Simion Cocirteu, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away peacefully after a short illness on January 16, 2022 at the age of 95, two weeks short of his 96th birthday.
Simion was born on February 2, 1926 in Bolvasnita, Romania. With the help of God, he survived a world war and many hardships that befell the country and his family throughout the years. Simion worked the land and raised two sons, Petru and Timotei, with his wife Maria. He was an integral part of his church and community, living his faith by example. In 1986 Simion emigrated from Romania to the United States, following his sons.
Here Simion continued to be a blessing to his family and the community. Among the many lessons he taught us, gratitude, contentment and patience were at the forefront and he was blessed with a long life living to see and enjoy his large happy family.
Simion is survived by his loving wife of 74 years, Maria; brother, Ion; many nieces and nephews; sons, Petru (Veronica) and Timotei (Chivuta); grandchildren, Cosmin (Ruth), Simina (Radu), Christina (Alin), Corina (Daniel); nine great grandchildren and their extended families.
Simion's wisdom and devotion to his family will be greatly missed. We love you 'Bunu'.
Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die. JOHN 11:25
Funeral service will be held at 10 A.M. on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Akron, Ohio 44319 with Pastor Valentin Tent officiating. Family and friends may call on Friday from 5 to 9 P.M. Interment will take place at East Liberty Cemetery.To leave a special message online for the family, visit our website at www.schermesserfh.com.
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