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Michael J. Simon of Runnemede, Retired Philadelphia Police Officer and Camden County Investigator

Michael J. Simon, "Mike", on September 19, 2021, of Runnemede. Age 76.

Beloved husband of Virginia "Gina" (nee Zirilli). Loving and devoted father of Michael J. Simon III. Loving Pop of Isabella Skidmore (Cavin) and Sophia Simon and great grandpop of Rosalie Skidmore. Dear son of the late Michael and Mary (nee Laino) Simon.

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Mike joined the Philadelphia Police Department in October 1965. He served the people of Philadelphia of 25 years until December 1990, when he retired with the rank of Sergeant. He served proudly with the men and women in Philadelphia and rose through the ranks of Corporal, Detective, and Sergeant. Some of his many assignments were the Accident Investigation Division (A.I.D.), Detective, Plainclothes, and Ethics Accountability Division (E.A.D.). Upon his retirement Mike worked as an investigator with Camden County in the Child Support Unit for 16 years, a job he came to enjoy. When he finally retired in June of 2007, he loved talking to people. He had so many stories to share and there was always a good laugh at the end.

Mike was very outspoken about things he was passionate about and wasn't afraid to stand up for what he believed in. He stopped layoffs for the Runnemede Borough Police Department, where his family lives. He also had the rank of Captain reinstated, which had been dismissed from the ranks. He has always served the people in one way or another. Most of all Mike loved his family. Above all else his family always came first. Mike was a Gold Member of the Fraternal Order of Police for 53 years. He was a member of the Runnemede Seniors Club and fought for senior's rights. He was a member of the Runnemede-Bellmawr-Glendora Rotary Club as well as the NRA.

There will be a viewing from 10:15am to 11:15am Saturday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE.

Funeral Mass 12 noon Saturday at Holy Child Parish, St. Teresa RC Church, Runnemede.

Entombment New St. Mary's Mausoleum, Bellmawr.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mike's name may be made to St. Teresa School, 27 E. Evesham Road, Runnemede, NJ 08078 or the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.