ASI’s Marc Simone tragically killed in accident

Hit by vehicle while training for a charity event

ASI Solutions' Marc Simone lost his life while training for a charity event

ASI Solutions' Marc Simone lost his life while training for a charity event

ASI Solutions NSW IT education manager, Marc Simone, lost his life over the weekend while training for a charity event in April.

Simone was cycling on the M4 motorway in Sydney on February 16 at 7:30am, when he was hit by a vehicle and died at the scene.

ASI Solutions said, in a statement, that Simone “was an amazing person. He was always happy lifting spirits of those around him and always unselfish, honest and ethical. Simone was seen to be a leader and a mentor to those around him.”

ASI Solutions hopes to raise money for the charity, Mission Australia, that Simone was aiming to help.

It will be contributing to the charity, in addition to arranging an IT industry function to raise money for it.

“His charity ride to Darwin was his dream to help homeless young people. We will continue his journey by raising funds. His family would be proud of all that he has achieved. Today is a very sad day for all at ASI,” ASI Solutions managing director and chairman, Ken Lowe, said.

Mission Australia helps young homeless people and Simone had decided to cycle from Sydney to Darwin in April this year – a 4000km cycle ride.

On November 14 last year, he posted a statement online about the importance of children having a loving home and proper basic education.

On any given night in Australia, 105,000 people are homeless, and nearly half of these people are under the age of 25, he wrote.

“Australia has one of the world’s strongest economies. We are a prosperous nation with one of the lowest unemployment rates in the world, yet youth homelessness is increasing. How does this make sense?

“I want to make more people aware of this issue, so that we as a nation can work towards helping unprivileged children have a life to look forward to,” he said.

Simone leaves behind a wife and two young children.

Prior to working as an IT professional in the education space, supporting schools, teachers and students with the 21st century classroom, he was a pre-school teacher.

ASI Solutions, Simone’s education contacts, the IT industry and ARN sends its condolences to Simone’s family and friends.

If readers wish to support Simone’s fund raising cause, please donate to www.everydayhero.com.au/marcsimone.

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15 Comments

Michael

1

RIP Marc

lhatzidis

2

It's a very sad day at ASI today. We miss Marc and his positive and infectious personality. A tragic loss for all especially for his family.

Ahmed

3

A genuinely nice and humble man.
You will be missed Marc... Rest in peace mate!!

Ahmmad Issa

4

R.I.P Marc, You will be missed!

Nariman K

5

I am writing to extend my deepest sympathies
to Marc's family and all his friends. I am very sad to hear this tragic news as he was such a wonderful man. God bless his soul.

Nima

6

You were a professional in every sense of the word and a mentor. My deepest condolences to the Simone family.

Kylie Segaert

7

If Mrs Simone is reading this, or anyone who knows the family, could you please contact me via www.sydneycyclist.com , where you will find my profile under the name of Kylie (you may have to 'befriend' me to message me). We are a large network of cyclists, who were saddened to hear of the loss of a brother, and I'm sure we can do something to help you out at this awful time. I would like to ask your permission before pasting your Everyday Hero details on our website.

Eugen S

8

My deep sympathy to the young family in mourning over Marc. A sad and moving story of a fellow cyclist.

Daniel Andreotti

9

Thanks everyone for your comments. Kylie, I am Marc's cousin and writing to you on behalf of Mrs Simone - I have sent you a friend request via Sydney Cyclist.

Rita Sipione

10

Very good family friend! A very positive and inspirational man.
Always put others before himself.
He will be missed.
No words can express the loss his wife, kids and family and friends feel. He will be missed. RIP Marc xx

Dallas

11

I am still in shock. Marc was such a warm, caring and inspirational man. It was impossible not to like him.
We had become friends through work and more often than not left me in fits of laughter.
My sincerest heartfelt condolences to his family.
Rest in peace mate!

Lauredana

12

A really beautiful yet goofy soul indeed, still TRYING to justify this all in my head and all I end up doing is giving myself a nasty migraine and a face full of tears......

He is missed and always will be, I make this promise to be there for his wife (my sister of the soul) and his well mannered and rounded two children.....

Angel wings Marc clearly to good to be here anymore
xx

Jason

13

Miss you Marc. You were great to work with, thru both up's and downs. Thoughts and prayers for your family at this time.

Tony Sgro'

14

One of the happiest guys I know. I'm still in shock, I can't sleep, can't eat, can't think. I'll never forget you buddy. I'm going to do as much as possible to help your "get kids off the street " campaign raise mega dollars. Luv u mate

Paul Falzon

15

This is very sad to hear and really shocked me. I worked with Marc quite a few years ago and he was a really great guy. I didn't know that he was passionate about raising money for the homeless until I saw this article. My thoughts & prayers are with Marc and his family. RIP.

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