Mark Simon
1949 - 2018
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Mark Simon

Boca Raton - Mark Simon passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Hospice-by-the-Sea in Boca Raton, Fl on March 6, 2018. Mark is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Phyllis, two sons, Lane (Rebecca) of Ithaca, and Teran (Amanda) of Fuquay-Varina, and four grandchildren, Riley, Tate, Aiden, and Evelyn. He is also survived by his sister, Paula of Pompano Beach, and his brother Jan (Liz) of San Francisco. He was predeceased by his parents, Zoltan and Evelyn, and his sister, Felicia.

Mark was born on February 3, 1949 in the Bronx. Mark and Phyllis met in kindergarten and while they went their separate ways for many years, they finally got together in 1985 in San Francisco. Mark founded Simon Operation Services in 1993 in Waterbury, Vermont. He will be missed by his employees clients, colleagues, and friends.

There will be no services held, per his request. A memorial gathering will be held in Vermont during the summer. In lieu of flowers, donations to the following institutions would be appreciated: Central Vermont Humane Society , 1589 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651 or Lynn Cancer Institute, 701 NW 13th street, Boca Raton, FL 33486.

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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Mar. 14, 2018.
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March 27, 2018
To Phyllis, the Simon family, and the SOS team,

I was surprised and deeply saddened to learn recently of Mark's passing. He was always a pleasure to work with. He, his unique style, and his bright smile made an impression and will be missed. I hope happy memories and the support of family, friends, and colleagues will help see you through this tough time and the days ahead.

With sincere sympathy,

Valerie Capels
March 23, 2018
Will miss seeing Mark around town and at trade shows.
Ken Bisceglio
March 22, 2018
Our condolences to you and your family, Mark was a great guy, you both made a great partnership and he loved my pickled beets. He will be missed by many.

Mark and Kathy
March 20, 2018
Our condolences to Mark's family, friends, and colleagues. He was very well-respected in the water resources community, taught many his trade, and helped keep the waters of Vermont clean in many of our communities. He will be missed and left a legacy in Vermont.
Jill Marsano
March 19, 2018
Richmond sends our condolences and we are so sorry for your loss. Mark was a special guy, we never met anyone that smiled as much as he did. We always looked forward to a visit at a show, on the road, at a plant or in a class. He was a big splash of color in a monochrome profession.
Kendall & crew
March 19, 2018
The SOS Family in late 2016
Phyllis Simon
March 18, 2018
Phyllis, we are missing Mark and sending love to you.. Gwen and Bob
Gwen Blankenheim
March 17, 2018
Phyllis, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Judy Ribolini
March 17, 2018
So very sorry Phyllis for your loss. I had heard he was fighting valiantly. Sendings hugs and prayers
Jayne Magnant
March 17, 2018
My deepest sympathy to the entire Simon family. I was very saddened to hear of Mark's passing. His professionalism and charisma will be missed. Respectfully, Carole Fowler, VT DEC retiree
March 17, 2018
Mark was a very rare, multi-dimensional older brother that I was extremely fortunate to have known for 65 years.
He was a funny, well-balanced, very caring, sensitive, strong, outgoing, considerate, helpful and kind role-model.
Growing up with him in the house was not always perfect, but it was always loving.
His passing has left an un-fillable void in his family's life: Phyllis, Paula, Liz, Lane, Teran, Rebecca, Amanda, Riley, Tate, Aiden, Evelyn are all reeling from Mark's absence.

Bye bye Marky, I really, really will miss you.
Jan Simon
March 16, 2018
To Phyllis and family:We are so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
From your friends at Allen Engineering
March 15, 2018
I'm so very saddened to read this news of Mark's passing. Phyllis, sending my love to you and your family. Mark was a staple in the water/wastewater community. I can't imagine an event (especially golf) without his face in the crowd. He was always so kind, funny and easy to be around and he will truly be missed.
Jessica Hill
March 15, 2018
Mark enjoying one of many Flag Day golf outings.
Mark has been a very special friend to us and a special friend to the the water/wastewater profession, we will miss you, your smile, sense of humor and professionalism. You will always be remembered and carry a special place in our hearts. Condolences to Phyllis and the family our thoughts have been with you.
Love, Elizabeth and Stanley Walker
Stan and Elizabeth Walker
March 15, 2018
All of us at VRWA send our thoughts and prayers to the family. Mark will be missed.
Shaun Fielder.
Shaun Fielder
March 15, 2018
I was very sad to hear of Mark's passing. I worked with Mark many, many years ago when he worked for the Town of Middlebury. He was always upbeat and had a smile on his face, and I was always happy to see him when he stopped in our office.

I'm so very sorry for the family.
Beth Dow
March 14, 2018
We are so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. The guys at Shelburne Wastewater send our condolences to Phyllis and family. He will be missed.
Chris Robinson
March 14, 2018
Our condolences to family on the passing of our wastewater friend and colleague -- from all of us at Bennington Wastewater: Ron Bull, Jon D'Amour, Mike Lane, Jamie Jelley, Mark Hamilton, and Gail Tiffany
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