Judith Levering Neale

December 31, 1937 - August 3, 2022
Judith Levering Neale


Judith Levering Neale, 84, of Wilmington, N.C. passed away August 3, 2022. She was born on December 31, 1937, in Glenside, PA to Charles and Mary (Ahern)
Levering. She is predeceased by her sister, Barbara Blank.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Robert S. Neale; son, David Neale and wife, Jennifer; son, Steven Neale and wife, Deborah; and daughter, Cheryl Maslow
and husband, Thomas. She had four beloved grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Judy raised her family in Ossining, N.Y. for 25 years, before moving with her husband, Robert to Wilmington in 1986, where she was an active member of the community. She was a volunteer at heart, and began offering her time and talents to the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) in her early years in Wilmington. However, Judy’s true love was for animals, and began advocating for their welfare as a member of the animal control advisory board. Judy then moved on to the New Hanover County Humane Society, first working on their newsletter, then as a recording secretary for the Board, and finally as president. She was part of a core group of volunteers who served the organization for over 20 years.

Judy often brought her work home with her, resulting in adoptions of her last three dogs. Over the years she also brought comfort to residents of local nursing
homes by visiting with her gentle collie, Kitty.

There will be a private remembrance with family only.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Judith’s honor to the SPCA/Humane Society of the United States.

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  • August 14, 2022
    Thom Maslow says:
    Judy was more of a mother than a mother in law. She instantly embraced me and showed me infinite compassion and love. I will always treasure the times we spent together from at ocean’s side to boat rides on the water and meals filled with my favorite foods. She treated me like one of her sons and I will miss her terribly.

  • August 13, 2022
    De & Annette Hendrix says:
    Our hearts go out to the entire Neale family at this time of your loss. May she rest in peace and in the hearts of those she loved.

  • August 12, 2022
    Susan Cohen says:
    Judy was a wonderful and caring person whom I was lucky to have as a friend. She will be missed by all who knew her. Love and peace to you.

  • August 11, 2022
    Matthew neale says:
    Grandma was always there for me. She took care of me when my brother had cancer. She always invited me to come visit her when I first joined the military and lived in South Carolina and when I did she always had my favorite chicken salad ready for me. Grandma I will always love and miss you.

  • August 11, 2022
    Steven Neale says:
    Mom, you are now finally at peace. Good bye.