Robert Simons
Ascher Zimmerman Funeral Home, Inc
44 Sumner Avenue
Springfield, MA
Robert E. Simons, 85, of Delray Beach, FL and former resident of Longmeadow, MA, passed away Wednesday, December 7th with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Jean Simons, who predeceased him in 2010. He was the son of the late Samuel G. and Helen R. Simons. Bob leaves his three children, Richard and wife Melissa of E. Longmeadow, David of Tampa, and Leslie of Coral Springs. He leaves his five grandchildren Sam ("North"), Josh, Sam ("South"), Daniel and Chelsea. Bob was a graduate of Bates College, class of 1954, and later became the President and owner of S.G. Simons Insurance Agency. He was the former President of the Springfield Association of Insurance Agents, Director of Twin Hills Country Club & Realty and a former member of the Western Massachusetts Football Officials. He was a loving father who enjoyed time with his family, friends and his dogs. He enjoyed golfing as well as fishing, stamp-collecting and playing bridge. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104. Funeral and burial will be held in Springfield, MA on Dec. 12th.

Published by Sun-Sentinel on Dec. 9, 2016.
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I was so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. We had breakfast every morning at Friendlys in Longmeadow. I knew your mom as well. Bob gave me many a golf lesson here in FL. He was a true friend. May his memory always be a blessing to the Simons family.
Marv Wolmer
December 28, 2016
To Bob's Family:
I was very sorry to learn of Bob's passing. Bob and I go back to the "Terrace Gang" of our youth, who gathered each night at Longfellow Terrace and Sam Williams" store. Bob was a terrific person, and a true friend to many of the Terrace group as we grew older. While Bob was Jewish, and the rest of us were Christian, we were all brothers, although when we took Bob out on group dates, he was often introduced as "Bob Fitzsimmons," which always generated a laugh from him. Bob was an intelligent, capable, tough, interesting person. When we both lived in Longmeadow, we played some golf together, along with Jean, who was a better player than Bobby. I regret that I shall not see him here again.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely, Bill Fitzgerald
Bill Fitzgerald
December 8, 2016
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