Michael McNeal ’65

Michael “Mike” Herrington McNeal passed at the Syracuse Veterans Medical Center on July 9, 2019. He was 77 years old.

Mike was born on June 3, 1942 in Schenectady, NY to his parents, Harold and Viola McNeal. He graduated from Hope College and married Marie Wigfield in 1965. After serving in the Army, Mike owned C.Y. Cushman Fence Company. Before retiring he sold the business and worked for Universal Fence Company. Mike volunteered in the community with various youth sports organizations and as an AHL off-ice official. He was a volunteer with the local Rotary and Jaycees, and served as a board member with Mended Hearts. Mike loved golfing with his wife and friends, and genuinely enjoyed everyone he met.

Mike is survived by his wife, Marie; sons Sean (Josie) and Jay (Kelli); niece Abigail (John Harris); nephews, Steven and Jonathan; and grandchildren, Darian, Luke, Donovan, and Matthew; and a host of long-time friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, William McNeal.

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