James “JN” Wes­ley Neighoff

Record Observer - - Obituaries -

CENTREVILLE — James “JN” Wes­ley Neighoff, 67, of Centreville, passed away sud­denly on Mon­day, Aug. 8, 2016, at Shock Trauma af­ter a stroke. JN was born in Baltimore, on May 22, 1949, to the late John Wes­ley and Dorothy Neighoff, and grew up in Linthicum Heights and Glen Burnie. He is a vet­eran of the Viet­nam War serv­ing from 1969-71 as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army. He grad­u­ated from the Uni­ver­sity of Mary­land in 1975, and taught high school at An­dover High School in Linthicum and at Lake Clifton High School in Baltimore City. He was elected ten­ure from Baltimore City Schools in 1978.

He mar­ried Linda Mel­chor on July 13, 1979, in An­napo­lis. JN loved horse­back rid­ing, snow ski­ing, boat­ing, golf­ing, hunt­ing, mu­sic, rid­ing his Har­ley, sail­ing his cata­ma­ran, and shar­ing these ac­tiv­i­ties/ad­ven­tures with his fam­ily and friends.

He loved his home away from home on the beautiful is­land of St. Croix. Jim of­ten en­ter­tained fam­ily and friends with his story-telling, re­sult­ing in con­ta­gious laugh­ter.

He owned Abbey An­tiques lo­cated on Mary­land Av­enue in An­napo­lis, and then moved the busi­ness to Fed­eral Hill dur­ing the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. He also was the owner of Neighoff Con­tract­ing. He built beautiful homes that he said were “Neighoff” homes no mat­ter how many times they were bought and sold, and would not com­pro­mise if the buyer wanted to cut cor­ners.

Jim is sur­vived by his wife, Linda; his son, Eric James Neighoff, and his daugh­ter, Faith; and step­sons, Michael and Joseph Cornog; and his daugh­ter, Al­li­son Lynn Neighoff, and her daugh­ter, Ava, of Centreville, MD. He is also sur­vived by his sis­ter, Carolyn Neighoff and hus­band, Jack Cromett, of Au­gusta, ME; brother, R. Steven Neighoff and his wife, Lau­rie, of Me­tairie, LA; sis­ter, Linda Mueller and her hus­band, Bob, of Gardiner, ME; sis­ter-in­law, Patsy Mel­chor Hood and her hus­band, Bill, of Stevensville, MD; broth­ers-in-law, Wayne Mel­chor and his wife, Stephanie, of Pasadena, MD, and Brian Mel­chor and his wife, Wendy, of An­napo­lis, MD; his un­cle, Jack Har­man; and many lov­ing nieces, neph­ews, and his life­long, dear friends.

Our fam­ily is proud and in­spired that Jim do­nated his or­gans, which saved lives and im­proved the lives of many oth­ers. And we thank “Liv­ing Legacy” for their car­ing and sup­port­ive at­ten­tion to Jim and our fam­ily. Do­na­tions to the Liv­ing Legacy Foun­da­tion can be sent to: Liv­ing Legacy Foun­da­tion, ATTN: Ann Bromery, 1730 Twin Springs Road, Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21227. Please no­tate in mem­ory of James W. Neighoff.

A Vet­er­ans Honor Me­mo­rial ser­vice was held at the Crownsville Vet­eran’s Ceme­tery on Aug. 18.


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