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|Kenneth Alan Simon
Date of Birth: July 12, 1967
Position: Equities Trader
How can I tell you about your father, Kenneth Alan Simon?
Daddy was born in Brooklyn, New York in July of 1967. He was the
first of four children for your Grandparents, Grandma Susie & Grandpa
After graduating from North Rockland H.S., he attended SUNY
Binghamton, where he obtained his degree in Economics. In 1994, Daddy took a position with Cantor Fitzgerald. He loved working there, he
loved his job, he loved his colleagues, but most of all he loved the
fact that he could work hard all day and still make it home early
enough to spend time with you, me and Bailey.
I first met your Dad in September, 1994. We became friends
instantly. We laughed a lot and always talked about our feelings. He
had a special gift of being kind to everyone and the ability to give
strength to others, he had incredible patience and always made
everyone feel at ease.
We were friends for a long time, and one wonderful evening in June of
1996, at the South Street Seaport in NYC, Daddy kissed me and I knew
at that moment that I was going to marry him. In the first weekend in
September, 2001, we took you to that special place where our first
kiss took place. We both wanted to share it with you. It was a very
special time for the three of us.
I loved your Father more than I thought I could ever love anyone. We
were each other’s Best Friend. From the time we began dating, we
talked about having children. Maya, you were in our hearts long
before you were born.
We got married in October of 1998 and decided to start our family
right away. We hoped and prayed for a baby just like you. Our dreams
came true when you entered our lives. Seeing you Father hold you for
the first time was a moment we shared that will never be forgotten.
Daddy melted when he held you and never wanted to let you go. In the
four short months that you had together, you brought a lifetime of
happiness to your Dad.
At your baby naming service, your Father said these wonderful words,
“It has been quite a journey…some highs and some lows, but in the end
all that matters is what we have in our arms and what we have in our
hearts. We are so happy to have the opportunity to begin
another journey with our Maya Rose…now we get to see her first smile,
hear her first giggle and feel her first hugs and kisses. We look
forward to teaching her new things and we also can’t wait to learn
Maya, you have taught me to be strong for the both of us. Our path
of learning must continue together, you and me, hand in hand. We
have the love of others to help us and we need to depend on good
friends and family to share stories about Daddy that I may not know.
Daddy’s legacy will live on in our hearts along with our family…
Grandma Susie, Bubbie, Zaddie, Great Grandma Lil, Great Grandma Rose, Aunt Jenn, Uncle Todd, Aunt Beth, Aunt Mandy, Uncle Joe, Aunt Linda,
Uncle Steve, Aunt Allison, Uncle Michael, Cousins Jaquelin, Phillip &
Riley and Bailey.
September 11, 2001 took away two very special people in our lives,
Grandpa Arthur Simon and your Daddy, Kenneth Alan Simon. Know that they will always be a part of us in everything we do.