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Roger J. Simon

March 27, 1937 — August 2, 2022

WOODLAND – Roger J. Simon, 88, returned to his Father in Heaven in the afternoon of August 2, 2022, at Fort Kent Hospital, following a period of declining health. He was born in Allagash on March 27, 1934, the only son of Ronald J. and Gladys (Kelly) Simon. His father was Chief Fire Warden and he spent much of his childhood through early adulthood as a lumberjack.  He married Shirley (Ouellete) in 1953 and they spent their early married years with the Forestry Service, stationed on Rocky Mountain with their son's James & Steven and then later at Estcourt Station after their children Carrie and Dale were born.  The family then moved to Caribou in 1963, and made their home in Woodland in 1967.  He owned and operated Roger J. Simon and Sons Trucking and Logging, along with Simon’s Trailer Park with his wife Shirley, which served as home to many young Loring AFB families. Roger was a true entrepreneur at heart starting many other service businesses such as earthwork, well drilling and asphalt paving to name a few. He mentored many into the trucking industry. They built their camp on Little Madawaska Lake in the early 1970’s where the entire family and friends enjoyed spending time together.  Boating, fishing and fun was had by all.  He was a longtime member of the Caribou United Baptist Church. Roger was predeceased by his parents Ronald and Gladys of Allagash, his wife Shirley of 57 years and his sister Leila (Simon) Doubek of Brunswick.  He is survived by his children, Roger James Simon and wife Diane of Woodland, Ronald Steven Simon of Stockholm, Carrie Strelka and husband Mark of Fort Fairfield, Franklin Dale Simon, his wife Daryla and their pup Stella who Roger loved dearly of Cross Lake, and Sheila (Simon) Aleman and husband Esequiel, Jr of Fitchburg, MA, grandchildren, Jamie, Keith, Levi, Jessica, Heather, Cher, Harley, Ashlee, Carli, Sarah, Frank, Victoria, and Esequiel Nathaniel, numerous great grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews, and his companion of 11 years, Irene Levesque of Woodland, who the family would like to thank for the care she provided Dad. Family and Friends are invited to Memorial Graveside services (per Roger’s wishes) to be held at 2pm on Sunday, August 7, 2022, at the Evergreen Cemetery, Caribou, with Pastor Michael Sullivan officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory can be made to the United Baptist Church, 74 High St, Caribou, ME 04736.

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