Animals Pets 11

Roger L. Neville

August 12, 1941 ~ October 31, 2021 (age 80)


Roger L. Neville, 80, passed on October 31, 2021at UPMC Bedford hospital. He was born at home in North Point, Broad Top Township to parents Ralph and Reba Mae (Foster) Neville on August 12, 1941. Roger is survived by daughters Anne Lemin, Jana Pail (companion James McNally) and Scarlett (Shawn) Brode. He is survived by one sibling, Janet McKnight, as well as special nephew Joseph Neville who was reared in the family home. Roger had 8 grandchildren: Tyson, Brittanie and Aubrey Neville, Dr. Lauren (Daniel) Anderson, Sarah Pail, Maddison Brumbaugh (companion Jules Laffitte), and Kayley and Ashlynn Brode. He also had 5 greatgrandchildren: Trystan and Trenton Neville, Haelee and Mackenzie Coffman, and Vivian Rose Anderson. Roger was predeceased by infant sister Betty, as well as sisters Helen, Faye, Donna and brother Fred. Also predeceasing Roger was a son-in-law Michael Pail and grandparents John and Catherine (Masemore) Neville and Howard and Edna (Hastings) Foster and step-grandmother Mary Foster. Roger had many and varied careers throughout his lifetime, beginning as a teenage coalminer working alongside his father in the Broad Top coalfields and setting pins at the bowling alley which once existed in Coaldale Boro. Roger later worked at the Letterkenny army depot, Blue Diamond and other trucking companies and Tri-County Petroleum, finally retiring after many years from K. W. Reese, Inc. Roger graduated from Saxton Liberty High School in 1959 alongside his lifetime friend William Axon. Roger was a lifelong Democrat and is remembered by his children as a particularly kind and patient father who enjoyed tending to his pets and regaling his children with stories of his happy childhood. He read the Bedford Gazette each day, clipping news articles of the children’s school and sports accomplishments and keeping himself apprised of political events. Roger enjoyed watching football, NASCAR racing and attending races at the Bedford Speedway as well as morning coffee visits with friends. He also enjoyed visits with his remaining sibling Janet and indulging in her delicious baked breads and treats. Due to Roger’s care and devotion to his own pets as well as local strays, the family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, friends make contributions to the Bedford County Humane Society. Donations may be made online at The family welcomes friends to visit between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1: 00 p.m. on November 5, 2021 at the Curtis A. Heath Funeral Home Inc. Graveside services will be held at the Duvall Cemetery directly following the viewing with grandson Tyson R. Neville officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Curtis A. Heath Funeral Home Inc. 5010 Railroad Ave. Broad Top City, PA. 16621. Online condolences can be made at

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November 5, 2021

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