Neal Chandler
Date of Death: December 2, 2012
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Neal James Chandler born January 4, 1958 made his transition from this life to the next on Sunday December 2, 2012. After reading Steven Tyler's book, “Does the Noise in my Head Bother You?” he made the comment that he had lived very much like Steven Tyler did, but without the money. Neal lived his…

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cindy left a message on May 11, 2018:
sounds like him. You will be missed. But your music will live on in our hearts forever and you will always be with us. Love you and miss you.I know you are playing and singing your music. RIP Neal
David Holley left a message on May 11, 2018:
 Steve, Lynn, and the entire Chandler Family,My thoughts are with everyone. So much history between us all.If I could say anything about Neal (Buddy) it would be "Didn't we have some times?" The music, the friendship, the good, the bad, whatever--it made us into who we are, and these are indelible memories. My wish is that he be at peace, and Tym, Neal, and Chris Giles are all making it happen, holding the bottom down, and doing it better than ever in the grace that comes.David Holley
Andrew (Andy) Vargo left a message on May 11, 2018:
I always considered Neal a FRIEND. Second to that was our relationship as musicians. We went to high school together & I used to chum around trying to be cool. Soon after he knew of my talent (at 16) we were soon playing together. It was Neal who was the guiding force in making music a career for me. It has worked out well over the years & I continue to play professionally. He WAS difficult & quirky at times, but name me ONE artist who is NOT. I know I am. So to the memory of my friend Neal I say.."Thank You for the direction & faith in me all those years ago. I became exactly who I AM, and I'm forever grateful. Rest easy to know you'll never be forgotten. At least by this drummer.." -A.
J. Mykol left a message on May 11, 2018:
For my life long friend! The Flight of a soul! Have a safe flight as you join our friends that are waiting for your arrival! You will be missed by many and I will have you in my thoughts till I see you myself!
JEAN & DAVE SAMARITONI left a message on May 11, 2018:
Dear Steve,We are so sorry to hear of your Brother Neal's death.May God be with you in your time of sorrow.I wish I had met your Brother,he sounds like a wonderful musician..Now we know where your talent came from..
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Dana Wright left a message on May 11, 2018:
Lots of images flash thru my mind when I think of you Neal - at your keyboard singing your best, playing bass, tipping a dark ale. One of my fav times was when Ron was visiting & you & he ended up locked in my basement hallway at 5 a.m. or so - shaking the house w/ your pounding, leaving me VM & finally waking me up. We 3 ended up on the front porch, telling stories. You told one that struck you - about a guy who stole a streetcleaner & drove it from Cinci to Detroit before he was noticed & caught.. Then the jamming started, & you all sang "Blackbird" and rocked the neighborhood - it was so much fun! You are loved & missed by many - may your family & loved ones feel comfort in knowing how many friends you had. Dana
Jeff left a message on May 11, 2018:
Hey Buddy, ok, ok, Neal, it was great to know you in school and to listen to you rock out Maumee High School events! It was also great to work with you in the later years as you displayed your talents in the Toledo area bars. Thank You for playing for us and we will see you again! To the Chandler family, please accept our most hearfelt sympathies for your loss.
Joni left a message on May 11, 2018:
Neal, my favorite memory of you was when my band, 'Girls Night Out' played our last concert together at the benefit for the Toledo's Women's Shelter House. Your band, 'Bethany and the Bottomline', was also playing for the same event at The Bynegate.. After we performed, I walked by you and said hello, you gently grabbed my arm and said, "Sit down here for a minute, I want to talk to you." ...I was terrified and sat down reluctanly, then you pulled in close to me, looked me straight in the eyes, (for what seemed like forever) and said, "Holy shit woman, I had no idea you could do that." You made my whole life that day. Thank you for always being a great friend and all the wonderful things you said about my daughter, another fellow bass player, Rachel Coats.Neal, you were so very brave throughout his whole ordeal, my only regret was not telling you jusr how much I admired you for that. You carried on like a brave soldier and adsorbed every once of life out of the days you were given, especially at the end, you shone like a beautiful diamond. May all of your family and friends find peace and comfort in the days ahead.
BRIDGET left a message on May 11, 2018:
YOU ARE SO MISSED MY FRIEND. YOU AND TYM ARE NOW TOGETHER. THE HEAVENS ARE NOW "ROCKING" YOU BOTH ARE ALWAYS IN MY HEART. "RICCO'S SWISS MUSHROOM BURGER' THE BEST!! I AM MISSING YOU NEAL, AND TYM. MAY YOU BOTH SEND YOUR SPIRIT BACK TO US AND LIGHT UP OUR LIFE. BRIDGET.
Dave & Shari Mockensturm left a message on May 11, 2018:
One of our best memories is when Neal came to visit us in Las Vegas. Shari had arranged for him to sit in with a band at Harrah's. Neal, unaware, wowed the crowd and the band with his playing, and confused them with his dress - holey jeans, flip flops and his signature New England Patriots ball cap. We know it was special for him to play in Las Vegas as Tym had. We'll miss you, Neal! Dave & Shari Mockensturm
Mark Fisk left a message on May 11, 2018:
Neal. Thank you for sharing your love and music with us all. You will remain in our hearts forever. :DDDD.......
Terry left a message on May 11, 2018:
I knew you as a child and a teenager, and it was obvious you always had a goal just out of reach. That drove you. I hope that you know that you not only reached your goals, but that you surpassed them. Those who knew you when will miss you and celebrate your achievements. Well done Buddy. Be at peace.
Rick left a message on May 11, 2018:
The short few years we met were worth all the years me didn't know each other. Losing so many friends along these last years has been hard for us all. Do what you did best Neal.Make some beautiful music and keep a spot for the rest of us open.Gonna miss ya buddy. R.I.P
Nancy AND BOB MILLER left a message on May 11, 2018:
NEAL YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS. AND WHEN WE GO TO VEGAS WE WILL SIT ON THE BALACONY AND TOAST TO YOU .AND WISH THAT YOU COULD BE THERE WITH US LIKE THE LAST TIME WE WAS ALL THERE TOGETHER. RIP NEAL
leslie left a message on May 11, 2018:
may you forever soar high, neal..although i only knew you for a short 8 years, you were definitely part of our lives..i am so glad that you are finally at rest and out of pain that this world can heap on ones spirit and body..you are free now, free to play your music forever and a day..just out of curiosity,do they have keno up there? play on..you will never be broke again!! watch over us..we love you and will miss you...rip...
Dave Mockensturm left a message on May 11, 2018:
Who was not educated on TV theme songs?
Cremation Society of Toledo left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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