Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel

10 Vinnin Street, Salem, MA


Mark H. Simons

February 28, 1955October 5, 2019

Mark H. Simons – of Wakefield, peacefully entered into rest surrounded by his family on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the age of 64. Beloved husband of Beth Simons. Devoted father of Craig Simons and his wife Stephanie of Austin, TX, Stephanie Simons of Wakefield, William Davison and his wife Sarah of Waltham, Rebecca Bell and her husband James of Upper Saddle River, NJ, and Tim Davison and his wife Courtney of Waltham. Absolutely adored Papa of Camila Simons, Landry and Lucas Bell. The loving brother of Debbie Goldstein. Dear son of Chester “Chet” Simons and partner Doris Flaum, and the late Joan (Friedland) Simons. Son- in-Law of Susan and David Leibovitz. He also leaves behind many aunts, nieces, nephews, extended family and countless friends.

To know him was to love him. Mark’s greatest joy was bringing his family and friends together, especially in his backyard for pool days and barbeques. He was an avid Boston sports fan, especially of the six-time champion, New England Patriots, where he had season tickets for over 35 years. Mark selflessly gave his time to the communities he was a part of including Wakefield youth sports and Temple Tiferet Shalom. A funeral service for Mark will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 1:00PM at Temple Tiferet Shalom, 489 Lowell Street, Peabody, MA 01960. Interment will follow at Temple Beth Shalom Cemetery, 16 Buxton Road, Danvers, MA 01923.

Shiva will be held at Temple Tiferet Shalom following interment until 9PM on October 10th. Family and friends are also welcome to gather on Friday, October 11, 2019, from 3:30pm-8:00pm at the Finagle Test Kitchen, 77 Rowe Street, Newton, MA 02466.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Joan Simons Memorial Fund at Temple Tiferet Shalom, 489 Lowell Street, Peabody, MA 01960.

For more information or to register in the online guestbook, please visit www.stanetskyhymansonsalem.com.


  • Temple Funeral Service Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Interment Thursday, October 10, 2019


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Shirley Goldstein

October 10, 2019

One head and five hearts! Need I say more! My thoughts and prayers go out to his beloved family.My sincere condolences.Love Shirley

Gary Wolovick

October 9, 2019

We've lost a best friend. No words can express the grief we all feel for his family and ourselves. We need to cherish his memory and be grateful that he was part of our lives and the honor it was to be a part of his.

Donald Ganz

October 8, 2019

I have so many fun memories of hanging out together as young teens...from skipping school and playing wist to New Years Eves at the chinese restaurants...house parties galor...lifting weights in Gary Wolovick's basement and of course PEATY temple meetings and functions...then years later entertaining friends and family out by the pool. Such a generous host ! Such a Mensch ! There's a saying "Live your life the way you want to be remembered" Mark - you will be missed by all those you touched...My heartfelt condolences to all.

Lee-J Mirasolo

October 8, 2019

Mr. Simons was an absolute blast on the softball field. I will fondly remember spring days at Maplewood Park and how he taught and supported all of us. I hardly remember actual plays, but I certainly remember how he made us feel. However, in one game during our last ups, a pop fly was hit over the second baseman's head. Mr. Simons waved the runner into home, assuming there was no chance the ball would be caught. The second-baseman made an unreal catch and threw the runner out for not tagging up. It wasn't the play that mattered; it was the way Mr. Simons reacted to it. Anyone would have made the same call he did, but instead of blaming the situation or the unbelievable play, he took responsibility. He owned something that none of us would have blamed him for in a million years. Mr. Simons not only made softball fun, but he taught me a valuable lesson in taking responsibility for the things I do. As a career coach, I have carried that lesson with me and will continue to do so as long as I live.

Dawn Sudenfield

October 7, 2019

Years back, when my children were young, we would sometimes go out to eat with Mark and Beth. If either child had a loose tooth, he would call them over to look, reach in, and pull it out!
My son once told us that when he grew up, he wanted to marry Mark. He appreciated his generosity and loved his cooking!
I will always cherish our memories. Mark was one of a kind.

Emily Bell

October 7, 2019

In the time that we knew Mark, it was extraordinarily clear that family was everything. He was exceptionally welcoming and kind to his extended “Bell” relatives. We are so very sorry for your loss and will miss him dearly.

Elliot Paull

October 7, 2019

Mark had a big heart, generous to a fault. Everyone he encountered felt his warmth and shared great experiences. His loss will leave a great hole, but I pray that his memory will fill that void.

Cheryl and Mark Goodman

October 7, 2019

We will always remember Mark's smile, his generosity and the way he loved and took care of his family and friends. We also appreciate the way he had the beach chairs set up at the Seacrest so we could all be together! He will be missed tremendously.