Paul Martin Neuman (90), of Virginia Beach, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017 at The Memory Center.
Paul was born on May 11, 1926 on a farm in Ransomville, New York to Martin and Rose Neuman. He graduated from Wilson High School in 1943, attended Concordia College in Bronxville, New York and graduated from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York in 1949, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force in World War II from 1944-1946 and again, in the Korean War from 1950-1952. On June 27, 1953, Paul married his wife, Ruth (Siegert) of Bergenfield, New Jersey and they resided in Ithaca, New York. Later they raised their family in Rochester, New York, Naperville, Illinois and Chatham, Illinois.
Early in married life, Paul was an Athletic Director for the Y.M.C.A. in Ithaca and advanced to enjoy a 30-year career as a Human Resources Officer with General Dynamics. He retired in 1988 and moved to Naples, Florida, where he continued to work as a real estate agent. Paul and Ruth eventually moved to Virginia Beach in 2003 to be close to family and to enjoy seeing their grandchildren grow in life.
He was an avid sports enthusiast, a private pilot and enjoyed spending the summer months at the family’s cabin in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York. Very devoted to his Christian faith, Paul was a member of the St. Michael Lutheran Church Choir in Virginia Beach and volunteered his services in delivering food to the Judeao-Christian Outreach Center. With his life-long interest in aviation, he also enjoyed volunteer activities at the Virginia Air Museum in Pungo.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Ruth of 63 years, sons Dwight Neuman of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, Todd Neuman of El Portal, Florida, daughter Diane Ryan and her husband Sean of Virginia Beach, Virginia, three grandchildren Meghan Ryan of Harrisonburg, Virginia, Patrick Ryan of Virginia Beach, Anna Ryan of Torrance, California and a brother Bruce Neumann of Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life Service at 2:00PM on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at St. Michael Lutheran Church at 2208 Princess Anne Road in Virginia Beach.
In Paul’s memory and in lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the St. Michael Lutheran Church Choir in Virginia Beach or the Alzheimer’s Association – Southeast Chapter.
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