David Allen McNeal went home to His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, November 17, 2012. He was the son of David A. and Albert Allen McNeal, and was born in his parents’ apartment at 218 Main St., Towanda, PA. on 30 January 1924.
He was a graduate from Towanda High School 4 June 1942.
He was in the U.S. Army from 3 March 1943 to 28 March 1946 and served in England, France, and Germany with the 1265th Engineering Combat Battalion. He was a radio operator with the rank of technician 4th grade. He was graduated from Bucknell University with a A. B. degree in Economics in 1949.
He was employed as an auditor by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 1 August 1951 to 20 February 1985 and as Warren County Supervisor, Field Accounting Service from 1953 to February 1985.
He read the Bible daily until cataracts prevented. He studied foreign languages and read the Bible in German, French, and Spanish as well as English. Old-time hymns were a great inspiration to him. He was an avid reader and genealogist, had a vast knowledge of historical facts, and enjoyed God’s Creation, especially astronomy and keeping weather records. He gardened and planted and pruned the large number of trees on the family homestead. He was a very devoted family man and they did everything together. He and his wife tithed to The Gideons International, Braille Bibles International, PCAP, and charities.
He is survived by his wife, Shurle Arlene Bergey McNeal whom he married in the Towanda Methodist Church (where they were members) on 4 April 1953, 2 Sons – Wayne Christian McNeal and Hollister David McNeal (Sheryle) and by twin grandsons Isaac Hollister McNeal and John Thomas McNeal all of Warren, PA., 1 Niece – Karen Andreoli (Rick) and their daughter, Kayla all of Mechanicsburg, PA.. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Donna Pursley in 2008.
Friends may call on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at the Warren Alliance Church, 74 Kinzua Road, Route 59, Warren, PA. from 12:00 Noon until 1:00 P.M. when a funeral and committal service will be conducted by Rev. Doug McCracken, Pastor. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of funeral arrangements.