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Neil T. Rees

1947 ~ 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Olean- Neil T. Rees of Olean N.Y. passed away on Thursday January 5th from heart complications at the age of 75.

 

He was born in 1947 at the Olean General Hospital and graduated from Hinsdale High School. After High School, Neil was drafted into the United States Army and fought in the conflict in Vietnam with the 9th Infantry Division from 1967-1968, receiving several medals for honorable service.

After the Army, Neil met the love of his life Eleanore Hall and married her on October 3, 1970, together they shared 52 years of marriage, before her passing in 2022. They started their family in the Olean area, before hiring out with the railroad in 1976. Neil worked for the railroad for 38 years as a machine operator until finally retiring in 2014. He was a devoted family man and is survived by three sons and many grandchildren. He was loved by everyone that knew him, and he always had a good word to say or a helping hand to offer. Family and friends will deeply miss this wonderful man.

Services will be held on Saturday (January 14, 2023) at the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State Street from 11am-noon, at which time funeral services will begin and will honor both Neil and his beloved wife Eleanore who passed only 11 months apart and will now be together in peace.  Burial will be in Mt. View Cemetery and at the convenience of the family.

Online condolences, may be expressed at www.guentherfh.com.


Services

Visitation
Saturday
January 14, 2023

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Guenther Funeral Home, Olean
1303 E. State
Olean, NY 14760

Funeral Service
Saturday
January 14, 2023

12:00 PM
Guenther Funeral Home, Olean
1303 E. State
Olean, NY 14760

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