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Gregory R. Simon 10 August 1964-29 October 2010 Greg (46) left this world too soon. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Heidi Locke Simon, and their daughter, Macquarie Amiela Simon, of Mill Valley, CA; his mother Nancy Simon Stearns of Wonalancet, NH; his father Frank J. Simon and wife Paula Loring Simon of Stamford, CT; and a wide circle of friends. Greg is a graduate of the Renbrook School in West Hartford; Phillips Academy, Andover, Class of 1983, and Stanford University, Class of 1987. He was a teacher, a bilingual Spanish speaker, an advocate for solar energy and electric vehicles, and a lacrosse referee in tournaments around the world. A founder of Zebrawear, he patented and manufactured a new digital timer for lacrosse games and served his brotherhood of officials with great gear. Greg had many passions in his life, above all for his family and abundant friends, environmental causes and vigorous athletic pursuits. Greg swam in the Bay, completing the Polar Bear challenge many winters at the San Francisco Dolphin Club. He cycled across the country and explored other remote areas of the planet. He was the proud owner of a RAV4 electric vehicle, recently logging 100K+ zero emission miles. He was an early proponent of solar energy and has helped fund and install systems at home, school, the barn, the Dolphin Club and in Peru. He has also encouraged numerous people to consider solar at their homes and was always generous with his time to provide advice. Friends are invited to a celebration of his life on Saturday, November 20 at 11:30am on the lacrosse field at Tamalpais High School. Contributions can be made in Greg's memory to one of many areas that mattered to him: Macquarie's education fund at New Resource Bank in San Francisco; the solar project at Mount Tamalpais School; a memorial fund at Andover; a recognition being created in the lacrosse world; or one of the many non-profits he supported himself (San Francisco Electric Vehicle Association, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, Save the Bay) or along with Heidi (Melanoma Therapeutics Foundation, Teens Turning Green, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy or KQED). Since his time living in Australia, he would close every note with "No worries, Simo"

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Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Nov. 7, 2010.
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February 22, 2013
Still unforgetten my good friend. Greets from your german referee collegues.
Andreas Maertens
November 18, 2010
Dear Heidi, Macquarie and family,
I read with great sadness the announcement of Greg’s death; it seemed like just yesterday that we were together on some lacrosse field in Marin, ensuring that young men were participating in the best that we could provide.
I have to confess that I did not know Greg off the field, but his love of lacrosse, his calm professionalism and his gentle spirit were always evident and which I greatly admired.
Please know that I am presently out of the country but will be with you in spirit on the 20th. Regardless, my wish for you is that you will always remember the many good times you shared together and treasure the many gifts he gave to you.
With sincere condolences, Stockton Buck
November 18, 2010
Greg and I once talked for only about twenty minutes at a lacrosse game I was reffing at and he taught me so much about electric vehicles in that short amount of time. Very motivating man. All the best to his family.
audrey roberts
November 17, 2010
I knew Greg through lacrosse. He was always a great calming presence while refereeing. Always willing to lend a hand and keep things in perspective. Very selfless person who had a great view on life. Wish the family the best in these difficult times. Please know he touched many people in a positive way who you will never even know.
Nipper Donovan
November 14, 2010
Heidi - Today's service was so moving and touching - what a lovely tribute to Greg. I know that his passing must be so incredibly difficult for you and for Macquarie, and my heart sincerely goes out to both of you.
I first got to experience Greg's amazing spirit when I worked with him at Hot Lunch a few years ago. He is truly one of those people who are "one in a million".

Today, I just loved hearing about his commitment and love for his family, his dedication to solar energy and his passion for lacrosse.

I feel honored to have known him - even in the small capacity that I did. All in all, I really wish I had gotten to know him better - he was an incredible and wonderful person. I hope you can find strength and grace during this time, and I will be praying for you and Macquarie.

With love & friendship, Sarah
Sarah St.Onge
November 7, 2010
Thinking of you and Macquarie, Heidi...What beautifully written words reflecting Greg's zest for life and your love and respect for him. I am joyful that in the time of his life, he truly did live. Many hugs, Kristen Thomas
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