Edward J. Neher

Retired industrial engineer

Edward J. Neher, 90, of Stow, died Jan. 6, 2013, after a brief stay in Akron General Hospital.

He was the husband of Elizabeth J. Neher of Stow.

Born in Pittsburgh, Mr. Neher was the son of the late Carl Neher and Margaret (Cousins) Neher. He served in the occupation of Japan just after World War II, playing trombone in a U.S. Army band. Employed as an industrial engineer until his retirement in 1989, Mr. Neher was a lifelong enthusiast of photography, music and the outdoors. He spent recent years building and designing things for his growing family and playing tuba and other instruments in several local musical groups that played in retirement centers and elsewhere.

Mr. Neher was a member of Celebration Church in Akron.

In addition to his wife Elizabeth, he is survived by a son, James Neher, and his wife, Judith, of Reading, Pa., and two daughters, Margaret Neher of Ithaca, N.Y., and Kathleen Rippel, and her husband, John, of Stow. He leaves two sisters, Ilaine Dickerman and Rosaline Searight, both of Northport, N.Y., and six grandchildren: Jeffrey Neher, and his wife, Amy, of Philadelphia, Daniel and Timothy Neher of Reading, Pa., and Lisa, Rebecca, and David Rippel, of Stow.

A memorial service was conducted Jan. 12 at Celebration Church.

Visit Mr. Neher's Book of Memories at www.dunn-quigely.com to leave condolences