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Mark W. Simons

April 20, 1964 December 28, 2018
Mark W. Simons
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Obituary for Mark W. Simons

Mark Walter Simons died after a long battle with cancer on December 28, 2018 at the age of 54.
Mark is survived by his wife Pamela J. Kuzniar and their children Sophia J. Simons, Kate Alexandra, Pamela A. Izvanariu, and his brother Peter Simons. He is preceded in death by his Father Walter F. Simons (1924-2008) and Mother Helen M. (Nielsen) Simons (1922-2014) and his sister Lorel F. Simons (1951-1969).
Mark was born on April 20, 1964 in Elmwood Park to Wally and Helen Simons. The family moved to Deerfield when Mark was two years old. Mark graduated from Deerfield High School in 1982. He went on to graduate Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Illinois State University in 1986. He attended graduate school at Northwestern University and received a Master of Arts in English in 1987 and a Master of Arts in Radio, TV and Film in 1988. He worked at J.P. Simons, a company established by his grandfather, and eventually returned to school. In 2002 Mark received his Juris Doctor, Cum Laude from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He married Pamela J. Kuzniar in 2002.
Mark practiced Family Law in Lake County Illinois and was respected by his peers and often appointed to represent children by the Court. Mark was an accomplished musician and often participated in the Bar Association variety show. He loved writing music and performing. His priority however was family and he was a loving and devoted father.
A visitation will be held on Friday, January 4, 2019 from 10:00 am until time of memorial service at 11:00 am at Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home, 1787 Deerfield Road, Highland Park, Illinois for close family and friends to celebrate Mark’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter (orphansofthestrom.org) or the American Civil Liberties Union (aclu.org). The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, caregivers and staff at the Cardinal Bernadine Cancer Center at Loyola Medicine and Journey Care Hospice for their care, efforts and dedication.
For info or directions please contact Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home at 847-831-4260.


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Visitation

Friday

4

Jan

10:00 AM 1/4/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/4/2019 11:00:00 AM
Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home - Crematory

1787 Deerfield Road
Highland Park, IL 60035

Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home - Crematory
1787 Deerfield Road Highland Park 60035 IL
United States

Memorial Service

Friday

4

Jan

11:00 AM 1/4/2019 11:00:00 AM
Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home - Crematory

1787 Deerfield Road
Highland Park, IL 60035

Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home - Crematory
1787 Deerfield Road Highland Park 60035 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Orphans of The Storm

2200 Riverwoods Rd
Riverwoods, IL 60015

American Civil Liberties Union

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