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Richard "Mike" Michael Neely

June 7, 1949 ~ November 19, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Richard "Mike" Neely Obituary

Richard Michael Neely ("Mike"), 74, died Sunday, November 19, in West Chester. Born in Darby, Pennsylvania, on June 7, 1949, he was a son of the late Emma Marie (Scholler) and the late John Augustus Neely.

Beloved husband of Judith A. Scheffler, he was the loving father of Michael Scheffler Neely (Victoria Anderson), Elisabeth Morgan (Neely) Burtch (James Burtch), and Michelle Moller (Jason Benson), and the devoted grandfather of Kian Neely, Della Neely, Gavin Burtch, and Juliette Burtch. He is also survived by two sisters, Regina (Neely) Forsythe, and Catherine (Neely) Mullin, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by siblings John Neely and Christine Neely.

Raised in Upper Darby, he was a graduate of Bonner High School. He received a B.A. in Economics from LaSalle University and an M.S. in Accounting from Temple University. He was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society for Business Management. His military service was with the United States Army Reserve.

He had a 38-year career with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Labor and Industry, Office of Unemployment Compensation Tax Services. Beginning as Tax Agent, he rose to become Unemployment Compensation Tax Regional Director, a position from which he retired in 2013.

He was an active member of Advent Lutheran Church in West Chester, where he served many years as church auditor and as a communion assistant. He loved spending summer vacations with family in Cape May, attending concerts of the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Kimmel Center, traveling to Europe, reading history, and especially watching his grandchildren grow.

Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation, Saturday November 25, 2023 from 10-10:45 at the Advent Lutheran Church 1601 Green Lane West Chester, PA followed by his Funeral Service at 11am. Interment will be in the Birmingham Lafayette Cemetery, West Chester.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Advent Lutheran Church at the above address or the Parkinson's Foundation 200 SE 1st Street Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131.

Arrangements by DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. West Chester 610-696-1181 www.DellaFH.com

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November 25, 2023

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Advent Lutheran Church
1601 Green Lane
West Chester, PA 19382

Funeral Service
November 25, 2023

11:00 AM
Advent Lutheran Church
1601 Green Lane
West Chester, PA 19382

Interment will be in

Birmingham Lafayette Cemetery
1235 Birmingham Rd.
West Chester, PA 19382


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