It’s a with a sad heart that I share this annoucement with you …
Richard E. Neylan
A resident of Hockessin, DE and proud Delaware native, died in the peace of his home with family on August 27, 2011.
Richard was born in 1949 grew up in Canby Park, and graduated from University of Delaware. He was District Sales Manager for Automotive Resources International (ARI) in Mount Laurel, NJ. He was a member of ARI’s elite Circle of Excellence for 17 years and served on the Board of the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh NAFA Chapters.
Richard was a family man and loved being a Dad, and Pop Pop to his two grandchildren. He was a sports enthusiast, a loyal fan to Philadelphia Flyers, Eagles and Phillies. His most enjoyable sports experience were the years he spent helping coach his son’s little league baseball teams and being the consummate hockey dad for his son’s traveling hockey years. He also loved the beach and their home on the Indian River Bay. He was looking forward to the birth of his 3rd grandchild, Mackenzie, due in mid October.
He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 30 years, Kathy; sons, Richard Stephan Neylan of Wilmington, DE, Chris Chiappetta of Tampa, FL, daughter, Sherri O’Neill of Hockessin, DE, and grandchildren Emma and Ethan. Also surviving are his siblings, John J. Neylan III of Alexandria, VA, Jeanne E. Bolen of Charlestown, MD, and Mary Ellen Setting of Edgewater, MD.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 1st at 10:30 AM at St. Joseph on the Brandywine, 10 Old Church Road, Greenville where visitation will be held between 8:45 to 10:15 AM. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Philadelphia/Delaware Chapter, 386 Park Avenue South, 17th Floor New York, NY 10016 or www.ccfa.org, Autism Delaware, 924 Old Harmony Road, Suite 201, Newark, DE 19713 or www.delautism.org, or United Way of Camden County, 196 Newton Ave., Camden, NJ 08103 or www.liveunitedcamdenco.org MealeyFuneralHomes.com (302) 652-5913
Missed but never forgotten.