Morris “Moe” Simon passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 9th. Moe was born on May 17, 1939 to the late Ida and David Simon. He grew up in Stanton Heights and graduated from Peabody High School in 1957. His entrepreneurial spirit, along with his drive and ambition, led him to open the Original Hot Dog Shop along with his brother Sydney in 1960. The “O” went on to become legendary within the Oakland community as well as the city of Pittsburgh. His passions were spending time and traveling with family, horse races at the Meadows, junkets to Vegas and enjoying his wife’s extraordinary cooking (especially her stuffed pepper soup and homemade apple pies). However, his greatest accomplishment would be falling in love and marrying the love of his life, his wife of 59 years, Marian (Vogel) Simon.
Moe is survived by his wife Marian; Son Glenn Simon; Daughters Dianne Pampena (Frank) and Cheryl Hoffman (Jeff); Brother of Rosalyn and the late James BrisBois and the late Sydney and Esther Simon; Brother-in-Law of the late Doris and James Cone and the late Arthur and surviving wife Karen Vogel; Loving Grandfather of Frankie Pampena, Gianna Alberti, Nick Pampena and Michael Alberti and step grandchildren Ashley Pampena, Krysta Marinclin (Kyle), Caren Hoffman and Sam Hoffman; Great-Grandfather of Roman Clickner as well as many loving nieces, nephews, friends, the late Debbie Vesce and his loving dog Reese.
The Service will be private due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions. A celebration of life will be planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association in his honor.