SIMON: Age 86, of Oakland, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 5, 2015, Nancy Lichtenstul Simon; Daughter of the late Claire and Alvin Lichtenstul, beloved wife of Richard (Dick) S. Simon for 65 years. Loving mother of Sharon (Donnie) Dunlap of Bluffton, S.C., and Kenneth (Linda) Simon of Presto, Pa. Adored grandmother of Chad and Jessica Simon and Wesley and Kevin Dunlap and devoted sister of Susan and the late Robert Wolf. Nancy was born in Squirrel Hill and attended Colfax School and Mt. Mercy and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in elementary education. Nancy and Dick met on a blind date in August of 1949 and were married four months later. After her children were born, Nancy dedicated herself to a life of volunteerism, first with Women’s American ORT followed by Israel Bonds, Brandeis University Pittsburgh Chapter, the presidency of Ladies Hospital Aid Society of Montefiore Hospital and the LHAS sponsored SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program). She also served on the United Jewish Federation’s women’s board and the Jewish Family & Children’s Service Resettlement program. Rodef Shalom Congregation has proven to be a welcoming retreat for both Nancy and Dick. During her six years of service on the board of trustees, Nancy served as chair of the Cemetery Committee and was a board member for Sisterhood for over 25 years. In 1999, Rodef Shalom honored Nancy and Dick for their service with an Israel Bonds Tribute dinner. And in 2008, the Jewish Association on Aging honored Nancy with their prestigious Eight Over 80 Award. Never one to sit idle, in addition to all of her volunteer work, Nancy was very accomplished in the art of embroidery and eventually became a teacher under Bucky King at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and led the Tuesday sewing group at Rodef Shalom. Her incredibly detailed works are still evident at Rodef Shalom Congregation with her beautiful Torah mantels and banners in Levy Hall. Services were held at Rodef Shalom Congregation. Interment West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Botanical Garden at Rodef Shalom Congregation or to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. schugar.com.