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coptercptn

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It is with great Sadness that I report on the passing of Jon "Too Tall" Simich..
He has been battling cancer for quite a while now...
I was lucky enough to have him as a friend ...

Jon Simich OB
Jon Aaron Simich, 69, of Crystal Lake, passed away January 25, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born in Chicago on February 18, 1947 to Anton and Peggy Simich.
Jon was a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army, serving two terms in Vietnam during his 23 years of service.
He married Valarie on September 20, 1992 in Santa Barbara, CA. They moved to Crystal Lake in 2002 to be close to family.
Jon was an avid photographer and remote control helicopter, plane and model train enthusiast. He loved spending time with his family.
Besides his wife, Valarie, Jon is survived by his daughter ~ Kate Malnarick and grandson ~ Baerett George Jon Malnarick, son ~ Jonathan Aaron Michael Malnarick, and brother ~ Scott Metze.
He was preceded in death by his father ~ Anton Simich, mother ~ Peggy Metze, Stepfather ~ Robert Metze, and stepmother ~ Joann Marie Simich.
A memorial visitation will be Monday, January 30, 2017 from 9 a.m. until 12 noon at Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake, IL.  If you would like to say a few words sharing fond memories, and celebrating Jon’s life, it would be welcomed.

http://www.memorialsolutions.com/si...user_id=1913944

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jon’s name can be made to The Wounded Warrior Project.

https://support.woundedwarriorproje...EoOdBoCjUHw_wcB

Note: Valarie would appreciate it if you know of any mutual friends of Jon’s, if you would pass this information on. Thank You!

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01-27-2017 03:26 AM
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My condolences for the loss of your friend. He sounded like a great guy.

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01-27-2017 11:43 AM
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Will Be Missed..

Always a smile and a big hello , from him and Val at Dalton....

Prayers for the family..

Stan

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01-27-2017 02:12 PM
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Heli143

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Phenix City, AL

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My condolences to his family and many friends.
May he rest in peace.

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01-27-2017 09:04 PM
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Keygrigger

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Mississauga, Ont. Canada

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Our condolences, Jim.

Don and Lily

01-28-2017 05:41 AM
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cabojay

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Kenosha, Wis.. USA

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Too Tall

Jon Simich was the guy that was filming everyone down at IRCHA 2 years ago most of you have meet him. Jon was a great guy and will truly be missed. Blue Sky's Jon!

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01-28-2017 01:20 PM
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marc28

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Sad news, Jon was a very nice man. My condolences to his family and many friends.
May he rest in peace.

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