Howard D. Neild Jr. died Dec. 17, 2009. He was born Aug. 21, 1941.

He was the son of Eleanor F. Neild and Howard Neild Sr. He was educated in South Thomaston and Rockland schools.

In his younger life he worked in local quarries and fish factories and dairy farms. He loved animals.

He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Richard-Thomas; and a sister, May Coley.

He is survived by a brother, George of South Thomaston; a brother, Ronald Neild of Spruce Head; a sister, Marion Gargan of Jefferson; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no services. Private arrangements were made by the family.