OBITUARY

Robert Dohne Neal

October 28, 1950August 15, 2021
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Funeral Services for Robert Dohne Neal, born on October 28th 1950 in Oakland, CA, to Esther and William Neal and passed on August 15th 2021,

He grew up in a navy family traveling the world from Spain to Puerto Rico before settling in Jacksonville, FL. Graduated from Nathan Bedford Forest High School in 1969. Served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War and was a proud veteran. Graduated from Florida Junior College with a degree in Data Processing Sciences in 1977, and attained a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Almeda University in 2004.

Married Diana Lynn Koester on November 26th 1977. Became a father with the birth of Crystal on December 4th 1982, and again with James on January 13th 1984.

Worked 45+ years in various evolving forms of Information Technology. The most recent companies being: CSX, Infosys, MBO Partners (CSX Acct), Fidelity Information Services, and the US Army Corps of Engineers.

He is survived by his wife, Diana; children, Crystal and James; sister, Mary(Emil); an abundance of loving extended family; and a myriad of loyal friends who he loved as family.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Hardage-Giddens Riverside Memorial Park and Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 12 pm until service time at the funeral home.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hgriversidefuneralhome.com for the Neal family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

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Shawn Singh

August 25, 2021

Bob,
I will miss you Sir. When I met you in 2000, I was a college kid, but you treated me with respect and taught me what you could. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with you again at CSX. You'd call me little brother and talk to me about my kids and wife, we'd reminisce about the days at USACE and then we'd get some work done. Again, I will miss you.

Family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Radesh "Shawn" Singh

Jim Hammons

August 19, 2021

My condolences to his Family.

Bob was well known and loved at CSX and we will all miss him greatly.

Preethi Venkatesan

August 19, 2021

I am deeply saddened and lost for words. Bob was my go-to person whenever I need assistance at work. He was always positive, patient and fun to be around. My deepest condolence to his family and friends. His gentle soul will always be in our hearts.

Emory Conrad

August 19, 2021

Bob worked near me at CSX technology on the 6th floor from when I started at CSX in 2012 until his passing. He was one of the people who always greeted me with a smile and a warm word or two. We only crossed paths for work a handful of times, but I saw him frequently and always enjoyed stopping by his desk to chat sometimes briefly, sometimes for several minutes. He was always helpful, kind, and funny. To his family and friends, my sincere condolences. He will be missed.

Marcus Galligan

August 18, 2021

I send my heartfelt condolences for the loss of Bob. He was very capable and entertaining coworker who worked several years with me in the Operations department at CSX Technology. We had fun getting the job done.

He and a couple of others were FSU Seminole fans, along with myself, in a sea of Gator fans at CSX. I know he will be glad to hang out with coach Bowden in the hereafter.

Chris Bryant

August 18, 2021

I will miss my friend dearly. Bob and I worked together for several years at FIS as backup engineers. Bob was always uplifting when things were going sideways and made events like disaster recovery so much more tolerable.
I'm confident I will see him again in the presence of our Lord. I pray that God's peace and comfort will rest in the hearts of Diana, Crystal, and James and all of us who knew and loved Bob.

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