Philip Joseph Neville, retired president of Reid-Avery Co., died Friday at his home in Homeland after a brief illness related to heart problems. He was 82.
A mass of Christian burial was being offered today at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5300 N. Charles St.
The Baltimore native joined the Dundalk welding-rod manufacturer in 1955 and retired in 1964.
Previously, he worked at Peat, Marwick & Mitchell as a tax manager and at Davis and Osbourne as a partner specializing in brokerage and tax audits. He also worked for the Western Maryland Railroad.
Mr. Neville studied accounting at Johns Hopkins University and became a certified public accountant in 1941. He served in the Army as an auditor from 1943 to 1945.