James J. Neil, 70, of Pittston passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.
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Born in Newark, N.J., he was the son of the late Bertha Neil. He was a graduate of Irvington Vo-Tech, Irvington, N.J.
He was formerly employed by Thea and Schon, Clifton, N.J. He was currently employed by Laz Parking, Wilkes-Barre.
James served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era.
He resided in Pittston for the past seven years; prior to that, he resided in Hillside, N.J.
He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus, Harrison, N.J., for 30 years and Galloping Hill Cruisers, Union, N.J.
James and his wife, the former Rita Brennan, celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary on Sept. 23.
Also surviving are his son, Edward Neil and his wife, Renee, Exeter; daughter, Megan Neil and her boyfriend, Mark Washington, Strafford, Va.; grandchildren, Eddie Jr. and Cassie Lynn Neil, Mekko, Mia and Marissa Washington; father- and mother-in-law, Gerald and Rita Brennan, Brick, N.J.
A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea.
Funeral services will be held Friday evening by Monsignor John Sempa, pastor of Corpus Christi Parish, West Pittston.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Oct. 4, 2012