George Preston Simon Jr., 92, a former resident of Perry County for 35 years and currently of Chapel Pointe, Carlisle, PA died on Monday, October 24, 2011 in the Carlisle Regional Medical Center. He was born on April 14, 1919 in Mt. Jewett, PA (McKean County) to the late George P. and Bertha Rathburn Simon.
George retired from the Mechanicsburg Naval Ship Parts Control Center. He was a WWII Marine Corps Veteran, earning the rank of Sergeant and served in the First Marine Raider Battalion in the Pacific Theater. He was a life member of the Edson’s Raiders Association and belonged to the New Bloomfield VFW Post # 7463 and the Newport American Legion Post #177. George had a love for cars, especially the Pontiac, and took pride in caring for his own cars.
He was a dog lover of the Golden Retriever.
George is survived by his loving wife, Kathryn P. McCurdy Simon with whom he would have celebrated their 53rd year of marriage this December; two daughters, Carrie P. Simon Kuhn and her husband Darren of Lewisberry, PA and Joan Simon Smith of Beaverton, Oregon; a son, Robert Simon of Oregon; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Karen I. and Donna K. Simon; two brothers, James (Jim) and Kenneth Simon; and three sisters, Hazel, Sarah (Sally) and Daisy.
A Memorial Service to Celebrate George’s life will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Chapel Pointe at Carlisle, 770 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA. Officiating will be the Rev. Walter L. Frankenberry. Interment will be held in the Dillsburg Cemetery (Mountain Road) with Military Honors being provided by the Cumberland County Honor Guard. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Chapel on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. till time of services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Bloomfield United Methodist Church (formerly Keboch U.M.C.), P.O. Box 96, New Bloomfield, PA 17068. Arrangements are being handled by the Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065.