John Neill

Obituary of John Howard Neill

John Howard Neill Sr. North Wildwood, NJ. 87. Our family’s hero died peacefully on November 5, 2020. Howard loved fried shrimp, riding his bicycle, swimming, ice cream, basketball and his family. Not necessarily in that order. Preceded in death by his parents Albert and Ina Neill and his wild man brother Billy Neill. He was a proud and lifelong resident of the Wildwoods, a lifetime member of Wildwood Volunteer Fire Company #1, served in the US Navy on the submarines, lifetime member of Saint Simeon’s Church and served on the vestry, founding member of the NW bike path and most importantly one of the greatest family men ever. When it came to selling ice cream on the beach or running small businesses in the Wildwoods, Howard was one of the best. His creative slogans and his genuine warmth and humor made his customers feel valued and to come back again and again. He loved to tell stories and much like most of the Neill men you could be sure there was a bit of an exaggeration in there. You just weren’t sure what part. Howard is survived by his wife Louise married 62 years and his three children Ina Sharkey Linda Neill and John Howard Neill Jr. and his five grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; Krystal Saffold and her husband Aaron Saffold, Elijah Alarcon, Danielle Sharkey, Emma Neill, Kristen Neill, Kade Saffold and Korbin Saffold. He is also survived by his big brother, Albert Neill of Ocean City, NJ. A visitation will be held on Saturday, December 19th from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM with a service following at 11:00 AM at Saint Simeon’s By The Sea Episcopal Church at 2502 Central Avenue, North Wildwood, NJ 08260. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, internment and a celebration of life are being planned for the future. For condolences to the family, visit www.ingersollgreenwoodfh.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wildwood Volunteer Fire Company #1, 111 E. Pine Avenue, Wildwood, NJ 08260. www.wildwoodfirerescue.com or Saint Simeon’s By The Sea Episcopal Church 2502 Central Avenue, North Wildwood, NJ 08260. stsimeons@comcast.net
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Saturday
19
December

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, December 19, 2020
St. Simeon's Church
2500 Central Ave.
North Wildwood, New Jersey, United States
Saturday
19
December

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 11:45 am
Saturday, December 19, 2020
St. Simeon's Church
2500 Central Ave.
North Wildwood, New Jersey, United States