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William H. “Bill” Neville, 83

March 30, 2014

William H. “Bill” Neville, 83, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, March 29, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born Jan. 18, 1931, in Porter Township, Jefferson County, a son of the late Avery and Lola (McDonald) Neville.

On July 2, 1955, he married Patricia Ann (Sprankle) Neville, who preceded him in death on Oct. 25, 2007.

He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church of Punxsutawney.

Mr. Neville was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War.

He went on to serve with the U.S. Army National Guard, working as the shop foreman for the Punxsutawney National Guard Unit.

He retired from the Army National Guard after 38 years of service.

He enjoyed sports, the Pirates, the Steelers, hunting, bowling, the outdoors and wildlife.

He was an active member of the Perry Township Sportsmen’s Club.

He is survived by his two daughters, Barbara Neville McDaniel of Carnegie, Pa., and Diane Neville of Punxsutawney; two grandsons, Ed McDaniel and wife Tabby of Robinson Township, and Larry McDaniel and wife Kelly, who are stationed at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii; a sister, Ann Kunselman of Hamilton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Claude and Roy Neville; and six sisters, Ruth Neville, Martha Pollick, Luella Condron, Jessie Brothers, Dorothy Neal, and an infant sister.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 31, 2014, at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at the funeral home with the Rev. Alfred Kimmel officiating.

Interment will be in Lakelawn Memorial Park, Reynoldsville.

Memorial contributions may be made, in memory of Mr. Neville, to the Punxsutawney Area Hospital Patient Care Fund or to the Perry Township Sportsmen’s Club.

Online condolences may be made at www.deeleyfuneralhome.com.

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