Donald Fox Neals

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Feb. 18, 2013

Donald Fox Neals, 73, of Nanticoke, died peacefully following an illness on Monday at The Laurels in Kingston.

Born April 22, 1939 in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late John and Mildred Fox Neals.

Don was a graduate of St. Mary's High School. A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam Era, he was honorably discharged after serving from 1962 to 1964. Before retiring, Don was the proprietor of the Fiesta Lounge and Tam-a-Rac Lounge in Wilkes-Barre. He truly enjoyed handicapping horse racing and football.

A sister, Mildred Neals, preceded him in death in 1976.

He will be greatly missed by his children, Patricia and her husband, John Rhodes, Plymouth; Donald Neals, Kingston, and Deborah Lichtenstein, Forty Fort; granddaughters, Mariah and Jessica Rhodes, and Alexis and Alivia Lichtenstein; brother, John A. Neals, Scotch Plains, N.J.; his former wife and lifelong friend, Rita Dunsmuir Luse, Kingston; and other family and friends.

Celebration of Donald's Life will be held Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from M.J. McLaughlin Co. Inc., 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with a funeral Mass at 9 a.m. in the Church of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Hanover Township. Visitation will be held at McLaughlin's on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to the SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-6911.

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Published in Times Leader on Feb. 20, 2013
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