Thomas Neil(1941 - 2014)

Thomas Darwin Neil

March 2, 2014

Thomas Darwin Neil, 72, of Miromar Lakes, FL and Clinton Township, MI, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014. He had been a seasonal resident of Florida for the past 12 years. He was born March 4, 1941 in Detroit, MI, the son of Clarence and Dorothy (née Gothro) Neil. Thomas took great pride in being a guidance director at Grosse Pointe North High School in Grosse Pointe, MI, enriching students' lives for 37 years. He also enjoyed his orange corvette and taking it for joy rides. But his biggest love was being "Papa" to Liam and Reilly. Mr. Neil is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Joanne (née Jamroz) Neil; his beloved children, Jennifer (Robert) Munroe of Sterling Heights, MI and Thomas Ryan Neil of Clinton Township, MI; and his cherished grandchildren, Liam O'Donovan and Reilly Munroe. Funeral services and burial will take place in Michigan and a Celebration of his Life will be held in Florida at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Shriners Hospital for Children (Salt Lake City, Utah) or The Miracle League of Michigan ( Online condolences may be offered at


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Published in The News-Press on Mar. 4, 2014