William Charles Neamand, 88, a resident of Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County, was called home to be with our Lord Monday morning, March 3, 2014, in Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg.
PopPop, as he was referred to by his grandchildren, had been in declining health for the past two weeks.
William was born Thursday, Feb. 4, 1926, in Philadelphia, Pa., a son of the late William H. Neamand and Margaret M. Burns Neamand.
On Nov. 19, 1948, in Philadelphia, Pa., he married the former Eleanor Ruth Press, who preceded him in death July 24, 2011.
Left to cherish William's memory are two daughters, Lynda Perella of New Jersey, and Deborah J. Gowers and husband, Cledith P. Jr., of Beverly; one son, William Neamand Jr. and wife, Lane, of South Carolina; one brother, Dennis Neamand and wife, Lois, of Pennsylvania; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death, besides his parents and wife, were two sons, Patrick W. and James M. Neamand; one brother, Donald Neamand; and one sister, Joyce Hart.
William graduated from North East High in Philadelphia and attended Wydner College. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served in the Pacific Theater on the USS Seabu during World War II. He worked as a self-employed electrical contractor. William enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. William was Catholic by faith and was a Fourth Degree member of Knights of Columbus, Council 4052 of Feasterville, Pa.
Visitation will be conducted at Randolph Funeral Home Friday, March 7, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the funeral hour. Minister of Care and Eucharistic Minister to the Homebound, Lori Smith of St. Brendan Catholic Church will officiate, and interment will follow in Beverly Cemetery where members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion, Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Navy Honor Guard will conduct full military honors.
The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for William Charles Neamand. Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.