Great sadness has again fell upon the Chapter. Longtime member Don Neyhart passed away on Wednesday September 17. I was able to meet Don two years ago and spent several hours with him. We talked about many things during the time I spent with him but the topic always came back to fishing. He loved everything about fishing and all types of fishing. Don realized at that time that he would not be able to continue fishing and donated his entire collection (several thousand dollars worth) to the Chapter.
Don donated over 30 fishing rods of every imaginable type, a large collection of fly tying materials and flies, lure making equipment, a very large assortment of hooks, lures, weights, tackle box’s, and assorted other accessories. His generosity was, and still is, greatly appreciated and has sparked others to donate to the Chapter although no collection as large as Don’s.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Don’s entire family and friends
Don’s obituary as it appears on the Sanders Mortuary website is given below (http://www.sandersmortuary.com/obits/obituary.php?id=497964)
Donald J. Neyhart, 88, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Valley View Nursing Center. Born Dec. 17, 1925, in Lock Haven, he was a son of Albert and Elizabeth (Burkholder) Neyhart. Donald married his high school sweetheart on May 22, 1949, Marguerite E. (Fowler) Neyhart. Don was a member of Lycoming Presbyterian Church. He was a 1944 graduate of Williamsport Area High School and attended Williamsport Technical Institute. Don graduated from Bliss Institute of Washington, D.C., majoring in electrician in 1946, American University Business Management in 1971, and Whirlpool Corporation Management and Service School. He was an Army Veteran of World War II. Following his military service he was employed with Sylvania Electric and Westinghouse Electric for five years. He was the owner and operator of Don Neyhart’s TV and Appliance Center for 24 years and P.E.N. Video Rental for 5 years. He was a member of the Williamsport Consistory, Ivy Blue Lodge F & AM, Zafar Grotto and Travelers Protective Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. His dream was always to retire and do more fishing. Surviving in addition to his wife Peggy are his daughters, Rebecca D. (Jeffery) Huff, of Trout Run and Lucinda S. (Joseph) Andruscavage, of Red Lion; grandchildren, Joshua T. Huff, Samuel T. (Jennifer) Huff, Patrick Cooper and Ashley Cooper; great-grandchildren, Deegan, Darenger, Audria, Ryder, Piper, Max and Joseph; brothers, Albert E., Paul L. and Laurence J. Neyhart; and sister, Elizabeth A. Jackson. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard D. Neyhart, and sisters, Roberta Bennett and Eleanor Frank. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Dr. Larry A. LeFeber officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Donald’s name to the American Heart Association, 968 Postal Road, Suite 110, Allentown, PA 18109.