R. Dean Neal

1517612_profile_picR. Dean Neal, 76, Punxsutawney, died Sunday February 8, 2015, at home.

He was born June 18, 1938, in Johnsonburg, PA, Indiana County, a son of the late Katherine (White) and Ralph W. Neal.

On August 15, 1975, he married the love of his life, Doreen “Gay” (Vogus) Neal, who survives.

He was a member of the Cloe United Methodist Church for over fifty years.

He previously worked for his father at P & N Coal Company and then Dean started Keystone Mining which became Cloe Mining which he is most noted for.
He was at one time the owner of Acme Machine and also was a part owner of the Standard Pennant Company.

Dean enjoyed reading, spending time with his grandchildren, hunting, gardening, fishing, and family vacations.

In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include a daughter Holly Marie Sweat and husband Daniel of Greenville, NC; four grandchildren, Jetts Neal Allen and husband Matthew C. of Virginia, Joseph Dean Neal, a United States Marine, stationed in San Diego, CA, and Mason and Taylor Sweat of Greenville, NC; a sister Martha Robbins of Punxsutawney; and a brother Max Neal and wife Diane of Punxsutawney.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Joseph Michael Neal.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, February 12, 2015, at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Union Hill Cemetery, Rossiter.

Memorial contributions may be made, in memory of Mr. Neal, to the Cloe United Methodist Church.

To send online condolences, visit www.deeleyfuneralhome.com.

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