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.