Obituary of Neil Joseph Yandow
Neil Yandow, the man, the myth, the legend. Men wanted to be him, women wanted to be with
him, and some didn’t know what to think! To capture Neil would be like trying to grab sunlight
blazing by, too big and bright for this planet! His energy was magnetic and his heart made of
pure gold. Neil was the most loyal, genuine, soul! If one had the chance to see his smile,
experience his wicked humor or feel his love, you would be lucky indeed! Whether you met Neil
in passing or knew him for years, he impacted and touched your heart in a memorable way. To
know Neil was to love Neil!
Neil loved bridge jumping, reggae music, making people laugh until they cried, walking on his
hands, floating down rivers, but most of all, he loved his son, his family, and his friends! He was
a great cook, amazing dancer, hilarious story teller and adrenaline junky! His potential taken too
early, with so much more love to give, he now soars high with the angels.
Surviving Neil is his mother, Fran O’Neill; father, Joseph Yandow; son, Liam Yandow and his
siblings, Julia and Matthew, and their mom Jennifer Ildefonso; sister, Sarra Yandow and
brother-in-law Richard Nigro; brother, Zavier Yandow; nieces, Sarae Zinnah and Sky Nigro;
grandmother, Frances Yandow; girlfriend, Brittany Scoca; and beloved cousins and friends from
all over the country.
The Celebration of Neil’s life will be held at The Candlewood Lake Club, 919 Candlewood Lake
Rd South, New Milford, on October 13th from 12-4pm. Non-mourning attire please.
In lieu of flowers, or other condolences, Neil’s family has chosen to collect donations for an
educational fund for Neil’s son Liam. Please find the Go Fund Me link below:https://www.gofundme.com/f/liams-scholarship-fund
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