April 13, 1922 ~ February 24, 2021
Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Greece , NY
Greece: Born April 13, 1922. Reunited with his wife of over 75 years, Arline Vay, on February 24, 2021. He is predeceased by his loving parents Frank Nealon and Lillian Stephans Nealon: his siblings Lorraine(Carl) Laniak, Mary (May) (George) Foos and William (Martha) Nealon and great-grandson Jacob Aeckerle.
Survived by his children: Don (Sue), Jim (Mary), Paul (Claudia), Kathy (Jerry) Neu, Bob (Cathy), Therese (Kevin) Bishop, Beth (Lou) Mink, John (Judy); 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Lester, Sister Concepta Vay SSJ (Dorothea); many loving nieces, nephews and extended members of the Schmerbeck, Lavigne, Hammill, Richter, Donald Vay and Marguerite Ryan families.
Bud was an altar server, Boy Scout, graduate of Edison Tech, and served in the Army Air Force during WWII in England, France, the Netherlands and Germany. He landed in Normandy on D5, participated in the Battle of the Bulge and was a decorated veteran. He was employed over 32 years in the United States Postal Service. He attended the scholastic and sporting events of all his children and grandchildren. Bud loved vacationing in the Adirondack Mountains and in Florida. He played and coached baseball. Dancing and ice-skating were activities he enjoyed. He was a life-long Yankee and Notre Dame fan. He regularly attended St. John the Evangelist Church in Greece.
No prior calling. Bud’s Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, (March 3rd) at 10:30 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, Greece. Private Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice in his memory.