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Andrew Thomas Neher

Died: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018

Celebration of Life

Location: Langlois Community Church

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Andrew Thomas Neher, Jr. passed away peacefully on Friday, November 2, 2018 at his home in Bandon, OR. with his wife, Shari Heath by his side. 

Andy was born April 22, 1944 in San Bernardino, CA to Andrew, Sr. and Naomi (Pendergraft) Neher.  He graduated from San Bernardino High School in 1962 and joined the Navy, where he served two tours of duty in Vietnam.  He retired as a Stagehand from IATSE Local 33 in the greater Los Angeles area in 2001.  Andy was an avid model train enthusiast and for eight years he volunteered at the Pomona Fairplex’s Garden Railroad in Pomona, CA.  He loved the outdoors and in his retirement years was able to spend time traveling with his fifth-wheel trailer through California, Oregon, and Colorado.  He fought and won a battle with esophageal cancer in 2008 and moved to the coast of Oregon in 2009.


Andy is survived by his wife, Shari Heath of Bandon, OR, his two children Adrienne (Neher) and son-in-law Randy Ortega of Beaumont, CA, son Joshua Neher of San Bernardino, CA, three grandchildren, Julien, Gabriel, and Nathaniel Ortega and his beloved dog Scamp.


A celebration of life will be held at Langlois Community Church probably in late December. The date is not yet determined. 

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