Neal James Van Splinter, 66, of Reid Street, Peru, died Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at his residence.
He was born in Plattsburgh, February 8, 1952, the son of Cornelius and Ernestine (Rushford) Van Splinter. He grew up in Plattsburgh and graduated from Peru Central School in 1970.
Neal worked as an electrician at Imperial Wall Covering from 1978 until its closure, Prim Hall for 3 years, and Cologne Security from 2002 until his retirement. He also owned Flat Rock Kennels where he raised and trained champion hunting dogs and ran a hunting guide business.
He was a member of Clinton County RACES providing service during civil emergencies, American Radio Relay League, Amateur Radio, Emergency Services, National Rifle Association, East Coast Amateur Radio Service, Champlain Valley Amateur Radio Club, Peru Rod and Gun Club, Black Horse Sporting Club, and Bennett Hill Hunt Club.
Neal was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed amateur radio, building and flying scale model aircraft, and hunting. He valued family above all else.
Left to cherish the memory of Neal are, his beloved children, Jessica, Danielle and Corey Van Splinter; grandchildren, Colby and Jordyn Cody; his father, Cornelius "Neil" Van Splinter; sister, Kathleen and her husband Richard Miller; brother, John Van Splinter; nieces, Jennifer Miller and Heather Granger; great-nephew, Ian Miller; great-niece, Molly Granger; and many aunts and uncles.
Neal was predeceased by his mother, Ernestine Van Splinter, September 27, 2011.
Calling hours will be held Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 11 to 1 PM at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. A funeral service will follow at 1 PM in the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Alan D. Shnob, officiating.
Donations in his memory may be made to the National Rifle Association.
Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055.