Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
August 10, 2011 11:54 am EDT


MOUNT VERNON — In loving memory of a wonderful husband and father, Damian Marquis Simon, 49, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2011.

He was born Sept. 24, 1961, in Columbus and graduated from Northridge High School/Licking County JVS in 1980. He was employed with the Knox County Highway Department.

He was preceded in death by his father, George M. Simon.

He is survived by his loving wife, Rhonda Simon of 25 years and his wonderful and devoted son, Michael Damian Simon; his mother, Patricia A. Simon; a brother, Joe (Diane) Simon; sisters, Stephanie (Ron) Luellen, Alison (John) Holmes, Maurya (Herb) Veach and Andrea Simon; brother and sisters-in-law include Ken and Rena Hughes of Newark, Jesse and Deb Salyer of Homer, and Victor and Rita Ray of Johnstown; and many nieces and nephews.

Damian was an expert heavy equipment operator; he enjoyed golfing, riding dirt bikes and spending time with his family. Actively involved in his church, the Apostolic Christian Church in Mount Vernon, he was passionate in his work for the Kingdom of God. He had a special love for his mother-in-law, Ettafae Salyer.

The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until the funeral service at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Apostolic Christian Church, 1635 Old Delaware Road, Mount Vernon, with Pastor Duane Kramer officiating. Burial will follow at Greenhill Cemetery in Johnstown.

Private expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Apostolic Christian Church.

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Damian Marquis Simon.

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