NEELY SR., RICHARD JOEL Richard Joel Neely, Sr. passed away at his home on Saturday, February 16, 2013. Born December 17, 1939 in San Diego. He graduated from St. Augustine High School, The University of Notre Dame, and University of San Diego School of Law. He was with the District Attorney's office from 1965 to 1994. He was the Assistant District Attorney from 1985 to 1994. He served as a Juvenile Court Referee until November 2012. He is survived by his wife Eleanor, his son Richard Jr. (Joshua Bubczyk), and daughters Deanna Brownlee (David), and Jennifer Fourman (Michael); grandchildren Wyatt and Sarah; a brother, Edgar, and many nieces and nephews. A Mass will be said in his honor at St. Didacus Catholic Church on February 27th at 2:00 p.m. Rosary beginning at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Feb. 24, 2013