Michael Paul Neylon
Michael Paul Neylon
May 14, 1942 ‐ July 08, 2022
Michael Paul Neylon, age 80, passed away July 8, 2022.
Michael is survived by Nancy (nee Kraft), his loving wife of 58 years; his sons, Michael K. and Andrew, daughter-in-law Heather, and his two grandchildren, Carter and Adison.
Michael is preceded in death by his mother Olive, father Bartholomew, brother John and sister Trisha.
Michael was born in Hull, England in 1942. In 1957, Michael moved to the United States with his parents and siblings, and made Northeast Ohio his home until his death. He became a U.S. citizen in 2008.
Michael graduated from Fenn College of Engineering (Cleveland, OH) in 1964 with a degree in Civil Engineering. After graduation, he went to work for the International Salt Company (now Cargill) assisting the operations of the Cleveland salt mine under Lake Erie. A lucky man who loved his work, every day was different and gave him a chance to explore and create solutions for the company. He was awarded the company's Golden Circle Award in 2005 for outstanding leadership and commitment to business excellence and the Innovator of the Year in 2007 for his work in de-icing technology. Michael worked with the mine for 42 years before retiring.
In addition to his work, Michael enjoyed gardening that included him always tinkering around with his home’s landscaping. He was also an avid theater goer, reader of various historical events, and camping. He also enjoyed traveling to England, road trips to the Pacific Northwest, New England, and the South which included multiple family vacations to Myrtle Beach, SC.
While raising his children, Michael helped coach his sons’ various athletic teams and was part of the Westlake Town Criers. For many years he volunteered at St. Pat's (Cleveland, OH) food bank, providing meals to those in the community in need and participated in the annual ‘Clean Up the Flats’ events. He also volunteered for his church Bethesda on the Bay.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Northeast Ohio SPCA Pet Shelter at 9555 Brookpark Rd, Parma, OH, 44129 are preferred.