April 14, 2013
ADA — Dale Simon will celebrate his 95th birthday April 19, 2013. A family gathering is planned. Cards may be sent to: 208 W. North Ave., Ada, OH 45810-1045.
He was born April 19, 1918 in Hancock County to Edward and Rosa (Badertscher) Simon. On April 14, 1937, he married Ella Craig, and she died May 21, 1968. On July 18, 1970, he married Doris Carte.
Simon has three daughters, Carol Gordon, of Ada, Jean (David) Kissling, of Gahanna and Jody Holtrey, of Springboro. He has two step-daughters, Elizabeth (Jerry) DeGuire, of Northwood and Linda (Robert) Kohl, of Elkhart, Ind. He shares 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
He retired in 1980 from Westinghouse after 38 years as a machinist and group leader.
Simon has spent his retirement fishing, traveling, crafting and making gifts for family and friends. He enjoys working puzzles and following on radio and television his favorite teams, Ada High School, ONU, Browns and Reds, in season, all mixed with spending time with his beloved family.