On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, our eldest brother, Paul E. Simard, Jr., passed away at the N.C. State Veterans Home in Black Mountain, NC. He was 65.
Paul was born on March 19, 1955 in Holyoke, Mass., to Paul and Allyene Palmer Simard.
Paul graduated from Harwich H.S. in 1973 and entered the U.S. Air Force soon thereafter. Paul was very proud of his 6 years of service in base security. He moved to Seattle, WA in the 1980s. He worked in the city’s traffic management division for a time, and later in restaurant management. Paul moved to Candler, NC in 2009. He received an AS degree in IT Security from Asheville-Buncombe Technical College. Unfortunately, Paul’s health began declining soon thereafter.
Paul is survived by brother, Chris, of Candler, NC; brother, Peter, of Atlanta, GA; sister, Jane, of Boston, MA; and youngest brother, Jonathan of Hadley, MA.
Paul was preceded in death by our father, Paul Simard, Sr.;our mother, Allyene Simard; and our infant brother, Joseph.
Paul will finally rest at the Western Carolina Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain, NC.
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