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Updated: 12/14/2013 08:00:01AM

Simon D’Lima

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Simon D'Lima

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Simon D’Lima, 89, of Venice, Fla., passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.

Simon was born March 18, 1924 in Karachi, Pakistan, to Liberata (Sequeira) and Michael D’Lima.

Simon was educated in Karachi, Pakistan, and earned a Bachelor of Education degree. He taught mathematics at St. Patrick’s High School in Karachi, Pakistan, and went on to become principal of PAF Model School also in Karachi, Pakistan. He then went on to own and operate St Peter’s High School in Karachi, Pakistan. He taught for more than 50 years and had the honor of educating many notable leaders, including the former president of Pakistan.

In his younger years, he played field hockey and became quite proficient. He was a world traveler and enjoyed watching old Western movies, dancing and dining out, and regularly attended church every day.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Olive (Thomas) D’Lima, one brother and three sisters.

Survivors include his son Glenn (wife, Kelley) D’Lima of Venice, Fla.; son Michael D’Lima of Hollywood Fla.; daughter, Marilyn Khan (husband, Khalil) of Karachi, Pakistan; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, especially Marie Braganza (husband, Darryl) and Regina Gonsalves.

Services: Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel, is handling arrangements. To share a memory, visit:

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice at: