Ashot “Sam” Simonian

Ashot “Sam” Simonian

February 24, 1924 - February 18, 2014

Ashot “Sam” Simonian

February 24, 1924 - February 18, 2014


Ashot “Sam” Simonian, 89, passed in peace and went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in Newport Beach, California. He was born on February 24, 1924 to Taguhi Marcarian and Ferdinand Simonian in Tehran, Iran. He met and married Donna Mae Bauer in December 1953 and went on to have 8 children.

In 1958 he started a typewriter and adding machine business, Universal Typewriter, which is still thriving today. Ashot was an avid fisherman, hunter, and he loved the outdoors. He passed on his adventuresome spirit and love of the outdoors to his children who also love nature, camping, boating, waterskiing and riding motorcycles. Ashot stayed active and exercised every day and at the young age of 89 you would often see him riding his 3 wheel bike on the streets of Huntington Beach.

Survivors include his 8 children, Linda Simonian, Cindy Simonian, Teri Robertson, Jeff Simonian, Steven Simonian, Sondra Colby, Connie Der Torossian and Craig Simonian, and 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews other relatives and many great friends.

Ashot was preceded in death by his wife Donna; parents; his grand parents; and brother Haigus Simonian and sister Hilda Aghabegian.

The Family is planning a private celebration of his life. Online condolences can be left on the O’Connor Mortuary memorial tribute at

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to his nieces’ nonprofit organization For the Animals at, PO Box 244, Wildomar, CA 92595 or his other favorite charity Ducks Unlimited at

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14 responses to Ashot “Sam” Simonian

  1. George Paul says:

    Sam was one of the nicest people. We never lose the people we love. They live with us in our hearts for the rest of our lives.

    “Good Dads are like stars… You don’t always see them, but you know they are always there.”
    We wish you and yours all the best

    The Paul family, George, Barbara, Bryan and Brittany

  2. Lit a candle in memory of Ashot “Sam” Simonian

  3. sara remmey says:

    My prayers are with you all for the loss of your precious father. We will all see him again one day in heaven with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! It was a privilege and honor to meet some of his family at the hospital. I’m praying for peace and comfort for you all. Sending Armenian hugs! Sara Bogosian Remmey (friend of Sondra).

  4. Scott Miller says:

    The world lost a good man. I will always remember Uncle Sam’s love of the outdoors and sense of adventure. I wish peace, love, and comfort to all my Simonian cousins.

    With Love,
    Scott Miller

  5. I feel so fortunate to have such a great last memory with Grandpa Sam at the wedding last summer. He was a great man and we were all lucky to have known him. RIP Grandpa Sam

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