Calling Hours:
Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 3:00-7:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

Funeral Service:
Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 11:00am
St. John's Lutheran Church
10 Beil Hill Rd., Greenville, PA
Rev. John Coleman, Pastor, officiating

Inurnment will be in Delaware Cemetery

Neal D. Lineman, age 88, of Mercer Rd. Delaware Twp., Greenville, passed away Friday evening February 24,2023 in UPMC Greenville with his family by his side.

He was born in Van, PA on September 15, 1934 to Martin J. and Marie (Madden) Lineman. Neal was a 1952 graduate of Penn High School, where he excelled in wrestling and football, served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1957 and received his B.S. in Physical Education in 1961 from Purdue University, where he was a member of the wrestling team.

He retired in 1988 from Reynolds School District after twenty-seven years of employment, working as a Health and Physical Education Teacher along with teaching Drivers Education. Neal served as the Reynolds Wrestling Coach from 1961-1977, finishing with a career record of 201 - 10. His teams recorded ten undefeated seasons and won the PIAA AA State Championship in 1977. Five individual state champions were crowned during his tenure along with many other medalists. Neal received numerous local, state and national awards for his accomplishments in coaching, including being inducted to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2001. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Greenville, was a life member of Reynolds VFW Post #7599 and was a past volunteer of the Greenville Good Shepherd Center.

Throughout his life he was a fanatic about physical fitness, working out religiously, running and competing in 5k events. ln addition, he truly loved his family and enjoyed attending and supporting his grandchildren's many events.

On August 2, 1958 he married the former Mary C. Reno, she survives. Also surviving are two daughters; Robyn Weaver and her husband Curt and Vicki Hildebrand and her husband Ted, both of Greenville, a son; David Lineman and his wife Dolly of Greenville, two brothers; LeRoy Greenfield of Georgia and David Greenfield of Florida, five grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his father, his mother; Marie Lineman-Greenfield, a sister; Sis Bee and four brothers; Wes Lineman, Bub Lineman, Glen Lineman and Gene Lineman.

ln lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's for the Jones Enrichment Fund at 339 E. Jamestown Rd., Greenville, PA 16125 or to the Reynolds Wrestling Legacy Club and mailed to Churck Coryea, 1029 N. Buhl Farm Dr., Hermitage, PA 16148 or online at



  1. Anonymous Anonymous
    February 26, 2023    

    RIP Coach.

  2. Lisa Gassner Lisa Gassner
    February 26, 2023    

    RIP Mr “Coach” Lineman. your work on earth is done. you have been restored. prayers for all family of such a legend of a man to all who ever attended RHS.

  3. Mimi Mimi
    February 26, 2023    

    So sorry for your loss – thoughts and prayers for all. ❤️

  4. J Todd Plummer J Todd Plummer
    February 26, 2023    

    Rest well coach.

  5. Josh and Sara Mull Josh and Sara Mull
    February 26, 2023    

    Our deepest sympathies on your loss.

  6. Ralph & Kathy Saylor Ralph & Kathy Saylor
    February 26, 2023    

    The day is done it is time to rest you will be missed by so many but you have made the final journey that we all strive for . Our deepest condolences to all the Family ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  7. Theresa Phillips Theresa Phillips
    February 26, 2023    

    RIP Mr “Coach” Linema, my thoughts and prayers for your Family and Friend’s

  8. Doug Groover Doug Groover
    February 26, 2023    

    Rest in peace coach. Your influence will be felt for generations. You became a part of everyone you touched and made us better people.

  9. Susan Stafford Susan Stafford
    February 26, 2023    

    You were a great inspiration to many people. Your work will not be forgotten. RIP Coach.

  10. Jim Foreman Jim Foreman
    February 26, 2023    

    The world has lost a great human being. I cannot thank he and Mrs. Lineman enough for attending my father’s funeral December 3, 2016. My dad’s funeral was hastily arranged and weather terrible but there were Mr. & Mrs. Lineman. They both put one huge smile on my face when they walked in. I just wish I could return favor and be there in person.

    Thank you for what you have help make me a better person. I will see you soon.

  11. ronda ronda
    February 26, 2023    

    Thoughts and prayers are with the family..

  12. Jami and Jenny King Jami and Jenny King
    February 26, 2023    

    Such a kind and inspirational man, my condolences to his family, Reynolds alumni and friends. He lived such a great life.

