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Jerrold Alan "Jerry" Simon


Jerrold "Jerry" Alan Simon (age 85) died January 9, 2014. He was born in St. Paul, MN and graduated from St. Thomas Academy in 1946. Jerry was also a graduate of the University of Minnesota. Jerry served in the US Army from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean Conflict. Jerry worked for his family's clothing/textile business Simon and Mogilner from 1955 to1975 and was involved in the company's relocation from Minnesota to Alabama during the late 1950's. He also formed his own management recruiting firm, Alpha Associates, in the 1980's and worked there until his retirement in 2007. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents I.E. Simon and Gertrude Levin Simon and sister-in-law Shatzi Simon. He is survived by his wife of 43 years Martha Harper Simon; his two brothers Howard Simon (Amy) of Weston, CT and Ronald Simon of Minneapolis, MN; four children Scott Simon (Kay Till), Cheryl Simon Zadick, Jonathan Simon (Holli) all of Birmingham, AL and Greg Simon (Ginger) of Wayzetta, MN. Jerry is also survived by his 8 beloved grandchildren Katherine Simon, Sam Simon, and Charlie Simon all from Wayzetta, MN and Will Zadick, Tommy Zadick, Jr., Carter Zadick, Sarah Simon and Ann Everett Simon all from Birmingham, AL. Jerry was a devoted husband and family man who cherished time spent with his children and grandchildren. He was a longtime member of Temple Emanuel and the Jewish Community Center in Birmingham. In addition to spending time with family, Jerry enjoyed time outdoors swimming and playing tennis as well as playing piano. He was an avid fan of his native Minnesota sports teams and UAB Blazer basketball. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that all donations be made to Temple Emanuel in Jerry's memory. -

Published in The Birmingham News from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2014 - See more at:





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