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Neil V. Pennella


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Neil V. Pennella Obituary
May 25, 1946 - January 30, 2017 Neil V. Pennella, 70 years of age, passed away on January 30, 2017, while in Hospice at Burbank, CA. He was born in Greenwich, Connecticut. Neil was preceded in death by his parents Theresa and John Pennella, his wife Aurora Christidis Pennella, and his stepmother Anne. He is survived by his brother Jack and his wife Patty (Wesley Chapel, FL), nieces Kristina Pennella and Erica Vanstone. Neil attended the University of Connecticut where he proudly celebrated the many basketball achievements of his "Huskies." He went on to graduate from NYU Law School and practiced law in the entertainment industry for many years starting out at HBO where he helped create the Comedy Channel. As his experience expanded he became a consultant and a principal in many varied businesses which he was still active in at the time of his passing. Neil created many friends in life who he kept in contact with. The friends he made became part of his family and he theirs. He also leaves his beloved dogs Bloomberg and Scamp. Cremation ashes to be spread privately by family. In lieu of flowers a contribution to the ASPCA for the protection of animals is welcomed.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Feb. 3, 2017
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