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Robert Neville


1928 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Robert Neville Obituary
1928 ~ 2017
Bob passed away at St. Marks Hospital surrounded by his loving family on December 29, 2017. He was born March 21, 1928 at Holy Cross Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT. to John J. and Jane Loretta Neville. He was the youngest of seven children. He attended Judge Memorial Catholic High School where he participated on the football and basketball teams. His family moved to Laguna Beach, California where Bob worked as the head Lifeguard along the Laguna Beach ocean front.
He joined the US Army at the age of 17 where he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne and was a paratrooper through the end of World War II.
He returned to Salt Lake City where he met the love of his life, Rosalie Viox. Together, they raised seven children. Their marriage endured nearly 65 years. Bob worked as an Insurance agent and developed many lasting friendships. He was very involved in fundraising for Saint Ambrose Catholic Church and Judge Memorial High School.
Bob was very proud of his Irish Heritage and was a founding member of the Hibernian Society of Utah. He participated in the organization of Salt Lake City's Saint Patrick's Day Parade for decades. He loved to attend sporting events, especially those in which one of his 11 Grandchildren participated. He loved Utah football and the San Francisco 49ers.
His greatest joy and biggest source of inspiration was his family. He beamed with pride whenever he spoke of the Neville clan. This was not limited to his sons and daughters...it included every niece, nephew, cousin, aunt, uncle and friend. If you had a story, He'd love to hear it. If he was telling one you would listen and laugh. His laughter would fill a room and his enthusiasm for a good joke was contagious.
Everyone loved "Uncle Bob" and admired his dedication to his family and especially his commitment to our Mother, Rosalie.
Bob is survived by Rosalie, his wife of 64 years, children Robert Jr. (Susan), Loretta McConnor (Sean), Greg (Sandi), Jane Larson (Jim), Chris (Heather) and Mike (Donette).
Preceded in death by daughter Rosalie, sister Noramary, and brothers Charlie, Bill, Jim, Doug and John.
A Vigil will be held Friday January 5th at 7:00pm at Neil O'Donnell & Sons Mortuary 372 East 100 South, where friends may call from 6:00-7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, January 6th at 10:00 am at Saint Ambrose Catholic Church 1975 South 2300 East, where friends may call one hour prior to mass.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Saint Ambrose Catholic Church or Judge Memorial Catholic High School.
Fair thee well Dad, we will miss you.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Jan. 3 to Jan. 4, 2018
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