Obituary: Bob Simoneaux

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Robert Ross "Bob" Simoneaux, 64, of West Chester, Pennsylvania, died on Monday, January 11, 2010, after a long illness. He was co-owner, with his wife, Kathleen Yates Simoneaux, of Chester Country Book & Music Company in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Simoneaux's career in the book business, which began at age 18, included positions at Curtis Circulation Company, Pocket Books, Bayou News, and Fawcett Books. He also worked at one time as a police officer in New Orleans.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Parrish, Troy, and Brandon Simoneaux, and seven grandchildren, all of New Orleans.

Visitation and a memorial service will be held on Friday, January 29, in West Chester at DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to West Chester Area Senior Center, 530 E. Union St., West Chester, PA 19382 or Neighborhood Hospice, 400 E. Marshall St., West Chester, PA 19380.