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Gerald B. Neff

Gerald B. Neff, 81, of Northampton, died Jan. 5, 2022, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Schaeffer) Neff for 58 years.

Born in Neffs, he was a son of the late Floyd E. and Rachel B. (Klotz) Neff.

He was a 1958 graduate of Allentown High School.

He was a specialist in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1963.

He worked for Sunshine Biscuits Company, Allentown. He was a district manager for Kellogg’s Foods, Allentown. He ended his working career in 2002 after 37 years.

He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Northampton, where he helped to serve church dinners.

He started the Biddy Baseball traveling league through the Northampton Athletic Association. He coached junior bowling for both the Coplay American Club and Hampton Lanes, Northampton. He bowled with the Sunday Mixers at the Allentown Rose Bowl. He was a clip man with the chain gang for years for the Northampton football games. He was a member of the Grocers League in the 1990s.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Scott A. of San Diego, Calif.; a daughter, Denise L. Skrapits of Northampton; a brother, Donald F. Neff of Macungie; and two grandsons, Jordan Skrapits and Michael Ettl.

Contributions may be made to the church memorial fund, c/o the funeral home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, 18067.

Arrangements were made by Schisler Funeral Home Inc.