Patrick Lynn Simon, 35, departed this life on November 28, 2014, at home after a long illness.

Patrick was born on September 24, 1979, in Las Vegas, Nevada, the son of Mike and Donna Simon . Patrick attended school in Alamo and Minden, Nevada, and graduated from Douglas High School.

At the age of 13, Patrick joined the East Fork Fire District, Douglas Engine Company as a cadet and grew up at Station One. Whenever he heard the fire alarm, Patrick would sneak out of bed, hop on his bike, and head for the station. Patrick was the ultimate firefighting cadet. Thanks to Douglas Las, his many mentors and lifelong friends, firefighting was his passion. He dedicated his life to a career in firefighting and emergency medical services.

Patrick worked for the Nevada Forest District, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and eventually came to Ely as the White Pine County Emergency Medical Services Coordinator until he retired in December 2009.

Growing up, Patrick loved his family, music, outings in the mountains, camping, fishing and hunting. He loved riding bikes, skateboards and worked tirelessly at executing the perfect kick flip. He was the voice of his brother’s baseball games and often had the players laughing. Patrick had a quick wit that  his family will truly miss.

Patrick is preceded in death by his grandparents, Bob (Bubba) and Norma Simon, and his grandfather, Lynn Day (Grandpa Dee). He is survived by his parents, Mike and Donna, his brother Scotty (Monica), a grandmother in Downey, ID, many aunts, uncles and cousins, and his nephews, Shea and Kipp. Shea was his best bud and lovingly called his mini-me.

Funeral services will be Friday, December 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ely LDS Stake Center, 900 Ave E, Ely, NV. Friends and family may visit prior too the service in the relief society room at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be at the Ely City Cemetery.Patrick Simon1