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Simon Gelber - Old Haberdashers' Cricket Club

January 2nd, 2020

With sadness we inform you that Simon Gelber of Old Haberdashers' Cricket Club passed away at 3.30pm on New Year's Day.

Simon suffered a rupture of the aorta on Christmas Day and, following 20 hours of surgery, his medical team were unable to improve his condition and he passed away on New Year's Day.

OHCC held a Christmas Dinner on the 20th December where Simon was talking of his excitement of another cricket season in 2020 and the Club are all devastated by this tragic news.  

Simon was a champion for OHCC for over 40 years and his passing will leave a huge void in our club. He is the reason the Club have an annual Lord's dinner and Devon tours and moulded the club into what it is today.

Simon’s Funeral will be a private family affair that will be held in North London w/c 13-Jan.Sue and the Family of course know how much esteem he was held in by his many business and recreational friends, they are planning an ‘All Welcome’ Memorial Service to be held on Saturday 8th February at 11.30amto enable all those who wish to attend to gather in greater comfort.The venue will be Haberdashers Askes Boys School, Butterfly Lane, Elstree. Refreshments will follow the service. Full details will be posted when available.

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