Penfield, NY – April 19th, 2023 at age 93 . Paul is predeceased by son Randolph Wayne; parents Gilbert and Iva Neal; and siblings Wesley, Oren, Jack, and Donald. He is survived by his wife of 70 years Barbara; sister Beverly (Neal) Martin; daughters Karen Neal (Peter Martino) and Teresa (Bruce) Kielar; grandchildren Peter Lewis (Greer) Martino, Mary Rachel Kielar, and Hanna Lea Kielar; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Paul served in the Marines during the Korean War as a Staff Sergeant, weapons training instructor at Paris Island. Paul loved the outdoors and all that came with it — whether it was canoeing along the Allagash, picking wild blueberries in Maine, or building the best campfires, he always felt at home in the wilderness. When he wasn’t in nature, he was busy tinkering with something, making jewelry or woodworking, and over the last few years catching up with family on Facebook.
He loved fiercely, and was affectionately known to many relatives and strangers as “Grampie.” We will miss him every time we see a Bonanza rerun, hear Merle Haggard croon, and eat fresh string beans in milk.
Thank you to the staff at Aurora House in Spencerport and Highland Hospital for their warmth and care. The family would like to thank all their friends and loved ones for their unwavering support.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Aurora House Comfort Care Home, 2495 S Union Street, Spencerport, NY 14550, aurorahousewmc.com.
Graveside services will be held in Coopers Plains Cemetery, Meads Creek Rd., Painted Post, New York 14870 on Saturday, April 29th at 11:00 AM.
I am so very sorry to hear of Mr. Neal’s passing! He and Mrs. Neal were always so good to me when I was little! Rest in Peace Mr. Neal, I know you will be greatly missed by many people… Mrs. Neal, Teresa and Karen my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very sad time…
Uncle Paul was always one of my favorite uncles. It was always an exciting time when he and Aunt Barbara came to visit with cousins Karen and Teresa. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was so loving. Mike and I enjoyed many visits with him in Florida and he always enjoyed showing Mike his latest building projects. We will miss him and send our condolences to all his family.