John C. Shimon, 75, longtime resident of Iowa City, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at Mercy Iowa City. A celebration of John’s life was held October 12 at the Iowa City VFW, Post 3949.
Memorials in John’s name can be made to the Iowa City Animal Shelter.
Online condolences can be sent to his family through the website at www.gayandciha.com. John Charles Shimon was born Aug. 20, 1938, in Iowa City, the son of Francis S. and Edith (Funk) Shimon. He worked for 18 years at United Technologies Automotive in Iowa City, retiring in 2000. He was a talented musician and enjoyed his time as a band member, especially playing in the Blue Jays with his brothers. John had many friends through the VFW, Eagles and Moose lodges.
His family includes his partner of 23 years, Judy Alberhasky; children, Debra Homes of Vista, Calif., Sherry (Paul) Silva of Iowa City, Teresa (Neil) Ayer of Iowa City, John Shimon Jr. of Fort Madison, Cathy (Brendan) Saunders of Fort Madison, Sara Crocker of Fort Madison, Tim Paul of Iowa City, Jinny (Mike) Bowman of Riverside, Scott (Ivy) Shimon of Cedar Rapids and Jeremy Shimon of Iowa City; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brother, Fred (Barb) Shimon of North Liberty; and Judy’s children, John (Denise) Alberhasky, David (Donna) Alberhasky and their children, and Cindy Parks and her children.