  13. Bob, Sam, Elaine, Karen, and Dianne Gano Bob, Sam, Elaine, Karen, and Dianne Gano
    February 26, 2023    

    Prayers and condolences from the Gano family. My Dad and you were part of the “old guard” from Penn High School who set the bar of dominance for those who followed you. What a great example you provided for all of those teams at Reynolds and the people you had a positive impact on. You will truly be missed, Coach. I’m honored to have known you and heard many early stories from Dad about your HS days together.

  14. Joan Baxter Joan Baxter
    February 26, 2023    

    Prayers for all you at this difficult time. Hold close all of your memories.

  15. Ted &Dorothy Greene Ted &Dorothy Greene
    February 26, 2023    

    Sorry for your loss

  16. Denise Darling Denise Darling
    February 26, 2023    

    Rest in heaven coach. You were a faithful servant. You have left legacy at RHS. May God comfort your family.

  17. Kevin Collins 83’ Kevin Collins 83’
    February 26, 2023    

    R.I.P. Coach Lineman
    One of my favorite teachers though out all of High school.

  18. Karen Sherwood Karen Sherwood
    February 27, 2023    

    Thoughts and prayers for the Lineman family. He will be missed by so many!

  19. The Hollobaugh’s The Hollobaugh’s
    February 27, 2023    

    So sorry for your loss, are deepest sympathies and condolences, he will be greatly missed my all who knew him, and all the one’s he touched! May you rest in peace Coach!

  20. Joe & Anna Marie Fry Joe & Anna Marie Fry
    February 27, 2023    

    Thoughts & Prayers to the Complete Lineman Family at this time of sadness. Mr Lineman was truly a man of honor & respect for others & was also an excellent coach for RHS. May he rest in peace.

    Deepest Sympathies,
    Joe & Anna Marie Fry

  21. Carleon Thompson Carleon Thompson
    February 27, 2023    

    With condolences to your loved ones, I acknowledge a rich and varied life well spent. It has been a privilege and an honor to have known you since childhood. With love and respect.

  22. Anonymous Anonymous
    February 27, 2023    

    Coach Lineman was one of my favorite teachers. So , if you had coach for PE class in junior high, you did not get to play dodge ball or kick ball , you wrestled!! This is how coach recruited, he told me to play basketball with a smile on his face. Many years later, he sat with my parents in the ER room at Greenville hospital. He was working grave yard as security. Although I have live away for over 40 years, Im proud to be a Reynolds Raider because of what coach Lineman started. RIP

  23. Brian Johnson Brian Johnson
    February 28, 2023    

    My condolences to the Lineman Family. A true Reynolds legend. Thanks for all the BattleBall games (Dodgeball) games in gym class Mr. Lineman.

  24. Dina Barber McAfoose Dina Barber McAfoose
    February 28, 2023    

    Precious memories! He taught so many values to all of us at Reynolds as he led by example. Thank you Mr. Lineman – you’ve crossed the finished line
    Prayers as you adjust to life without him here on earth: forever in your minds and tattooed on your heart and all he touched…

  25. Shirley Lineman Unangst Shirley Lineman Unangst
    February 28, 2023    

    Neal D Lineman—The BEST Coach and Uncle Ever!! He taught Bruce to wrestle, and he taught me to drive:). A brave, caring and inspirational man, he taught us both many life lessons along the way. Love and Prayers for Aunt Mary, Robyn, Vicki, David and families. Rest in Peace, Uncle Neal….Love, Shirley

  26. Trudy (Ridenour) Radick Trudy (Ridenour) Radick
    February 28, 2023    

    I am so sad to hear this news. My thoughts are with you and I will be praying for strength and comfort in the days to come.

  27. Patty Frkonja Patty Frkonja
    February 28, 2023    

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Doug has always talked highly of him. Prayers for you and your family.

  28. Anonymous Anonymous
    February 28, 2023    

    What a great man, and a great tribute. RIP sir….

  29. Jim Straub Jim Straub
    February 28, 2023    

    Rest in peace forever coach!

  30. Donna Kean Donna Kean
    February 28, 2023    

    Robin, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers

  31. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 1, 2023    

    Big Heart-will be missed !

  32. betty k junk betty k junk
    March 1, 2023    

    Sending deepest sympathy and prayers to the Lineman family. Treasure, share and enjoy all those many memories you have.
    Betty K Junk, a friend from Holy Trinity

  33. Terry Pacifico Terry Pacifico
    March 1, 2023    

    Positive attitude. Winning spirit. Team pride.
    What gifts he instilled and shared!

    Thanks for all Neal – Rest In Peace!

    March 1, 2023    

    a life in the service of youth,, definitely a gift to the future

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