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Thomas Louis Neiger  

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.

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  1. Tom Neiger, January 19, 2016

    Love you, Dad. I miss you so much already. Godspeed.

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  2. Katie (Hamm) Greenwood, January 19, 2016

    Tom, Judy, and Mrs. Grace,
    I am truly sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers as you navigate this part of your journey. I have such fond memories of Mr Neiger. He was always so kind to me and ready with something witty to make me smile. Much love to you all!
    Katie (Hamm) Greenwood

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  3. Al Neiger, January 19, 2016

    Thank you Tom for all you did for me during my formative years, Taught me how to milk cows,hay,, swim, catch night crawlers, catch, clean and eat fish, hunt, catch, clean and,eat crabs, eat oysters and even eat muskrat, I will never forget your kindness to my dad.in his later years, You were the best!!

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  4. Pam Miller Rose, January 19, 2016

    Tom, I’m sorry for your loss, and am so glad you and your Dad got to reinvent your relationship.
    Love you! Pam

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  5. John and Cindy Logullo, January 20, 2016

    Grace,

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

    Cindy & John Logullo

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  6. John & Chris Sadowski & Family, January 20, 2016

    Our sympathy to you on the loss of your husband and father. You are in our thoughts.

    The Sadowski Family

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  7. Barbara Hoover, January 20, 2016

    Dear Grace and family, I remember so many good times we all spent together. Tom was always jolly. Peace and blessings.
    Barbara Hoover

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  8. Emily Ciancio, January 20, 2016

    Gosh, I remember so many days crabbing with Neiger and my dad. We had crabs almost every week when I was a kid, so many fond memories. Then we would have sleep over with the 6 of us and Judy and Tommy – so much fun. It as a great way to grow up.

    I think Tom and my Dad, Hank are up there together drinking beer, singing O Delaware and eating crabs :o)

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  9. Peg (Everett) Millman, January 20, 2016

    Grace and Family,
    Sorry to read of your Great loss. Tom was one of a kind. Enjoyed working with you both at the ole Diamond State Tel Co. Also enjoyed our time having Tom as our girls softball coach during those years. And Yes he was serious about winning in those days. I’m sure he is up there looking for something to do and keep him busy. You all are in our prayers.

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  10. Wayne and Vivien Brittingham, January 20, 2016

    Our deepest sympathy to you Grace and your family for the loss of Tom. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Tom was a great person and we had some great times together.We will all miss him dearly RIP my friend. Love Vivien & Wayne XXOO

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  11. Richard and Dottie Farmer, January 21, 2016

    To the Neiger family, we were so saddened to learn of Tom’s passing. We have great memories of him as he supported his family at various William Penn sports events. He was always so kind to both of us. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers as you celebrate his life.

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  12. Linda Bakomenko, January 21, 2016

    Grace, Judy & Tom,
    It’s been so long since we’ve been in touch…but when I saw Tom had passed, the memories came flooding back. All of you will be in our hearts, prayers & thoughts at this sad time.
    Fondly,
    Ray & Linda Bakomenko

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  13. Donna Mancini, January 21, 2016

    Grace and family.
    So sad to hear about Tom. I loved it when he sang the OKLAHOMA theme song. He will be greatly missed. You and your family are in our prayers.
    Love,
    Henry, Barbara, and Donna Mancini

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  14. Elaine Cook-Payne, January 22, 2016

    To The Neiger family:
    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I will miss Mr. Neiger’s many stories and the way he always knew all of the neighborhoods in the area and the best route to get from point A to point B. During our visits, he talked of his family with a glimmer in his eyes. He was proud of you, and he’s at peace now. God bless you all!

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  15. Bill Boyce, January 22, 2016

    So sorry to hear of your loss and a loss to many of us. Tom and I are both the same age and that put’s my life in prospective. Tom was always fun to be around. He and I spent many hours together in the same unit of the Delaware Army National Guard and we both retired the same month as employees of Diamond State Telephone Company.
    Sorry I was unable to attend Tom’s service this morning. Bill Boyce

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  16. Edward "Mike" Rush, Jr., January 22, 2016

    I was extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Tom. He was a good guy, a good friend, and I could not have asked for a better successor to the civic association presidency than Tom. He took over the reins of the Llangollen Civic Club at a difficult time. I don’t think anyone could have done a better job. He was definitely in the right place, at the right time.

    I am sorry that I was unable to attend the services, but be assured we will keep him and his family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely,
    Edward “Mike Rush, Jr. and the entire Rush Family

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  17. Charles Nowlin, January 23, 2016

    I know you are in Heaven.

    I know you are in Heaven.!

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  18. Fern Toner-Horisk, January 23, 2016

    Grace,Judy, Tommy and Family,
    Remembering all of you and extending my deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. I have such special memories of the many years we were neighbors in Llangollen. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Sincerely,
    Fern Toner-Horisk

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