US Navy

CDR Henry H. Neuhard US Navy Ret.

September 27, 1932 ~ June 4, 2020 (age 87)

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Commander Henry Harrison Neuhard passed away on 4 June 2020 at his home in Viera, Florida due to Parkinsons disease.

 

“Hal” was born in Milton, PA to parents, Franklin (Hank) and Catharine Neuhard in 1932.  He graduated from Milton High School and after one semester at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy.  While at Great Lakes, he took the fleet exam which led to a Secretary of the Navy appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating with the class of 1956.

 

The day after graduation, he married the love of his life, Janet Anderson. They had 4 children, one son, Christopher (Kathryn), 3 daughters, Jennifer Winegar (Donald). Elyse Duncan (Bill) and Leigh Blattler (Robert).

 

Hal’s Naval career had him serving as weapons officer on the USS New (818), USS Tattnall (DDG19) and USS Newport News (CA148). He received a BS degree in engineering at Post Graduate school in Monterey, CA. He returned to USNA to join the faculty there teaching ordnance. He served at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA as Combat Systems Officer.

 

After 31 ½ years, Hal retired after serving as planning officer at NAV.ORD, Louisville, KY in 1983. Upon his retirement, the Govenor awarded him the title of Kentucky Colonel.

 

After retiring in Florida, he started careers 2 and 3. He taught high school mathematics and sold Real Estate.  He served both the Navy and his family well. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed bowling and had a strong faith. He is survived by his wife, Janet and his four children, 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
July 18, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Beckman Williamson Funeral Home
5400 Village Drive
Viera, FL 32955
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Celebration of Life
Saturday
July 18, 2020

11:00 AM
Beckman Williamson Funeral Home
5400 Village Drive
Viera, FL 32955
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