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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Walter N. Neefe, 80, of Galeton, PA

Walter N. Neefe, 80, of Galeton, PA, passed away Thursday, November 4, 2010 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro.

Born March 2, 1930 in Sweden Valley, PA, he was a son of the late Thomas and Lavana (McCloskey) Neefe. Walt was a 1947 Graduate of Coudersport High School. On October 24, 1953, in Galeton, he married the former Maxine Goodwin, who survives.

Walt worked on his father’s farm in Sweden Hill, was a truck driver for many years and retired from Johnson Truck Line in Tioga, PA in 1992. He was a member of Galeton Moose. Walt loved playing cards, fishing, hunting and camping.

Surviving besides his wife of 57 years, Maxine Neefe, are, a son, Walter Bruce Neefe, Bilerica, MA; two daughters, Lucinda (Phil) Petty, Waverly, NY, and Kimberly (Kenneth) Schaar, Germania, PA; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a sister, Christine (Harold) Baumann, Coudersport, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Walt was predeceased by two brothers, Phillip and Hollis.

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton on Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 12:00-1:00pm.

A Private Graveside Service will be held at the family’s convenience.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Galeton Fireworks Committee or to the Gale Hose Ambulance Association.

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