Jack Nealon, a long time resident of Incline Village, died August 4, 2018, at Carson Tahoe Hospital.
He and Joan lived the past 2 years with their son Tom, wife Alma, and 3 granddaughters in Carson City.
He was born September 16, 1931 in Pittsfield, Mass. to Mary Ellen Hanrahan Nealon and John F. Nealon. Later this family relocated to Chester, PA.
Jack attended Resurrection grade school and St. James Catholic High School in Chester.
He then served 4 years in the U. S. Coast Guard. After that he graduated from Georgetown University where he received a degree in Business and Foreign Service. He married Joan Elaine Kiley in 1959 at St. Francis Church in Springfield, Pa. They moved to Dearborn, Michigan where he started his career with Ford Motor Co. He worked for Ford for 15 years. He then worked for Nissan Motor
Co. in Sales and Marketing management for 25 years.
He is survived by his wife Joan of 59 years, their 5 adult children and spouses, 10 grandchildren, and a brother Joseph of Philadelphia and several nieces and nephews. He was a member of St. Francis Church where he sang in the choir and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was past president of Incliners, was in the Lions Club, the Tahoe Trampers, Crystal Bay Yacht Club, and the 2004 Poet Laurate of Incline Village.
He always had a big smile on his face and had quite a sense of humor. He was always willing to help others in need and his faith meant a lot to him.
Funeral services will be held in Orange County and burial will be in Ascension catholic Cemetery in Lake Forest, CA. There will be a mass in Jack’s honor at St. Francis Church, 701 Mt Rose Hwy, Incline Village, Sat. Oct. 27, at 11:00 AM
Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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