John Richard “Dick” Neer September 23, 2022 John Richard “Dick” Neer, 86, New Smyrna Beach, FL, passed away Friday, September 23, 2022. Dick was born August 5, 1936 in Syracuse, NY and was raised in Split Rock and Camillus, NY. He was a 1954 graduate of Solvay High School and served in the U. S. Marine Corps for two years. After his service discharge, he married Patricia Large of Fairmount, NY in 1960. They raised their three children on Tuttle Road in Bridgeport, NY where they resided for 60 years on Chittenango Creek. Dick worked at Niagara Mohawk Power as a trouble truck lineman for 35 years. After early retirement, Pat and Dick enjoyed spending winters in Florida and summers in Bridgeport until moving permanently to New Smyrna Beach in 2013. They also enjoyed travelling to NASCAR races in their motorhome. Dick is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 62 years, Patricia; his daughter, Jill; his son, Jeffery; his two brothers, William (Jane) Neer and David (Lois) Neer and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, John, Jr. in 2010. Visitation with the family will start at 2PM Sunday, October 9 and a Celebration of Life Memorial Service will begin at 4PM at Dudley Funeral Home, New Smyrna Beach. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or your local animal shelter. Dudley Funeral Home, 1108 N. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 is in charge of arrangements. Phone: 386-428-6414 Please leave Memories and Condolences on syracuse. com/obits
Published by Syracuse Post Standard from Sep. 30 to Oct. 2, 2022.