Felix Ramon Neals

January 5, 1929 ~ January 12, 2022 (age 93)


The Honorable Felix R. Neals, Administrative Law Judge (Ret.), was born in Jacksonville, Florida, son of Felix R. Neals, Sr., and Lylia Wilson Neals.

He spent his childhood between Jacksonville and Miami. He graduated from Stanton High School, Jacksonville, at the age of 16, and enlisted in military service shortly after. Following an honorable discharge from the military (WWII, Pacific Theater) he attended and received a B.S. from Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho. He was elected to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, won a U.S. National Intercollegiate Oratory Championship, and was awarded the Degree of Special Distinction in PI Kappa Delta Honor Society.

Felix was a gifted poet, a finalist in an annual competition of Yale University Series for Younger Poets. Poetry being a lifelong endeavor, he recently completed his book: Autistic Reflections in a Steel Mirror. Felix, a retired New York civil servant, worked in various jobs: Agency attorney and Chief Counsel, Office of Economic Opportunity; Administrative Law Judge, Supervising Administrative Law Judge, and Special Deputy Secretary of State, Department of State. Before government service, Felix worked for ITT Corporation (NJ), as legal counsel and administrator of education; and for RCA, as administrator, computer applications early-education (NYC, Pala Alto), a joint venture with Dr. Patrick Suppes of Stanford University’s Institute for Mathematical Research in the Social Sciences.

Felix was a member of New York State and national administrative law judge associations. His writings include articles onPsychosystematics (Felix’s method of forging conceptual mental networks to subjugate autism in his life.}

He leaves to cherish his memory, Betty, his wife of 61 years, their three children, Felice E. Neals, Felix Reynold Neals {Arleen); Hon. Julien X. Neals {Lauren); grandson, Julien Keith Neals, dear family, in-laws, extended family and friends.

The Neals family sincerely thanks everyone for the prayers, the overwhelming kind and caring thoughts and sincere condolences.

In Felix’s honor, we encourage you to support the autism community by donating to an autism-related charity.

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