Retired National Guard Brig. Gen. Thomas F. McNeal, an engineer for the Bethlehem Steel Corp., died last Wednesday after a short illness at a hospital in Blue Hill, Maine, near his summer home at Sedgewick, Maine. He was 84.
Services for General McNeal, who lived on Wickford Road, were being held today at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1316 Park Ave.
He retired in 1963 as commander of the 1st Brigade of the 29th Division. He had kept basically the same post with different titles through two reorganizations since he was named commander of the 175th Infantry Regiment, the old 5th Regiment, in 1958.