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Neil D. Farnam
September 24, 1954 ~ July 19, 2017
July 22, 2017
Neil D. Farnam, 62, of Robinson, Pennsylvania, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh.

Born September 24, 1954, in Bonners Ferry, he was the son of the late Percy Emerson Farnam and Janet (Shurtlieff) Dickson.

Neil enjoyed photography, astronomy and scuba diving, and was gifted in math and physics and could make or fabricate almost anything. He was a member of Pipeliners Union Local 798.

He is survived by his mother, Janet Dickson, Robinson, children Matthew Farnam and wife Michelle, Irwin, Pennsylvania, and Heather Farnam Parsons, Seward, Pennsylvania, grandchildren Sabrina Farnam, Symantha McGrath, Tiernan McGrath and Colton Farnam; great-grandson Braylen; sisters Kay Brett, Robinson, and Patty Yates, Vaiden, Mississippi, brother Roger Dickson, Hot Springs, Arkansas, former wife Jane Boring, New Florence, Pennsylvania, and several nieces, nephews and extended family.

In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a sister, Lea Ann Keslar, brother Ernest E. Dickson, stepfather Ernest T. Dickson, niece Tara Swope and great-nephew Kye Mitchell.

His funeral service and interment were held July 22 at Germany Lutheran Cemetery. Indiana, Pennsylvania, with the Reverend Roger Roadman officiating. Online condolences may be left at