Abraham P. (A.P.) Simon
Abraham P. (A.P.) Simon died peacefully in his sleep, in the early morning hours on February 9, 2013. He was battling the progressive degeneration of Parkinson's Plus, for the past five years.
At 23 years old A.P. came to the U.S. in 1956 after finishing two years of college in India. He worked hard as a student to support himself through college, by selling Watkins Products. With the entrepreneurial acumen that he came by naturally, he started selling the expensive Kirby Vacuum Cleaners. He became the top man on the totem pole nationally for Kirby. He owned his own dealership for 30 years, while he was investing in Real Estate. He started with homes, apartments, developed strip malls, Overlake Square Mall. He was an avid athlete, so his interest naturally turned into developing sport centers, driving ranges, etc. The goal setter that he was, in the business world, he wanted to be a founding member of a charter bank, he achieved that too. He is an example of when hard work and opportunity meet, with honesty and integrity you can achieve much.
A.P. is survived by his devoted wife of 53 years, Glennie; a daughter, Lorilee and son-in-law, Ed Kiehl. He is survived by two sisters, Alice Noble of Kochin, India and Leela Thomas of Lacey, WA. He has several nieces and nephews.
In each of his family's life he played a big part, with much love and devotion.
Viewing will be Friday, February 15, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills Funeral Home, 409 Filbert Rd., Lynnwood, WA with Funeral Services on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in their Chapel.