Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Dr. Arthur B. Simon

July 19, 1939 - July 8, 2018


Date and Time

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM


Emanuel Congregation
5959 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660


Cantor Michelle Drucker Friedman


Rosehill Cemetery
5800 North Ravenswood Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60660
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Saks Residence
89 Evergreen Court
Deerfield, Illinois 60015
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Tuesday and Wednesday 7PM - 9:30PM

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Memorial Contributions

Chicago Architecture Foundation
224 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60604
The Jewish World Congress
501 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10022
The Field Museum of Natural History
1400 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Charity of one's choice


Dr. Arthur B. Simon, age 78

Beloved husband of Judith nee Okrent for over 50 years. Devoted father of Marlene (Dr. Brad) Saks, Joel (Julie) Simon and Dr. Karen (David Zasloff) Simon. Proud grandfather of Ethan, Caleb, Sabrina, Lily, Isaac, Ava and Eli. Dear brother of Barbara (Dr. Eugene) Ridberg. Born in New York City on July 19, 1939, Dr. Simon grew up in St Louis and Chicago. He graduated from Hyde Park High School in 1957, and received his MD degree from The University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1964. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. After a two-year assignment in the Heart Disease Control Program of the US Public Health Service and a Cardiology Fellowship at Duke University, he joined the faculty of the University of Michigan Medical School. In 1979 he was appointed Associate Medical Director of the Division of Cardiology at Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati, specializing in critical cardiac care and clinical electrophysiology. He became Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1985. He subsequently joined Comprehensive Cardiology Consultants, Inc. until his retirement in 2001. He was a Fellow of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and a charter member of the North American Association of Pacing and Electrophysiology. He published numerous manuscripts in refereed medical journals, book chapters, & patient education materials. Never tiring of sharing information with others, after retirement he became a docent at Robie House, the Glessner House and The Field Museum of Natural History. An enthusiastic amateur photographer and traveler, he decorated the walls of his home and office with a photographic record of his family's travels. He was a long-term member and past president of the Cincinnati Color Slide Club. Service Tuesday 11 AM at Emanuel Congregation, 5959 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660. Interment Rosehill. Memorials to Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60604,, the Jewish World Congress, 501 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022,, The Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60605, or a charity of one's choice would be appreciated. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel 847.229.8822,


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Belinda Graves

The world is an infinitely better place for Arthur B. Simon having been on it.

Teresa Harper

I am so happy Dr Simon and I stayed in touch over the years. He had invited me up to th museum for a tour. He had so many patients that still come in the office asking if I hear from Dr Simon and shares memories . Nothing but wonderful memories. Judy. And all of your precious family are in our prayers we are praying for your comfort
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