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William Neff

William B. Neff, 76, of Mechanicsburg, PA, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in the Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home, Carlisle. He was born May 25, 1941 in Harrisburg, PA to the late Paul P. and Deloras  (McNeal) Neff. Bill was a former employee of Astrotech, a Harrisburg nondestructive testing laboratory, and co-owner of Penn Specialties, Inc., Mechanicsburg. He retired after 25 years of services with the Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg and served his country in the Army Medical Corps.  Bill was an active member and Deacon at the Pine Street Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg and a life member of the Mechanicsburg Club. Bill loved the outdoors, especially hiking and birding.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Barbara H. (Gelwicks) Neff; a sister, Lois E. Kramer of Carlisle; several nephews; as well as many friends, including his dear friends, Nancy and Harry Finkelston of Mechanicsburg.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 12:00 PM in his church at 310 N. 3rd St. Harrisburg, PA 17101 with Rev. Russell Sullivan officiating. A luncheon will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his church or the Nature Conservancy , Tribute for William B. Neff, 2101 N. Front St., Bld.1, Suite 200, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Visit www.hollingerfuneralhome.com for condolences to the family . Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Mt. Holly Springs, PA is honored to serve the Neff family.

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Sincere condolences.    Jutta myers

Jutta myers May 2 2018 12:00 AM

Lois, Sending you love, prayers and hugs.   Love you tons. Lynda

Lynda Neff May 1 2018 12:00 AM

Barb, I am so sorry to hear about Bill.  Thinking of you with my sincere concern and sympathy, Susie

Susie Schubert May 1 2018 12:00 AM

Barb--Bill was always so nice to everyone at Fredricksen Library, and particularly to me when I first started.  He always made me laugh, and I was a teensy bit envious of all of the birding you both had shared. Your "life lists" were amazing. Grateful for what a full life he had, and how many people loved him (and you).

Bonnie Goble Apr 30 2018 12:00 AM

Barb,  I am so sorry for your loss of Bill.  He was always fun to be around and was one of the good guys.  I'm sorry that I didn't get to visit him or to be of help to you, but I have thought of you both many times since I learned of Bill's illness.  Please let me know if I can be of any help to you.

Shirley Prutzman Apr 30 2018 12:00 AM

Barb, We were so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was such a great guy and he will be missed. Best wishes, Mia and Tom

Mia and Tom Finkelston Apr 30 2018 12:00 AM

Barb, we wanted to express our condolences on the passing of Bill.  Though my Dad was only his roommate for 17 days, we enjoyed our visits with you and Bill.  We were shocked to hear of his passing only 5 days after my Dad. We are thinking of you and praying you find peace and comfort from all the memories of your life together.

John and Ann Failor Apr 29 2018 12:00 AM

Barb, family and friends of Bill, So very sorry for your loss. I pray all feel comfort as God surrounds you in His loving arms. Linda

Linda Rudy Apr 29 2018 12:00 AM

Barb, Ken and I are so very sorry for your loss. Only fond memories from the class of 59. Peace be with you. Carole and Ken Spahr

Carole Spahr Apr 27 2018 12:00 AM

Barb, only you will know the strength of your love for Bill.  Your  marriage was a near perfect...One that was formed in heaven long before you ever knew it would happen.   Bill is now another guardian angel for us and even though he is out of sight,  he will forever be in your heart and we will all be together again someday. Be strong, keep the faith and God will see you through this very difficult time. Hugs, Pat Singiser

Pat Singiser Apr 26 2018 12:00 AM

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