Joseph Glen Simo

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On Sunday, June 17, 2018, Joseph Glen Simo of Sterling, Alaska passed away at the age of 73. He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather and will be forever remembered for his passion for the outdoors and fishing in Alaska.

Joseph was born in Detroit, Michigan to Pauline Rose (Riegel) Simo and Joseph Simo. He worked at Ford Motor Company while attending Henry Ford Community College. At Bendix Aerospace he worked as a Design Engineer on various Apollo missions for NASA while attending Eastern Michigan University for a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He held various other engineering positions throughout the Southwest.

Joe was the loving husband of almost 50 years to Ruth Elaine (Neikirk) Simo, father of Kristen Simo, Malynda Simo (husband Duane), Alyssa Esser (husband Fred), and Joseph Simo (wife Jamie). He was the grandfather of Joseph Simo, Jordyn Simo, Roman Esser and Alexya Esser; brother to Nancy (Simo) Neikirk (brother-in-law Jerry); and uncle to Jeffrey Neikirk, Susan (Neikirk) Simms, and Keri (Swensen) Sikora. Joe was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Susan Simo and Ellen (Simo) Swensen.

Memorial tributes are suggested to the Northern Arizona University Foundation in memory of Joseph Simo to the Simo-Neikirk Carter Family Scholarship Fund at A memorial service will be held later this year.

Joe will be forever remembered by his extended family and dear friends! Condolences for the family may be left at
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Goodyear, AZ 85338
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Published in The Peninsula Clarion on July 8, 2018