William Neary Jr | obituary

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February 27, 1943
January 29, 2022

78, Richland Township, went to join the Lord on January 29, 2022. Born February 27, 1943 in Johnstown, son of William C. Sr. and Izora (Wilson) Neary. Preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Kim Jardina-Percherke; sisters, Sheila and Ruth Neary, and one brother, John. He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Thomasene A. “Tucker” (Buzzard) Neary III; children, William (Kathy) Neary, Stacey (Donnie) Hrapchak, James (Sue Ann) Jardina III; grandchildren, William (Jamie) Farris, Lindsey (Michael) Hammond, James Jardina IV, Dustin Roudabush, Anthony (Katie) Jardina, Matthew Percherke, Luke Hrapchak, Nicholas Hrapchak, Zek Hagy, Billy Neary and Charlie Neary; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Neary, Madison Neary, Peyton Hammond, Isabella Jardina, Billy Neary and Charlie Neary; sister, Becky Bowers; brother, Phillip (Jenie) Neary, and several nieces and nephews. Bill was a proud veteran serving in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He retired from Bethlehem Steel after 18 years of service as a crane operator and later retired from Scmidt Bakery as a supervisor after 15 years of service. Bill was a member of Menoher Post #155 VFW He was very proud of his Irish heritage. Bill loved hunting and fishing. He and his wife, Tucker, have hosted Christmas Eve get-togethers for more than 45 years for family and friends. Bill enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. He will always be remembered for his kind and caring nature, but most of all for his wonderful and endearing laugh. A private memorial service will be held at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Private interment will be at the Richland Mausoleum. The family suggests that contributions be directed to a charity of their choice in William’s memory. Online condolences may be posted at www.wharrisfuneralhome.com. Cremation by Laurel Highlands Crematorium at Harris Funeral Home.

Published on January 30, 2022

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