James J. Neve, 92, of Lafayette Hill, a Conshohocken businessman, died of heart failure Monday, Jan. 14, at his home.
In 1936, Mr. Neve started J.J. Neve Coal & Fuel Co. He served as its owner-operator before retiring in 1980.
Under Mr. Neve, the business expanded to encompass an iron and steel trucking warehouse and storage facility, and an iron ore unloading facility.
The consolidated firm, James J. Neve Inc., is now run by Mr. Neve's son Joseph A. It is a warehousing, unloading, and distribution center for railway cargo.
Born in Conshohocken, Mr. Neve attended schools in the borough before leaving school at age 15 to support his family.