Arynne Simon
Arynne Abeles


Most recently of Los Angeles

85, passed away on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 8, 2011, after a prolonged decline following a stroke. She was born in the Bronx, at home. Her father, Peter Abeles, was a New York State Senator, and later, a judge. Arynne's mother was Minerva Lobell Abeles, of Minneapolis, gifted public speaker and homemaker.

After moving to Southern California in the early 70's with her husband, Bill Simon and daughter, Victoria, Arynne obtained her Ph.D. in psychology and launched a new career, offering her services as a personal coach, speechwriter, speech coach and team-builder to the burgeoning computer industry. Largely based in the Silicon Valley area, her wide array of clients included leading American semiconductor and computer companies as well as government offices, political leaders, and network newscasters.

She is survived by her husband, William L. Simon, daughter, Victoria M. Simon, son, Sheldon Bermont, and grandchildren Vincent and Elena Bermont. They will treasure the memory of her glowing smile.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 17th, 2011 at 5 pm at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California.
Published by San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on May 22, 2011.
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To the Simon Family,
Twenty years have gone by but often, and always during election seasons, I find myself referencing Arynne's skills, process and Simonizing success. She made a mark, certainly for me and many others I witnessed attempting to make the critical point in the crucial moment. Arynne was about courage and clarity. God can expect to be seeing a lot of red underscores!!
Mike Dionne
June 17, 2011
To the Simon family - Arynne was a talented and caring individual for many of us in Silicon Valley. She took her work seriously but was funny and charming, while she made each of us better. I am proud to have known . May she rest in peace knowing she made everyone she interacted with a better person
Keith Fox
June 17, 2011
To Bill and Family - my deepest condolences on Arynne's passing. I will always remember her boundless generosity, support and joie de vivre - I loved spending time with her in Silicon Valley, London and La Jolla - she gave me so much. May her memory be a blessing to you always.
Jessica Prince
June 9, 2011
Dearest Simon Family, I'm heartbroken to hear about Arynne's passing. Please accept my deepest sympathies. I will always hold her close to my heart. She was an incredible mentor and friend to so many of us. Her talents were endless and we were so blessed that she shared them with us. Most of all that she shared her love and friendship. I will always love her dearly and treasure our times together. She was so proud of all of you and loved her family so very much.
Erin Reed
June 7, 2011
Arynne was most certainly an amazing woman and a strong mentor in my life - she was always part of my Apple teams. She made us all laugh, try again and ultimately be our best. She mades teams out the mismatched groups we had. I treasures the shirt that said "I have been simonized"...kathi fox
June 7, 2011
My heartfelt condolences to Bill, Victoria and the family. From the first moment I met Arynne, I knew that a remarkable person had entered my life. What an honor and a pleasure to have known her!
Anna Sandor
June 2, 2011
Arynne made a difference in my life. I met her when she taught a class in Assertiveness Training at San Dieguito Adult School in the '70's. The lessons have never left me. She helped me get my first 'important' job and I was proud to work for her in later years. I send my thanks for her wisdom and lessons.
Sue Baxter
May 28, 2011
our deepest sympathy goes out to the Simon family. Arynne was a wonderful women, who had the ability to make each person feel very special. we will always treasure our time spent together.

adrienne & bob feldner
adrienne feldner
May 23, 2011
We send our deepest sympathy to Will, cousin Victoria and cousin Sheldon and his family. We admired and loved Aunt Arynne and mourn her passing.
Garth Ann and Gary Gerstenblith and family.
May 18, 2011
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