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Albert Simon

September 29, 1927 ~ August 21, 2018 (age 90)
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Albert Simon, 90, of Greensburg, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Bethlen Home, Ligonier, after a short illness. He was born Sept. 29, 1927, in McKeesport, a son of the late John and Esther (Toronyi) Simon. He married Linda Nessler in 1986 and subsequently moved from McKeesport to Greensburg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Emory; his sister, Elizabeth Banasky; and brothers, James and John. Survivors include his wife, Linda. His extended loving family includes nieces, Betty Tassoney, Margaret Simon (Larry) and Sally Buchleitner (Gene); nephews, Alex Banes (Ann), Jack Simon, Andy Simon and predeceased, Jane Krajewski. Albert was always the quiet intellectual and often the "smartest guy in the class." He graduated from McKeesport High School in 1945. He served in the Army in Germany in postwar operations and was assigned warehouse material coordinator with many former German officers dutifully reporting to him. After military service, Albert received his bachelor of science degree from Waynesburg University and his master of science in chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. Following graduate studies at the Mellon Institute of Science, he then had a long and successful career as a chemist at US Steel, researching coal byproducts and pollution control. Following retirement, he worked in engineering consulting with industrial clients in Korea and Japan. He travelled often to ensure clean water to much of the Three Rivers and Ohio Valley populations. He was a member of the American Chemical Society. Albert was always intellectually curious. When color television was introduced, he built a working color TV from electronic components purchased from HealthKit. He guided his young nephew in ideas, including how to assemble a time capsule module for future generations and he doted on his other nieces and nephews. Albert was a loving husband. All who knew him recognized his gentleness and kindness to others. He was interested in genealogy, and with his wife, Linda, they compiled data on many family members. Albert met Linda at ballroom dancing classes; following their marriage they enjoyed going out dancing with friends, Steelers games, traveling and studying history of Civil War battlefields. All services are private. LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg, is in charge of arrangements. The family wishes to thank Redstone at Home, Home Instead, Bethlen Home and Heartland Hospice staff for the care they gave Albert over the past few years. 

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