Foster Earl NEFF

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Foster Neff in his World War I US Army uniform. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 1/24/13 - Image Year: 1919

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PORT ROYAL: A Port Royal man was killed Friday when he apparently fell from a tractor while attempting to park the vehicle in a shed.

Foster Earl Neff, 84, Port Royal RD2, was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday by Juniata County Coroner Dr. Stephen I. Dodd. Injuries sustained in the fall and exposure caused Neff's death, according to the county coroner.

State police said Neff was apparently trying to park the tractor in a shed located on his property at about 10:30 am Friday when he lost control of the vehicle and collided with the rear of the building, causing him to be thrown from the tractor.

His body was found by a neighbor Saturday. According to the coroner's report, Neff had two fractured arms at the time of his death.

He was born October 2, 1890 in Turbett Township to the late Augustus and Mary Zimmerman Neff.

Surviving are three brothers, Paul C. Neff, RD2, Lewistown, Warren D., Loysville and Harvey H. RD2, Port Royal, and two sisters, Mrs. Noah (Evelyn) McMullen, Shippensburg, and Mrs. Anna Aughey RD, Thompsontown.

Neff was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War I serving with the United States Army. He was a member of Port Royal Lutheran Church.

A funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 pm at Rex Funeral Home with the Rev. Henry G. Springer officiating. Interment will be made at New Church Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 1-2 pm.

(Lewistown Sentinel - August 25, 1975)

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 1/24/13 - Image Year: 1919
World War I military record of Foster Neff. (Submitted by Wayne Taylor)

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