Virginia (Borrelli) Simon

June 14, 1932 ~ October 9, 2019 (age 87)


Virginia (Borrelli) Simon, 87, of Leechburg, PA, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights.

A daughter of the late Louis Borrelli and Mary (Delfini) Borrelli, she was born June 14, 1932, in McKeesport.

Virginia had worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone Co. For over 10 years, she was also employed as a baker by the IGA in Leechburg.  She was a very active member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Leechburg.  She was an avid bingo player who enjoyed cooking, baking, going to the casinos and staying active in general.

Survivors include her son, Dr. Mark Simon, DDS, of Torrence, CA; a daughter, Lisa M. Shanta (Dale) of Freeport, PA; three grandchildren, Jora Mechling, Madison Shanta and Christian Shanta; a great-grandson, Ronan Bann; and a brother, Mathew Borrelli in Ashburn, VA.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, G. Paul Simon on July 9, 2017; and a brother, Dan Borrelli.

Private entombment was held on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 at Greenwood Mausoleum.  Friends are invited to attend funeral ceremonies held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 358 Main St., Leechburg, with Rev. James V. Arter III officiating.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051).

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church at the address given above.

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Funeral ceremonies
October 17, 2019

11:00 AM
First Evangelical Lutheran Church
358 Main Street
Leechburg, PA 15656

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