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Dennis Paul Simons
  • June 15, 1945
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  • July 15, 2021

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Dennis Paul Simons, 76, of Ormond Beach, Florida passed away on July 15, 2021 at Halifax Hospice in Ormond Beach. Dennis was born on June 15, 1945 in Oswego, New York. He was the middle child of five to parents Howard and Elsie Simons. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. After that he attended/graduated Rochester Business Institute, Empire State College and Niagara University.

In his early career he was Vice President of sales at Advanced Training Center Inc. in Buffalo, N.Y.  In 1989 he started U.S. 1 Home Crafters Inc., and in 1991 SKEET’R BEAT’R screens in Ormond Beach and the surrounding areas of Volusia County. This family-owned business is still in operation. His hobbies included playing golf regularly, watching Nascar races and playing the guitar, which all gave him great joy and peace of mind.

Dennis was predeceased by sister Patricia Muldoon, brother Richard Simons and David “Kim” Simons.

Dennis is survived by his wife Marylou Simons of 52 years; daughter Tracy Norman and her husband Scott Norman of York, South Carolina; son Chad Simons and his wife Katie Simons of Port Orange, Florida; sister Jill Roof of Cicero, N.Y. and many nieces and nephews. He was a beloved husband, father, and brother, who will forever be remembered as the consummate provider, loveable jokester, and the rock of his immediate and extended family.

Services will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Baldwin Brothers Heritage Place, 1185 W. Granada Blvd. #11, Ormond Beach, FL 32174. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Dennis’ memory to Halifax Hospice in Ormond Beach in his name.


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Location:
Baldwin Brothers Heritage Place
1185 W. Granada Blvd. #11, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
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Date & Time:
July 31, 2021 at 2:30 PM



Visitation

Times:
July 31, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM



Location:
Baldwin Brothers Ormond Beach


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  1. 21 Jul 2021
    Z2ua lit a candle:
    Lit since July 21, 2021 at 7:09:31 PM

  2. 20 Jul 2021
    Karen Wright says:
    Sending my deepest love and condolences to Mary Lou, Tracy, and Chad. He will be greatly missed. Growing up I always looked forward to my energetic Uncle Skip coming to visit or getting to go to Fl to his beautiful homes. He was my favorite dance partner (last was Eddie Money concert) and gave me the best hugs. I will always remember our card games at grandma’s house and him always having something with an engine for us kids to get on. I appreciated his tough love talks and his laugh. May he be at peace and with his family again.

  3. 20 Jul 2021
    Karen lit a candle:
    Lit since July 20, 2021 at 7:47:01 PM

  4. 20 Jul 2021
    Allison Roof says:
    Uncle Skip will be missed dearly- no one can bring the energy to a room like he did. His smile, hugs, and vivacity were unmatched. The days at nanny's all together were a great memory I'll always remember when I visit the house. I am thankful he has the crew waiting for him on the other side.

  5. 20 Jul 2021
    Jill Simons-Roof lit a candle:
    Lit since July 20, 2021 at 7:04:09 AM

  6. 20 Jul 2021
    Jill Simons-Roof says:
    My big brother always looking out for me - I have many fond memories growing up . He reminded me often that my mother used to put a million "petty coats" on me when I was little, and then he'd laugh. He had a distinct, infectious laugh for sure and a huge smile.
    I remember his love of vehicles, and countless hours of him cleaning, buffing, waxing etc when I was little. He helped me learn how to ice skate - flung me across the rink lol! He helped me learn to ride a bike, same technique, but it worked. The one thing I loved, and my own kids still talk about, is his love of dancing. He was an incredible dancer, and loved all kinds of music; from doing the twist, jitterbug, to disco - he owned the floor.
    Last we spoke, we talked about Fair Haven State Park and the great family reunions. I think now you'll be having one in Heaven. We had some great memories along the way.
    I remember when he brought Mary Lou to our house, and then was married before I knew it - he knew he was a lucky man and always told told me so- anytime we talked. He lived life to it's fullest, and for that I admire him. We had our moments, as all siblings do, but they never lasted long - no matter what, we loved each other.
    He was a loving, proud father to Chad and Tracy. He glowed when he spoke of them, and enjoyed each of them for their own accomplishments and traits. He loved their spouses, Katie and Scott, and always spoke highly of them.
    I wish there was more time, but god had other plans for you. I love you and will miss you. I feel a hole left in my heart, there is no one to ask now on what things used to be like so many years ago. I'm sure you're with Mom, Dad, Biff, Patti, and Dave (Kim) . You don't have to suffer anymore, and for that I'm glad.
    Rest in peace big brother, until we meet again.....

  7. 19 Jul 2021
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  8. 18 Jul 2021
    Danielle and Jason says:
    Our love and prayers are with you.

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