Tomiko Neals

Obituary of Tomiko Neals

Tomi Tomiko Patricia/Tamashiro Neals, age 82, of Mullica Woods Community, Mullica Township, NJ passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. She was born in Okinawa, Japan. Tomi married a Navy Seabee Richard M. Neals Jr. Tomi moved to the United States. She worked in the labor industry at Frankford Paper Box Corporation for 15 years in Philadelphia. She then worked in 2 family owned and operated businesses called J & R Imports and Uncle Richie's Mouse House for 25 years in Nesco, NJ. Tomi was predeceased by her husband, Richard M. Neals Jr., her parents Chosho and Ushi Tamashiro, three sisters and one brother. She is survived by two sons, Michael A. Neals (Nunziatina) of Sweetwater, Richard M. Neals III (Rita) of Folsom, five grandchildren Nicole, Theresa, Stefanie, Payge, and Arielle, her great grandchildren, Gabrielle, Morgan, Brennan, Aiden, Dylan and Sammy; one brother, Chogi Tamashiro. She loved outdoor activities such as camping, crabbing, swimming, and traveling with her family. Upon retirement, Tomi and her husband made wooden bird houses and sold novelty products for several years. She had many lifelong friendships in the Philadelphia Area visiting her in NJ. She enjoyed working on her beautiful landscaped front yard by decorating it with flowers, ornaments, and bamboo. Tomi loved being able to drive her car with friends because it gave her the feeling of independence. She stayed active spending time with her friends within the community. She loved going out on her birthday to Red Robin for dinner with her son and his family just to hear them sing happy birthday to her. Tomi maintained lifelong friendships with her Okinawa girlfriends living in the NJ & Philadelphia area. Tomi had a strong Catholic belief and went to church to fill her heart with God. Relatives and friends are invited to attend graveside funeral services on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Greenmount Cemetery, 4301 N. Front Street in Philadelphia, PA. In lieu of flowers please make a donations in her name to St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish, 226 French Street, Hammonton, NJ 08037. Arrangements by the Carnesale Funeral Home in Hammonton, for info or to post condolences go to