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Simon Martin Prestigiacomo

November 24, 1977 — February 12, 2024

Twin Falls

Simon Martin Prestigiacomo was born on November 24, 1977, and passed away on February 12, 2024, at the age of 46. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky to Steven Prestigiacomo and Sara Martin. He moved to Laramie, Wyoming at the age of 9 with his mother and his beloved step-father Dave.


He loved Laramie dearly especially the mountains of Vedauwoo. He spent several summer nights with his best friends Nik and Glen in the mountains. He married Amanda (Mandy) Prestigiacomo in 1998 and was a beloved father to Kody (26), Emilia (20), and Sam (17). Simon and Mandy divorced in 2018 after 20 years. Their marriage was full of love and pain with lots of dark stormy nights intermixed with rainbows.


Simon graduated from Idaho State University with his B.S. in Environmental Science and the family relocated to Twin Falls, Idaho shortly thereafter where he was employed by the USDA Kimberly Research Station. He later worked at the USDA Hagerman Fish Research Experiment Station.


Simon was artistic and loved art projects, painted toenails, camping, golf, home improvement projects, kayaking, tattoos, music - especially festivals, and cooking big meals for his family.  Simon loved babies and was never happier than when the house was full of kids, babies, dogs, and extended family with music playing. He loved a fire pit and a bonfire and was always willing to join shenanigan ideas, dress up, and be silly. He loved his family with everything he had and was known for being so full of love, joy, and laughter. If he could have been saved by love alone then he would still be alive today.


He loved hand making birthday cakes for his children and was known for his double chocolate cake made with homemade chocolate buttercream and two boxes of chocolate cake all made in a stainless steel skillet as he felt it was more efficient than a cake pain. He also often made cakes for his large number of nephews and nieces whom he loved dearly.


He deeply loved music, particularly Pepper, Nirvana, Slightly Stoopid, Sublime, Atmosphere, Weezer, Stick Figure, Dirty Heads, Iration, Rebelution, Jack Johnson, Pink Floyd and Bob Marley. Some of his favorite songs were Cabin by the Sea by Dirty Heads, Storm Trooper by Pepper, Best Day by Atmosphere, the entirety of Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, Do you Remember by Jack Johnson, 2 AM by Slightly Stoopid, Feeling Alright by Rebelution, Sunshine by Atmosphere, Good day by Nappy Roots. This list would be longer but the kids were told they couldn’t add any more.  


He loved singing “Gotta Get Up” by Harry Nilsson to his kids to wake them up in the morning (which they hated) and tucked them into bed at night with the “Goodbye Song” from Bear in the Big Blue House.


Please honor his memory by listening to Simon’s favorites.


He is preceded in death by his step-father David (Sara), his father Steven, and his dogs Bailey, and George. He is survived by his mother Sara, ex-wife Amanda, his children Kody (Nadiah), Emilia, and Sam, his brothers Zachary, Daniel, and Ian, as well as his dog Foxy. Foxy, aged 112 in dog years, attributes her longevity to Simon’s homemade macaroni and cheese.


The family extends their love and gratitude to the USDA Research Station in Kimberly and Hagerman Idaho and the multitude of friends and family who have reached out with photos and stories.


He loved the Anchor Bar and Bistro and was very proud of the Prestigiacomo’s being the best customers ever.


There will be a celebration of life on March 16, 2024 with details to follow and be announced on his Facebook page. It is anticipated to be at Rock Creek Park in Twin Falls.


In lieu of flowers please consider donations to Alcoholics Anonymous, Music for Relief, Project Filter and your local animal shelter.



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