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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