Services held for Brother Simeon Pytel

Brother Simeon PytelFuneral services for Alexian Brother Simeon Alphonse Henry Pytel, CFA, were held May 1 on Signal Mountain.

Brother Simeon died April 27. He was 92.

He was born Aug. 17, 1921, and raised in Hamtramck, Mich., a solidly Polish enclave where the Catholic Church was the center of the community and the Polish national traditions and spirit were very present. As a young adult he worked at Chrysler Corp. and in 1959 entered the Alexian Brothers.

He pronounced his Perpetual Vows within the Congregation of Alexian Brothers in 1966 and most recently served in the office of the Generalate located on Signal Mountain.

He is survived by his sister, Ann Pytel, of Sterling Heights, Mich., and a niece, Carol Hilton, of Las Vegas.

A funeral Mass was celebrated May 1 in the St. Augustine Chapel of Alexian Village on Signal Mountain, with the burial following at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Chattanooga.