- March 4, 2009
- Plainfield, New Jersey
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William Douglas Neal
Loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.
PLAINFIELD – Doug Neal died peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, March 4, at the age of 90. Born in Upper Darby, Pa., he was the son of Clarence and Gertrude Neal. Doug attended Friends Central School in Philadelphia and graduated from Princeton University with degrees in chemical and electrical engineering.
During WWII, he was a lieutenant in the US Navy and served in the Pacific as the radar officer on the USS Montour. Doug was employed 44 years by Union Carbide Corporation, Bound Brook, NJ, as a chemical engineer and industrial hygienist. Since his childhood, he thoroughly enjoyed spending time in Skytop, Pa. making memories with family and friends. Doug's intelligence, wit, loving and unselfish ways will always be remembered by all who knew him.
Doug was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Neal Mc Ausland. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Winifred Horel Neal, his children: Andrea Neal of Hillsborough, NJ, Linda Nealon and husband Bob of Middletown, Md., Cindy Carpenter and husband Wade of Brevard, NC, William Douglas Neal Jr. and wife Isabelle of West Chester, Pa., and Laura Wilhelms and husband George of Califon, NJ, and by his niece Linda Council and nephews Randy and Neal Mc Ausland. Doug will be remembered as a loving grandfather and "Pop-Pop" by Kelly, Marina, George, Karsten, Julia, Douglas and Ella.
A memorial service will be held on May 12 at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, 716 Watchung Ave. in Plainfield. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or to the United Presbyterian Church, both of Plainfield, or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are by Memorial Funeral Home in Fanwood. For additional information or to express condolences, please visit www.fanwoodmemorial.com.