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Melvin Joseph Simon

September 19, 1940 — December 29, 2021

Rynella - Private services will be held at a later date for Melvin Joseph Simon, 81, who passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, in New Iberia.


Mr. Simon was born in Lafayette, Louisiana on September 19, 1940 to the late Gladu and Jeanne Broussard Simon, and was a 1959 graduate of Redemptorist High School in Baton Rouge. He worked as a salesman all of his life, and loved working with computers and operating his HAM radio (his handle was WD5CAE). He also enjoyed family get-togethers, and hosted a 4th of July party every year for the past 30 years, always serving rabbit stew!

Mr. Simon is survived by his loving wife, Esther Simon; two daughters, Anna Daigle (Greg), and Ruth Crotty (Wes), all of New Iberia; two sons, Melvin Simon, Jr. (Kathy) of Indian Head, MD, and Ronald Simon (Lorri) of St. Thomas, USVI; eight grandchildren, Heather Ross (Jeff), Brian Simon (Tabatha), Robert Simon (Missy), Stephen Simon (Amanda), Tina Kelly (fiancé' T.J. Massey), Ryan Simon, Morgan Simon, and Chance Daigle; great-grandchildren, Aiden and Addison Simon, Leo Simon, and Lilian Ross; four siblings, James Simon (Kelle) of Dallas, Gloria Herring of Montecello, MS, Pamala Jarreau (Daryl) of Walker, and Marie Simon of Walker.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Laura Hurley.

Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560, (337-365-3331) is in charge of arrangements.

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