Charles F. Simon – Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy

From a contemporary press report:

Charles F. Simon, 79, a retired Interstate Commerce Commission administrative law judge and Naval Reserve lieutenant commander, died of a heart attack December 4, 1998 at a hospital in Ft. Myers, Florida.

A former trial attorney for the Consumer Product Safety Commission, he began serving as an administrative law judge with the Department of Labor in 1974. He later joined the Interstate Commerce Commission and retired from that post in 1980.

 Judge Simon, a lawyer in the private sector during the early part of his career, was a consultant to the Hoover Commission in 1954 and 1955 and with the Federal Trade Commission from 1956 to 1972.

He was an active member of the Christian Businessmen's Committee and an elder at McLean Bible Church.

Judge Simon, who was a native of Door County, Wisconsin, lived in Fairfax and spent his winters at a retirement community in Ft. Myers.

He served in the Navy as a flight instructor during World War II, then later graduated and received a law degree from the University of Wisconsin. He also served more than 30 years in the Naval Reserve, retiring in 1979.

 His wife, Elinor Simon, died in 1993.

Survivors include three sons, Steven C. Simon of Washington, Richard E. Simon of Stevensville, Mich., and John C. Simon of Locust Grove, Va.; a brother; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson.


On December 4, 1998. He is survived by three sons, Steven C., Richard E. and John C. Simon; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild and another expected in February; other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Thursday (today) from 6 to 8 p.m. at MONEY & KING VIENNA FUNERAL HOME, 171 W. Maple Ave., Vienna, VA and on Friday from 12 noon until hour of service at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at 3 p.m. at Arlington National Cemetery.

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