David McNeal, Jr.
David McNeal, Jr.

Obituary of David McNeal, Jr.

David McNeal, Jr. was born to Anna McNeal (Carter) and David McNeal, Sr. in Philadelphia PA on April 1, 1945. David is remembered for his gentle spirit, kindness as well as being straightforward. He was dependable, hardworking, intelligent, and reliable. David was looked up by his family, coworkers, and friends as a leader—someone you can count on. He loved being with family during the holidays and would roast an abundant amount of lamb, beef or pork ribs for us to enjoy. He loved music, nice cars, going to lounges, jeans needed to be pressed with heavy starch and had to be creased. Inside his dresser drawers were kept meticulously organized and his home spotless. David was a Catholic and attended Mass when he could at Saint Francis De Sales Church. David was educated in the Philadelphia Public School System and graduated from Sayre Junior High School on January 31,1960, and John Bartram High School on June 18, 1963. Seven months after graduating from high school David enlisted in the Army on January 28, 1964. After returning from an overseas tour of duty in 1967 he received an Honorable discharge on January 27, 1970. As a civilian, David pursued his interest in technology. By June 1969 David had completed a certificate in Basic & Advanced Programming (COBOL) at Temple University. Between 1977 and 1986 David continued to study computer technology with Continental Bank and completed training in DOS/VSE/VM-IBM; Controlling JES2; OS JCL and Basic IBM MVS/XA operations. Most recently David held jobs in transportation. From March 4, 1998, until his death David was an employee with Seamen’s Church, the most comprehensive mariner’s service agency in North America. The Seamen’s Church Institute advocates for the personal, professional, and spiritual wellbeing for merchant mariners around the world. David was employed as the Transportation Supervisor in Philadelphia ensuring transportation for seafarers to shop, attend church and get to other locations as needed before returning to sea. From 1992 until early 2015 David was also employed with Trinity Lutheran School in Philadelphia as the Transportation Supervisor and driver, when necessary. David leaves to cherish his memory daughter, Dionnah C. Dudley; granddaughter, Destini Dudley; sister Brenda A. Carter Lee; preceded in death by his sister Cheri Arayna McIver; and brother Keith Henderson David Carter; nieces and nephew: Donne M. Ferguson (Shaye Ferguson); Kiana Harper (Robert Harper); Nasha Franklin; Sharde Duenas (John) great nieces and nephews: Zakyra D. Davis; Dwayne E. Franklin; Jacob Franklin; Jacobi I. Ferguson; Jakhi Ferguson; Nevaeh L. Johnson; Marqui Harper; Sarah Duenas, Keoni Duenas, Tihane Duenas; great-great nephew: Zade Davis, and a host of cousins and friends. Submitted with Love, The Family
Tuesday
7
December

Visitation

9:00 am - 10:30 am
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
St. John's United Methodist Church
409 Fariview Avenue
West Berlin, New Jersey, United States
Tuesday
7
December

Service

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
St. John's United Methodist Church
409 Fairview Avenue
West Berlin, New Jersey, United States
Tuesday
7
December

Interment

1:30 pm
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Fernwood Cemetery
6501 Baltimore Avenue
Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, United States
610-623-0333
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