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Eugene N. Neptune
(December 10, 1921 - July 6, 2012)

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Eugene N. Neptune

Eugene N. Neptune, 90, of Pittsburg, passed away at 9:55 a.m., Friday, July 6, 2012, at Via Christi Hospital, Pittsburg. He was born December 10, 1921, at Pittsburg, KS, to Jasper D. “J.D.” and Tennie (Gibson) Neptune. He attended local schools and graduated from Pittsburg High School in 1942. He grew up during the Great Depression. He was a Pittsburg Headlight newspaper carrier for ten years during those times. He always enjoyed sharing fond memories of classmates and of playing football as a Pittsburg Purple Dragon. Mr. Neptune served in the United States Army for forty-two months during World War II. After training at Fort Riley, KS, he served in the leading edge of General George Patton’s Third Army, 16th Armored Division, 23rd Cavalry Regiment, in France, Germany and Czechoslovakia. On October 30, 1954, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Mary J. Montemurro. Together they loved to travel and they visited every state except Alaska. She preceded him in death on May 16, 2008, after 53 years of marriage. Mr. Neptune owned and operated the Neptune Radiator Repair Service and Car Wash for 25 years. He was also a trained welder and pipe fitter. He was an avid aviation enthusiast and was a licensed private pilot. He was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church of Pittsburg. Mr. Neptune is survived by a son, Ron Piccini and his wife, Sharon of Pittsburg, six grandchildren, Cathy Minton, Randy Piccini and his wife, Wendy, Paul Piccini and his wife, Kathi, Joe Piccini and his wife, Amy, Chuck O’Malley and his wife, Robyn, and Tammy Duley and her husband, Cary, sixteen great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, nephew, Calvin Neptune and his wife, Mary of Aurora, CO, three close cousins, Delores Cobb, Loretta Fox and Virginia Schulte and several great nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Calvin D. Neptune and an infant sister. A service for Mr. Neptune will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church, Pittsburg, with Pastor Joshua Gooding officiating. Burial will follow in the Highland Park Cemetery, where the Benjamin Fuller American Legion Post No. 64 of Pittsburg will conduct a flag folding ceremony. The family will receive friends Monday, at the Brenner Mortuary, from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The family suggests memorials to the First United Methodist Church. These may be left at or mailed to the Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. 4th St., Pittsburg, KS 66762. Online condolences may be left at www.brennermortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, KS.

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