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Obituary-Dr. Simon Fredricks



Dr. Simon Fredricks, a pioneer in the field of plastic surgery, passed away peacefully on May 23rd, at the age of 92. Outside of his professional life, he and his wife Rhoda were fixtures in the American Saddlebred community. Simon became a nationally-recognized breeder of Saddlebred horses and raised many world champions under the family moniker, Simbara Farms. In 2004 he was named "Breeder of the Year" by the American Saddlebred Horse Association. He was a catalyst in the creation of The American Saddlebred Museum at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington and served as Past President of the Museum.

Simon was a self-made man with a wonderful sense of humor and zest for life. He loved traveling the world, great cuisine, spending weekends at the family farm and attending summer horse shows in Kentucky. He was often found sitting on the sidelines and cheering at his grandchildren's games. 
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rhoda; daughter, Marta; son, Brent and his wife Michelle; grandchildren, Mia, Reed and Bess; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Lorraine and Dr. Melton Horwitz and Rhoda Brand, along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Esther Fredricks and brother, Frank.

The family has requested a private burial. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 25th at 12:00 p.m.at Congregation Beth Yeshurun, in the J.B. Greenfield Chapel at 4525 Beechnut Street. In lieu of flowers, a tribute donation honoring his memory can be made to the American Saddlebred Museum, 4083 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511.

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