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George Neary

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Neary, George "Kenneth"
George "Kenneth" Neary passed away June 5th 2014 surrounded by his family. He was born on Staten Island, New York August 23rd 1922. Ken followed in his father's footsteps and became a Motorcycle Officer for ten years and then a detective for another ten years in the District Attorneys Office on Staten Island, retiring as Detective 1st grade. In 1967 he moved his family to Malibu, California and was a stockbroker with E. F. Hutton in their Santa Monica, California office for 13 years. During World War II he served in the United States Marine Corps for four years. He participated in the battle for Saipan and Tinian Islands in the Marianas with the 4th Marine Division and is authorized to wear the Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon with blue battle star. He later trained with the Third Corps Artillery on Guadalcanal in preparation for the invasion of Okinawa where he was when the war ended. Ken was a member of the American Legion (Post) 62, the Fourth Marine Division Assn., NYCPD Holy Name Society (50 yrs.), St Elizabeth Seton Parish, and a life member of the Marine Corps League. He was a volunteer at Arrowhead Community Hospital for 10 years. Ken was a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, and to all he met we were blessed by that connection. He is now joining his beloved wife of 67 years, Elizabeth A. Neary (McBride) in Heaven. He is survived by daughter, Maureen Reed, son in law Brent Reed, grandchildren Lauren Davis, Heather Chavez and Brian Gignac and great grandsons, Mason, Zane and Zion. Services will be held on Wednesday, June 11th at St Elizabeth Seton Parish, 9728 W Palmeras Dr in Sun City, AZ beginning at 10 am for viewing followed by funeral mass at 10:30 am. Internment will take place at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ. Condolences may be offered to the family by visiting


Published in The Arizona Republic on June 10, 2014
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