Tonawanda News


November 24, 2012

Neil L. Overturf

BUFFALO — Neil L. Overturf, age 88, of North Tonawanda, November 22, 2012 in Veterans Hospital, Buffalo, after a brief illness. He was born in DuBois, PA and lived most of life in North Tonawanda. Neil was a WWII U.S. Army veteran and was a P.O.W. He was a member of the Ex POWs and the American Legion, Sikora Post. He was an Operating Engineer and worked for Local #463, Niagara Falls, NY. He and his late wife, Helen, enjoyed traveling and had visited all 50 states. He was an avid hunter and outdoors man.

He was the husband of the late Helen L. (nee Neddy) Overturf for over 65 years. Dear father of Mary (Paul) Overturf-Gauthier of Warrenton, VA; Jim (Mona) Overturf of Williamsburg, VA; Phyllis Overturf-Spence of East Aurora; and Shirley (Kenneth) Overturf-Harms of Greenville, SC; grandfather of seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the FRETTHOLD FUNERAL HOME INC., 1241 Oliver St. at Ward Rd, in North Tonawanda on Sunday from 6-8 PM, and Monday 10-11 AM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 11 AM. Entombment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Legion, Sikora Post.                     Guest register available at

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