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Lillian M. Neer

Published on October 12, 2016

Lillian M. Neer of Long Eddy, NY, a homemaker and lifetime resident, died Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at home. Daughter of the late William and Emma Staesser, Lillian was born October 6, 1929 in Long Eddy. Lillian was the widow of Walter Neer Sr.

Lillian was a Long Eddy Fire District Commissioner for 26 years, a life member of Allan Milk Post #7276 Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Long Eddy, a member of the Basket Historical Society, and a member of the Long Eddy Hose Company Ladies Auxiliary.

Lillian is survived by her children Walter Neer Jr. of Tucson, AZ; Diana LaClair and her husband Bruce of Eliot, ME; Patty Neer of Rochester, NY; and Sandra Ross of Long Eddy; her sister Shirley Swendsen; 10 grandchildren, Yvonne Neer, Walter Neer III, Nicholas La Clair and his fiancée Heather, Jessica Kenyon and her husband Andrew, Casey Ross, Emmylou Olson and her husband Bryan, Garrett Ross and his wife Kira; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband Lillian was predeceased by two brothers, William and John Staesser, and by her son-in-law Ernie Ross II.

The funeral service was held on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, 34 Upper Main Street, Callicoon, NY. Burial will be in Rock Valley Cemetery, Long Eddy, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.