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Donald F. Neeper

April 17, 1928 ~ May 23, 2015 (age 87)

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Of Forest Hills, age 87, on Friday, May 23, 2015.

Loving husband of the late Maxine T. (Petrick) Neeper.

Dear father of Susan (late Michael) Daniher of CO, Terry (late Raymond) Bradley of Monroeville, Lee Ann (Gerry) Sandusky of MD and Mark (Lisa) Neeper of CO.

Grandfather of Christopher and Sweet Cicely Daniher; Kathryn and Zachary Sandusky; and Bradley Neeper.

Brother of Ronald Neeper of Irwin.

Don was a retired Sales Representative of Westinghouse at the Power Circuit Breaker Division in Trafford. He was a longtime member of the Forest Hills Lions Club and the Forest Hills Auxiliary Police and he was a frequent attendee of Forest Hills Council meetings. Don’s greatest passion was being a jazz drummer. In his prime, he played in various bands in many clubs and nightspots in Pittsburgh. His biggest thrill was the one-evening chance to play with the Benny Goodman Orchestra at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. In his retirement, Don could be found in his basement studio playing his drums to the recorded tunes of Frank Sinatra, Stan Kenton and Count Basie.

Don requested that his body be donated to science. Friends are welcome to a commemoration of Don’s life at his favorite restaurant, Jodi B’s in Forest Hills, on Wednesday from 4-7pm.

Memorial donations may be made to the Forest Hills Lions Club, c/o Henry Van Dyke, Treasurer, 134 Rockwood Ave., Pgh., Pa. 15221.

Arrangements with Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800

 

 

 

 

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Services

Gathering of Family and Friends
Wednesday
May 27, 2015

4:00 PM
Jodi B's
Ardmore Blvd.
Pittsburgh, Pa 15221

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