Brother Simeon Pytel
Brother Simeon (Alphonse Henry) Pytel, CFA, died on Sunday, April 27, 2014. He was born, Aug. 17, 1921, and raised in Hamtramck, Mich. It was a solidly Polish enclave where the Catholic Church was the center of the community, but the Polish national traditions and spirit were very palpable. As a young adult he worked at Chrysler Corporation and in 1959 he entered the Alexian Brothers. He pronounced his Perpetual Vows within the Congregation of Alexian Brothers in 1966. Brother Simeon most recently served in the office of the Generalate located on Signal Mountain. He is survived by his sister, Ann Pytell, of Sterling Heights, Mich., and a niece, Carol Hilton, of Las Vegas, Nev. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2014, in the St. Augustine Chapel of Alexian Village where the family will receive friends prior to the mass from 9 to 11:15 a.m. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Chattanooga. Please share your condolences at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com. Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory, & Florist, 404 S. Moore Road.