George David NEELY
December 8, 1915 - March 5, 2000
Age 84, was born in Seattle, December 8, 1915 to George and Ella Neely, descendants of the pioneer Neely family of Auburn Valley, died March 5, 2000. George graduated from Cleveland High School in 1933, and married Edwinna Doyle on September 2, 1939. He was an exceptional baseball player, winning the Chapman Award for Fast-Pitch Baseball in 1949, and inducted into the Seattle Metro Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977. He was also involved in Little League, coaching a State Championship team. George was a veteran of WWII, having served in Germany. After the war, he became owner/proprietor of the Gay Nineties Tavern in South Park, where he remained for 38 years until his retirement in 1981. He was an avid sportsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and outdoor activities with friends and family at his beloved Hood Canal property. George is survived by his wife of 61 years, Edwinna Neely; his sons George David Jr. Patricia, James Janet, Thomas Susan, and Donald Sarah; grandchildren Eric, Ryan, Todd, Scot, Amy, Aaron, Shaughnessey, James, and Michael, and great-granddaughters Kendra and Kassidy. The family suggests remembrances to the Alzheimer’s Association, 12721 30th Ave. NE #101, Seattle, WA 98125.