Paul Simon
1967 - 2021
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In Loving Memory

Paul Robert Simon, beloved husband, father, brother and son passed away the morning of February 25th, 2021 in Charleston, WV. Paul was born April 14th, 1967 at Holzer Hospital in Gallipolis, OH. As the third, and favorite child of Dr. Mel P. Simon and Lydia Sarzaba Simon, he enjoyed a good cold cut combo to fine dining, car shows, and a fine pair of jean shorts when he wasn't in a suit. Paul was a trailblazer and made his own path. When Paul was not overseeing the Simon's Old Town Farm operations in Point Pleasant, WV as the co-owner and manager, he loved bragging about the best trade he's ever made: a golf cart for a limousine.

Paul graduated from Xavier University and went on to become very active in the local community. He devoted many hours to reviving the arts in the valley by planning fundraising events and helping to restore the Ariel Opera House. He was known for always being ready to lend a helping hand through his service work, logistics skills, leadership roles as President elect of the Rotary Club of Point Pleasant, as Vice President of the Community Foundation of Mason County, and as President of the Ohio Valley Symphony/Ariel Ann-Carson Dater Performing Arts Theatre. Throughout his daily life, he touched all who knew him with his endless compassion and kindness for others.

In addition to being survived by his very own Miss Universe, Dr. Agnes A. Enrico-Simon, and son, Jacob Paul Simon, he is survived by his parents (Dr. Mel P. Simon and Lydia Sarzaba Simon), father and mother-in-law (Dr. Roy B. Enrico and Mea Agatep Enrico), sister and brother-in-law (Dr. Maria L.S. Simon and Paul Weber), brother and sister-in-law (Drs. Sherwyn and Tess Simon), sister and brother-in-law (Sessie Simon and Guy Franceschini) his brother and sisters-in-law, Gerry, Liz, MaryAnne and Cecille Enrico along with really amazing nieces and nephews.

A private family service was held on Monday, March 1st, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Point Pleasant, WV, followed by memorial service and interment at the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens in Gallipolis, OH. In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting the organizations that Paul was passionate about: the Ariel Ann-Carson Dater Performing Arts Theatre in Gallipolis, OH, the Community Foundation of Mason County in Point Pleasant, WV and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Point Pleasant, WV.

Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home assisted the family.

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Published in Ohio Valley Publishing from Mar. 2 to Mar. 4, 2021.
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4 entries
March 6, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Edison Lim
March 5, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Paula J Crace
March 2, 2021
Dr. Simon and family,

My heart hurts for you and the entire family. Please know my prayers for strength are being lifted up. The reading of Paul’s life was beautiful! I felt like I could hear your family telling these wonderful cherished stories. What a joy to remember him in this light. Much love and prayer being sent your way.

Dr. Cassie Rice and family
Cassie Rice
March 2, 2021
Prayers and condolences for loved ones and special prayer for Agnes and Jake.
Crystal Ferguson
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