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J. Eugene Neff

  • On December 2, 2019
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J. Eugene Neff, 89 of Washington, PA passed away December 1, 2019 at Sunrise of Upper St. Clair.
He was born in Chicago on February 23, 1930, son of the late Rev. Willis and Mary Brown Neff.
He graduated from Twin Falls High School, Idaho, McPherson College, Kansas, and Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. He worked as a librarian in Ft. Wayne, Indiana and at Slippery Rock University, PA.
On August 13, 1966, in Weyers Cave, Virginia, he married Phyllis Wampler Neff, who survives him. They have two sons, Eric (Jen) Neff of Ft. Mill, South Carolina, and Andrew (Debbie) Neff of Washington.
Grandchildren are Caleb Neff, Joshua Neff, Jeremiah Neff, Grace Neff, Isaac Neff, Renee Neff, Sunny Shaw, Sydney Shaw, and Sam Shaw. Also surviving are 3 nieces and a nephew.
Gene was a family man; faithful and steady, easy-going, quick with puns and subtle humor. He was always busy around the farm and house, finding creative ways to make things work. Intrests were genealogy, reading, gardening, animals, travel, and music.
Gene was active in church; singing, serving, working behind-the-scenes. He was a long time member of Living Word Church, New Wilmington, PA, a founding member of Cornerstone Community Church of New Castle, and most recently a member of Central Assembly of God in Houston, PA. He sang in the Bach Choir of Grove City, PA and ACTS Community Choir of Slippery Rock and Butler.
He was preceded in death by a young daughter, Janeen Neff, and a sister Dorothy Neff.
Friends will be received on Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10 am to 12 pm at Central Assembly of God, 145 McGovern Road, Houston, PA. Memorial service will be at noon, followed by a lunch. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to CrownFinancialMinistries.com.

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