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John Neer

John Neer

February 25, 1939 October 13, 2020

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Obituary

Obituary for John David Neer

East Liverpool, Ohio- John D. Neer, 81, of Ashland Avenue passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 12:43 a.m. at his residence following a lengthy illness.

Born February 25, 1939 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, he was a son of the late Carl and Elsie Wurschum Neer. He spent most of his life in this area. John retired in 1982 from the former Crucible Steel Company in Midland, Pennsylvania after 20 years in the Met-Lab.

A veteran of the United States Army, John loved to snow ski, scuba dive and parachute. He really enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas and Key West, Florida. He was a member of the American Legion Post #374 and the VFW Post #66.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 55 years, Beverly J. Neer, whom he married October 8, 1965, at home. One daughter, Cathy Applegate and her husband, Lawrence “Chuck” of East Liverpool; and two sons, John R. Neer and his wife, Amy Cain of East Liverpool, and Joe D. Barbaree of Athens, Ohio. He is survived by one granddaughter, Alexis Smith and her husband, Tyler of Lisbon, Ohio, and one great-grandson, James Lawrence Smith.

In addition, he also leaves behind three sisters, Marilyn Roush of East Palestine, Ohio, Sue Scott and her husband, Terry of East Liverpool and Brenda Webb and her husband, Steve of Seabrook, Texas; and two brothers, Carl Neer, Jr. and his wife, Bernice of Colorado and Merle Neer and his wife, Myung of Henderson, Nevada; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Caroline Neer and Lois Pusateri; and one brother, Richard K. Neer.

Friends may visit the family on Saturday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Dawson Funeral Home in East Liverpool. Pastor Susan Pickering, sister-in-law of Beverly, will conduct a funeral service at 1:00 pm Saturday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Full Military Honors will be accorded.

In compliance with Ohio State regulations with concerns of the COVID-19 virus everyone attending the calling hours and funeral service is required to wear a mask and observe social distancing.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 17th, 2020 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Dawson Funeral Home
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday, October 17th, 2020
    11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, October 17th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Dawson Funeral Home
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday, October 17th, 2020
    1:00pm
    Officiant
    Pastor Susan Pickering
  • Interment

    Saturday, October 17th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Riverview Cemetery
    2026 St. Clair Avenue
    East Liverpool, Ohio
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    Saturday, October 17th, 2020
    2:00pm

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Linda Geon Goddard

My heartfelt condolences to the Neer family.
Comment | Posted at 05:19pm via Condolence
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Aaron Pickering and kids( Alli. Raegan, Austin)

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Aaron Pickering and kids( Alli. Raegan, Austin) planted a memorial tree for John Neer
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Merle and Myung Neer

Beloved brother, Rest in Peace. Our prayers are with you and your family.
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Merle and Myung Neer purchased the Peaceful White Lilies Basket and planted a memorial tree for the family of John Neer.
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Brenda and Steve Webb

Rest In Peace. We love you and will miss you always.
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Brenda and Steve Webb purchased the Dawn of Remembrance Basket and planted a memorial tree for the family of John Neer.
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Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of John D. Neer, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, John D. Neer, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
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