Gary Simonson, age 63, passed away on May 10, 2017. He resided in Westerleigh with his family. He was the Beloved Husband of Sandra. He was a Loving Father of Jennifer Windstein and her husband Michael, and Jacqueline Rasile and her husband Daniel. Cherished Grandfather of Avery and Brayden Windstein. Dear Brother of the late Donna Zajac.
Gary was a life long Staten Islander. He graduated from Port Richmond High School in 1971. He went on to graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Business Administration from Long Island University. In 1976 he married his high school sweetheart and love of his life Sandra. They were happily married for 42 years. He worked at Barclay’s Bank followed by Republic National Bank where he was the youngest First Vice President. Being a jack of all trades he wanted to branch out and leave the corporate world behind. He attained various jobs in the deli industry, including Westerleigh Deli. Later in life, he worked in a factory setting and in the school system but his favorite job was doing home renovation with his best friend Bob. His hobbies included bowling, fishing, and loved vacationing to Ocean City, Maryland, where you can often find him on the deck with a cold one. He was a long time regular at establishments such as, the Beer Garden and VFW Post where he had many friends. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and bragged about his daughters and grand children on a daily basis. He passed away after a long battle with cancer. He will truly be missed.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
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