James E. Neighbors Jr., 84

James E. Neighbors, Jr. of Redding died on Jan. 25, 2014. He was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. on June 16, 1929, the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. James E. Neighbors.

Mr. Neighbors graduated from The Hotchkiss School, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School.

In 1995, retired, he moved from Dutchess County, N.Y. to Fairfield County. He served for a time on the Ridgefield Symphony Board. He was a member of Founders Hall in Ridgefield. He also belonged to Wilton Presbyterian Church, where he sang in the choir. He served on the board of WEPCO (Wilton Episcopal Presbyterian Corporation), including as president. He spent many years working for Housatonic Habitat for Humanity of Danbury, where he organized the Thursday Crew for building houses. He also worked in their ReStore, repairing items for resale. Mr. Neighbors was a fine amateur cabinetmaker who specialized in 18th-Century reproductions, and he made grandfather clocks for his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jane Bleecker Fox. He also leaves daughters Keryn Jane Neighbors Geho of Cross Junction, Va., and Daryl Ann Neighbors Filandro of Mendham, N.J.; sons Arthur Griffin Neighbors of Madison, Conn., and Christopher David Neighbors of Cornwall on Hudson, N.Y.; and four grandchildren Benjamin Thomas Geho, Caroline G. Neighbors, Thomas Edward Neighbors (Ted), and Alisdair Edward Neighbors (Alex). His sister, Ernestine Neighbors Hardenbergh of Ohio, and one son, James Edward Neighbors III, predeceased him.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m. at the Wilton Presbyterian Church, 48 New Canaan Road.

Donations in his memory may be made to Housatonic Habitat for Humanity or Danbury Hospital.