Walter G. Neff, Jr.|
Virginia Beach - Walter George Neff, Jr., 84, of Virginia Beach passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 10, 2013.
Born in Newark, New Jersey, he was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1953 as a First Lieutenant. He received his Bachelor of Science and his Master's of Business Degrees from NYU.
Mr. Neff began his career in 1946 with Clark Dodge. Following his military service he continued his career with the Bank of New York, where he then moved to United Virginia/Seaboard Bank in Norfolk, VA. He later rejoined Clark Dodge, NYC which ultimately became UBS (United Bank of Switzerland), as Senior Vice President. He was a Charter Financial Analyst since 1966. He was recognized as the oldest institutional broker on Wall Street after more than sixty-five years of service.
His life is one to be celebrated in the same spirit in which Walter, himself celebrated everyday of his 84 years. His shear passion for life was exhibited daily in his love of exotic world travels, hunting, sport fishing, antique cars, sharing cigars, martinis, fine wines and cooking gourmet meals for friends. He was a patron of the arts, and a generous supporter of local area charities. However, his most valued treasure in life was his family and his beloved wife.
Survivors include his devoted wife of 29 years Valerie Neff; his children, Robert Neff (Michele), Debbie Orrigo (Kenneth), Heather Bunge (Tom), Alex Neff (Danielle); 8 grandchildren, Lauren Neff, Clayton Orrigo, Brianna Orrigo-Torcivia (Christopher), Christopher Bunge, Kyle Bunge, Troy Bunge, Bryan Neff, Steven Neff and one more on the way; and he was expecting the arrival of a great granddaughter; his brother, Edwin Neff (Donna); a close cousin, Pete Shrope and wife Pat; nieces and nephews, Laura and Tom Foster, Kyle and Natalie and Alix Neff. Walter was loved dearly and will be missed by his immediate family, as well as his large extended family of close friends.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be conducted 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at the Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club, 1052 Cardinal Road, Virginia Beach. There will be a reception immediately following the service.
An internment memorial service will be held in September at Ocean City Memorial Park, Toms River, New Jersey.
Services are under the care and direction of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Virginia Opera, 160 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, Virginia 23510.
Friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.omanfh.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot from Aug. 13 to Aug. 14, 2013