Roy Neeper was honored at the Sept. 6 Harford County Council meeting for his selection by the Cultural Arts Commission as the latest Harford County Living Treasure.
As a youth he picked tomatoes for Street Cannery, shoveled coal for McComas Brothers, and held other interesting jobs. While a senior at Bel Air High School, he drove a school bus, was president of the senior class of 1954, and played football for the legendary Al Cesky.
Upon returning from military service, he worked for Commercial and Savings Bank for 24 years as vice president and comptroller. He later became the president of the People's Bank of Elkton.
Neeper was also one of the seven founders of the Harford County Chamber of Commerce, and served as an advisory board member to two county executives as well as numerous community activities. He attended the Republican National Convention as a guest the year that Spiro Agnew was nominated for vice president. He is to be interviewed with the recording being kept permanently by the Harford County Public Library.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun