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Richard Leo “Dick” Simon

Birth
New York, USA
Death 29 Jul 1960 (aged 61)
Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Ashes scattered over Stamford estate
Memorial ID 156562154 · View Source
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Son of Leo and Anna (Meier) Simon. Visionary publishing giant -- with Max Schuster, co-founder of Simon & Schuster, their first publication being a 1924 crossword puzzle compilation book with a pencil attached. Mr. Simon was known for nurturing up-and-coming writers and for introducing the "Little Golden Books" that became cherished staple kiddie lit of generations of American children. Educated at Columbia University, he was also a highly regarded classical pianist, and amateur photographer. Father of opera singer Joanna Simon, Broadway composer and folk singer Lucy Simon, rock-pop singer-songwriter Carly Simon, and photographer Peter Simon. Husband of Andrea Heinemann Simon. Brother of Alfred, Henry and George Simon, and Elizabeth Simon Seligmann.


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  • Created by: Sharry Blazier
  • Added: 31 Dec 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 156562154
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Leo “Dick” Simon (6 Mar 1899–29 Jul 1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 156562154, ; Maintained by Sharry Blazier (contributor 46831048) Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Ashes scattered over Stamford estate.