Thomas Louis Neiger
October 26, 1934 – January 19, 2016
Thomas Louis Neiger, age 81, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.
Born in Scranton, PA on October 26, 1934, Tom was the son of the late Louis and Dorothy (Jones) Neiger. He was a member of the graduating class of 1952 from Wilmington High School. Tom proudly served his country as a 6 year member of the Delaware Army National Guard and later served with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary for 21 years. He made his career as a service foreman with Diamond State Telephone, retiring in 1985 after 31 years of dedicated employment.
Active in his community, Tom served as past president of the Llangollen Civic Association for 10 years and as a member of the Shellfish Advisory Council for the State of Delaware for 10 years. He was a longtime member of Jackson Lodge No. 19 A.F. & A.M. in Delaware City. An avid outdoorsman, Tom enjoyed hunting, fishing, crabbing and boating. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend and will be very dearly missed.
Tom is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Grace (Sharp) Neiger; daughter, Judy N. Harrison of Timonium, MD; son, Thomas J. Neiger of W. Palm Beach, FL; grandsons, Chase, Bryce and Hunter Harrison; and 1 great grandson.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday morning, January 22, 2016, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.