John Neary

John R. Neary

1924 - 2020

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John R. Neary, 96, of Fairmount, died peacefully at home on Friday, September, 11. John was born on May 7, 1924 to Jane (Horey) and Thomas Neary in Solvay, NY. He was a graduate of Solvay High School and Niagara University. He served in the US Army Air Corps at Hancock, Otis, and Weaver air bases during World War II. His professional career began with Calvert Fire Insurance and then as an insurance adjuster for Allstate Insurance, retiring after 33 years. John was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Tom Dooley Choraliers, Holy Family Choir, Nocturnal Adoration Society and was a communicant of Holy Family Church for 60 years.

John was predeceased by his wives, Dorothea (Scharoun) and Patricia (Hill), brothers, Thomas and Joseph, sister, Mary and granddaughter, Kelly Harrington.

Survivors: his four daughters, Diane Harrington of Fayetteville, Kathleen (Jerry) Clark of Sarasota, FL, Sharon Bach of Westvale, Nellie of Liverpool, and son, Kevin (Ellie) Neary of Bernhards Bay; step-daughter, Ellen (Paul) McQuade of Clayton, CA, as well as several nephews, 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren.

Services: 10am Tuesday, September 15, at Holy Family Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. The Rite of Committal and Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Cazenovia. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 pm Monday at Tindall Funeral Home, 1921 W Genesee St.

Current NYS COVID guidelines requiring masks, social distancing and occupancy limits will be observed.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of CNY and ECHO Meals on Wheels.


Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, September 14, 2020
Tindall Funeral Home
1921 W. Genesee Street
Syracuse, New York, United States


10:00 am
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Holy Family Church
127 Chapel Dr.
Syracuse, New York, United States
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