August 17, 2011 – In March, Mario DeSimone was diagnosed with stage 4 Mesothelioma cancer — a rare disease that resulting from exposure to asbestos. Doctors have told him that there is nothing left that they can do. The beloved father, grandfather, brother and husband is accepting of his situation and remains positive for his family.
Mr. De Simone believes he was exposed to asbestos during his four years of working at the Alan Wood Steel Company, located in Conshohocken. The disease lay dormant for 35 years in his body. His complaints of a pulled muscle were actually the effects of the fast deterioration of the protective membrane lining his lung.
To celebrate the life of the Plymouth resident and their devotion to him, Mario De Simone’s family is hosting a beef and beer fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Holy Saviour Club, located at 436 E. Main St. Tickets are $25 per person. The family welcomes donations by local businesses.
To donate or buy a ticket to the fundraiser, contact De Simone’s daughter, Erica, at 484-744-6518