In Memory

Jane Duane (Neal)

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08/22/23 12:03 PM #1    

Michael Grossman

Jane Townsend Duane Neal passed away on August 14, 2023 in Richmond, Virginia. She was predeceased by her parents, Jane Massey Duane and Harley Wentworth Duane, Jr.; her sister, Mary Feild Duane Clark; her brother, Harley Wentworth Duane III; and a host of memorable canine companions - Peanut, Lily, Space and Socks, to name a few. She is survived by her husband, Alexander Weldon Neal III; son, Alexander Blair Neal and his wife Lisa Rogers, and her granddaughter, Sola Marceline Neal of Brooklyn, N.Y. Jane was a scrappy tennis player, putting on her witch’s hat to take out the opposition. Jane was a loving and fierce mom who sat beside the schoolyard bully and told him to "knock it off, or else." She was always a fashionista, seeking things both in style and out there. Jane loved to get on stage with any band that let her (and some that wouldn't), just to dance with the lead singer. Jane was a member of St. James’s Episcopal Church, The Country Club of Virginia and the Tuckahoe Woman’s Club. She had the uncanny ability to make anyone her friend in an instant. Jane will be missed. A graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, in Hollywood Cemetery.

08/23/23 09:27 PM #2    

Patricia Cruickshanks

I am so saddened to learn of Jane's passing.  I did not even know that she was sick.  I have so many happy memories of Jane at Albert Hill and TJHS.  She had not been coming to our Reunions, so I asked, on this site, if someone could PLEASE get in touch with Jane and invite her to join this site and come to the Reunion with Weldon.  They did and Jane and Weldon came!!  My heart was so happy seeing both of them there and getting caught up.  It was as if no time had passed.  Jane, I will never forget all of the dancing we did, at every venue, possible.  You made high school so much fun.  I promise to never forget you or your kindness.  Now you are pain-free and dancing in Heaven!!

08/24/23 01:43 PM #3    

Russell Flammia

I used to see Jane and Weldon at some of the dances where the Escorts played at Enzio's & other venures. She was always having fun and very cheerful. She will be missed, so for the rest of us--stay in touch and enjoy the good times. Life is too short.  Rest in peace Jane.

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