Welcome to the memorial page for

Thomas J. "Tommy" Simon

February 16, 1954 ~ November 10, 2017 (age 63)

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There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 11:00 am at St. Patrick Church, 1410 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown, with Father Edward Noga officiating, for Thomas J. “Tommy” Simon, 63, of Youngstown, who passed away Friday afternoon, November 10, 2017 with his loving family by his side. 

Tommy will always be remembered for his loyalty, his compassion and his dry sense of humor. He had such a unique outlook to everything, looking at life in not your average way.

Tom was born February 16, 1954 in Youngstown the son of Joseph F. and Saada “Tita” (Menhem) Simon and was a lifelong area resident.

Tommy was a 1972 graduate of Ursuline High School and earned three Bachelor’s Degrees from Youngstown State University in Anthropology, Sociology and Psychology. 

Tommy was proud to work alongside his family in their business of owning and operating the Cedars Lounge in downtown Youngstown from the late 1970’s until January 2009. He was proud to see his daughter continue the tradition and legacy and is currently operating Cedars. Cedars Lounge through Tommy’s hard work, dedication and appreciation for fine arts brought much culture and life to downtown Youngstown.  He was a staple of bringing together the area’s local music scene.

Tommy had many passions throughout his life, but he always made his daughter and his family his biggest priority.

He leaves behind to hold onto his memories his mother Saada Simon, a daughter Mara Jude (William Danielson Jr.) Simon of Youngstown, two granddaughters Olivia and Chloe which were the apple of his eyes and his brothers and sisters Yvonne (Doug) Blegen, Robert Simon, Constance (Ronald) Berardino, Denise (Tom) Gorman, Joseph (Joanne) Simon and David Simon along with numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Family and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday November 15, 2017 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman (new location) and again on Thursday morning, November 16, 2017 from 9:30 am until 10:45 am at St. Patrick Church, Youngstown.

Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Tommy’s guardian angel and caregiver, his beloved sister Connie for all her endless love and care.

Family and friends may visit to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to Tommy’s family.

 Service Information

November 15, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home
4221 Market Street
Boardman, OH 44512

November 16, 2017

9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
St. Patrick Church
1420 Oak Hill Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44507

Mass of Christian Burial
November 16, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Patrick Church
1420 Oak Hill Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44507

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