23 AM

Dear Joel and family, our deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved father and Grandfather. May all your beautiful memories help you through this difficult time

Oct 24, 2019 03:29 PM


Beth Blankman Keyser
Oct 25, 2019 12:48 PM

To the Simon family,

Growing up in Scotts Hills, whenever you saw Mr. Simon, you smiled! He had a natural ability to engage everyone, even the kids! And what a pleasant surprise it was to see him and Shirley at the Kuperman wedding! What wonderful memories you have of your beloved husband, father, and grandfather.


Irving Simon

Irving Simon passed away on October 20, 2019 at the age of 93. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Shirley H. Simon (nee Honkofsky), children, Michael Simon (Robin Hommel), Bruce Simon (Sandy Bowser), Joel Simon (Deb Gordon) and Laura (Shane) Knipschild, grandchildren, Chad Knipschild (Erin St. Germain), Heather Knipschild, Nathan (Taylor) Simon, Ellie Simon and Danny Simon, and by many loving cousins. Irving was predeceased by his parents, Helene and Nathan Simon.

Irving was a longtime sales executive at J. Schoeneman, Inc. and a member of the Horse Cavalry of WWII.

Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane on Wednesday, October 23, at 12 pm. Interment Baltimore Hebrew Cemetery - Berrymans Lane.

Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21208.

In mourning at 3408 Garrison Farms Road, Pikesville, MD 21208, Wednesday and Thursday.

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