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Robert Simon overlooks Washington Plaza at Lake Anne, where Reston’s opening ceremony was held in 1965. Simon died Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 at home at Lake Anne in Reston. He was 101.

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Robert E. Simon, 101, Reston Founder, Dies

Reston founder’s legacy remains immortal.

Paul Hartke invited Bob Simon on his pontoon boat on Lake Audubon when Simon was in his 90s. “He stood on the back of the pontoon boat and we revved the motor and he beamed, ‘This makes you feel like a kid.’ That’s what kept him going I think.'”


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