I just realized the passing of my very good friend, Walter, today when I remembered that I had not received my traditional Christmas and New Year's greetings from Val and Walter. I met Walter and Valerie in New York when Walter and I worked at Kidder,Peabody. We spent many memorable hours together. Although the years have kept us geographically separated, I will always have a special place in my heart for such a special person.
My deepest condolences to Val and your family. Remember the good times.
I forgot to sign my name,,it is Walter Reilly,
Walter and I joined Kidder Peabody in first half of 1974,he from Clark Dodge, me from Goldman Sachs..We sat next to each other, and were partners for 13 great years.We rarely missed a day putting in some quality time across the street at Harry,s..
Walter Neff was a wonderful man. He had the complete respect of all who worked with him.
I remember realizing that he had a CFA and was the first person that I ever worked with that had earned one.
We worked together at Kidder Peabody and I must say that he was always a gentleman who I placed at the top of my list of most admired.
I offer my deepest sympathies to his Family.
I only wish I had met this wonderful brother of Ed's. I am sure he will be sorely missed. My sincere sympathies to you, Ed, and Donna.
Walter Neff, I wish I had known you. From what I read here, it would have been a privilege and a pleasure.
Your brother Ed is grieving, as is his wife Donna. I share their grief and mourn with them for their loss.
Blessings to all....
So sorry to hear the very sad news about Walter. I have so many good memories of him, especially duck hunting in the old "Love Boat" in the NC marshes. Although I hadn't seen him recently (geographically challenged), Walter touched me, as he did so many people, and my memories of him will be with me for ever. My heart goes out to Valerie and all the Neffs.
Walter was one of the all time greats, so sorry to get this news. Ironically Walter passed away while I was at Tropic Star Lodge - one of his favorite places for big game fishing which he introduced me to 20 years ago - and the whole trip was filled with great memories of Walter and Valerie. I caught a giant blue marlin which I dedicate to Walter and the lifelong passion he inspired for being with friends in the great outdoors. Valerie my best wishes to you and the extended family.
You will truly be missed Walter. Valerie, my family's deepest condolences.
You will be missed my friend!! God Bless!!
My deepest sympathy to Valerie and the entire Neff family. Walter was the best... A truly great man. I cherish the good times we had together.
We will miss Walter's zest for living, his great companionship, and his friendship. We are the better for having had a chance to have him in our lives.
We are with you in sprit Valerie and will be with you soon.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the entire Neff family. Walter was a true gentleman and will be missed by all.
Isabelle and Rick Krupnick
Rob and I are very sad to hear of Walter's passing. A special and darling man - he will be greatly missed. Love and our deep sympathy to you, Valerie, and your family.
Our deepest sympathy to you, Valerie, and all who knew and loved Walter. A hole has been created in all our lives by the loss of a great man and a great friend.
Marvin & Dorinda Ennis
Valerie, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Walter was a wonderful and amazing man, he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Elizabeth & Jim
You are in our constant prayers. Walter, wow what can I say. A great man, a wonderful listener, a true lover of life. Yes all of these things and many, many more. The news has saddened our hearts and we will miss him so much. We share so many wonderful memories. He was the BEST! Much love from all of us. Linda and Marc
Valerie, My greatest sympathies to you and your family. Walter was a great man and I will always be thankful for the time he spent with me.
We will all miss him.
We extend our deepest sympathy to Valerie and all of Walter's family. He was a wonderful guy who lived life to the fullest and we will miss him greatly.
Peter and Hela Kindler and
My heart and prayers go out to the Neff family. I worked with Walter for many years. What a great person to have know. Will cherish his memory always.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
With deepest sympathy,
Leslie & Jennifer Creech
My condolences to the family of Walter G. Neff Jr. in the passing of your loved one. May the God of comfort be with you. Ps. 90:10 Ps. 37: 10, 11, 29. Sincerely, E. Mitchell.
Sending sincerest sympathies to Walter's wonderful wife Valerie and his family. It is hard to imagine a world without Walter in it. He was a great influence on me during the years I had the opportunity to work with him at Kidder Peabody in the late 80's. Our annual Christmas lunches with our little group are among my fondest memories. His was a personality you never forget. I am so very grateful to have known him. We will raise a glass of fine wine to you in Colorado, Walter.
Loretta (Faye-Petersen) Chiofolo
Roxborough Park, CO
I life well lived. Always fun to be with. Great memories of a great guy.
One of a kind...the best kind...a mentor, colleague and, most importantly, a great friend. Valerie and extended family, our thoughts are with you. Jim & Christine Ancey
His zest for life and all of its experiences will be missed.
DeWitt & Kristin Alexandre.
Walter was a dear and wonderful friend for mant, many years. We will miss him terribly our hearts go out to Valerie and all of the family.
I will always remember Walter at the stove, martini in hand and enough good cigars for everyone after dinner. Whether at their home, where Valerie is hostess extraordinaire, at Bob & Michele's, or even at our home where he brought a full meal and did the finishing touches in my kitchen. It was Walter who took his hippie son & friends (me included) to McSorley's Ale House only several months after they allowed women to enter. Sunset cruises on their boat, their beautiful vegetable & fruit gardens, collections from travels around the world..It was always a treat to be the recipient of Walter's and Valerie's hospitality. John said, "I thought he'd outlive us all", such was the vital life force he possessed. Love and condolences to all, Meredith & John Ward