Former RESNA President Simon Margolis Dies

Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 1:30pm
Category: 
General

Longtime assistive technology leader and advocate Simon Margolis died on July 25, 2016.  Simon served as RESNA's President from 2002 to 2004. He was a founder of NCART, the National Coalition for Advanced Rehab Technology, where he served on the board of directors, and a founder of NRRTS, where he also served on the board of directors and as its President. He also served as NRRTS executive director for 7 years until his retirement in August 2013. As NCART's executive director Don Clayback stated, "In all these positions, Simon's passion and dedication had a common goal:  protecting and improving access to high quality individually configured equipment that people with disabilities rely on and ensuring it was provided by qualified professionals and organizations."  He was a tireless advocate for consumers and for the AT profession.

RESNA offers it deepest condolences to Simon's wife Marcia, his daughter and son-in-law Erica and Tyler Negrini.  In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation made in Simon's name to either Bet Shalom Synagogue, 13613 Orchard Road, Hopkins, MN  55305 or to an animal humane society of your choice.