Earl Edward Simon

October 22, 1931November 18, 2021

Earl E. Simon, age 90, of Dartmouth, passed away Thursday, November 18, 2021 unexpectedly at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford.

Born in Lawrence, MA on October 22, 1931, the son of the late Earl W. and Lillian (Elander) Simon, he attended Methuen and No. Andover Public Schools. He was a graduate of the University of Lowell and earned his Master’s Degree from Salem State College in Elementary School Administration.

Mr. Simon served as a Principal in Andover Public Schools and later in Dartmouth until his retirement. While in Andover, he served as a member of the town Recreation Committee and President of the Andover male Choir.

He was a United States Navy Veteran, who served as a Hospital Corpsman with the 2nd and 3rd Marine Divisions during the Korean War. Earl enjoyed all sports and was especially fond of playing horseshoes at which he was well accomplished.

His family of which he was extremely proud of consists of his wife of 60 years Joyce (Mowat) Simon; three sons; Eric Simon and his wife Susan of Fairhaven, Kurt Simon and his wife Jen of Dighton and Christopher Simon and his wife Antoinette of Dartmouth; one daughter Beth Macedo of Fairhaven; eight grandchildren Eric, Taylor, Hailey, Ross, Heather, Evan, Ben and Blakely; six great grandchildren and a sister Linda Monahan and her husband Jim of Bedford, NH.

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Tom Kelly

November 23, 2021

My wife, Anne, and I would like to express our deepest sympathy on the passing of Earl Simon. I first met Earl in July of 1975 when I was hired to work for him as the assistant principal of the Potter School. It was my first administrative assignment and I was lucky that Earl was my boss. He welcomed me to the School and fully supported my transition to administration. Earl was a fine administrator who was very well liked and respected by everyone who worked with him. He taught me a great deal about how to work effectively with all of the groups at the school: teachers and support staff, other district administrators, community members, parents and, of course, students. He understood the importance of a strong community culture in the success of a school and worked very hard to achieve it. Due to his leadership, Potter School had the best parent involvement in the district. He led by being open to new ideas and supportive of the good ones. He worked hard for harmony but was very good at resolving dis-harmony. He had a great sense of humor which permeated through the school and helped everyone on the staff during difficult times. The staff used to get a kick out of the days when Earl and I would ride our mopeds across town to get to Potter. It was an adventure then and today it would certainly be hazardous, but we enjoyed the ride together when the weather was nice. I owe a lot to Earl's mentorship, both in improving my professional capacity, and in helping me to understand and relate to the other members of our school community. I appreciate the interest he took in helping me to become a better educator. He did that for a lot of people. He will be missed.

Shawn Rezendes

November 20, 2021

Deepest sympathy to Mrs. Simon and the entire family. Mr. Simon was a great friend, neighbor and person that we all were so fortunate to have in our lives. Full of knowledge and life, we will always remember him. Rest In Peace