Neal Michael Lombardo passed away at The Brian Center in Durham, North Carolina on February 21, 2017 after battling cancer for three years. Neal, the son of Nicholas and Mildred Lombardo, was born on September 9, 1942 at Boulevard Hospital in Queens, NY and lived in Mebane, North Carolina, close to his daughters and grandchildren. Neal graduated from Darien High School in 1960 and went on to Allegheny College where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Neal graduated from The University of Bridgeport in Connecticut with a Bachelor's Degree in business administration. After graduation from college, Neal married Mary Elizabeth Fraser had two wonderful daughters, Beth and Christine. His career took him to places such as Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa; Morristown, NJ; Johnson City, TN; Columbus, GA and finally, retirement in Mebane, NC.
Neal had a passion for baseball and was a brilliant first baseman in Darien Little League and Babe Ruth League. Another passion was music. Neal not only listened to and collected various styles of music of the 1960s and beyond, he also became an excellent bass guitar player and was locally famous as a member of a band called The Belvederes.