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Neal Meshon, born Oct 11, 1948, died on Jan 2, 2020. Neal, of Santa Cruz and Watsonville, died of natural causes in his home at 71 years old.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, to Max and Hennie Meshon, Neal graduated from Lower Merion HS in the Philly suburbs. He attended Antioch College in OH and Lone Mountain College.

Neal came to California for the Summer of Love and never left his beloved adopted state. He spent decades in Santa Cruz before a recent move to Watsonville. Neal was a man of many talents: an accomplished writer, poet, artist and pianist. His passions were literature, philosophy, music, musical theater and art.

Neal is survived by his sister Karen, his brothers Alan and Jan, nephew/nieces Aaron, Hannah and Deena and grandnieces/nephews Sara, Aki, Emily and Daniel. A private celebration of Neal’s life is planned for family and close friends. Donations in his honor can be made to ASPCA.