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Peter Neumann

Peter W Neumann

Thursday, September 5th, 1935 - Thursday, July 9th, 2020
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Obituary

Peter Wolfgang Horst Neumann, 84 of Union Bridge MD., was presently residing at Sunrise of
Frederick. He left this world on July 9, 2020 . He was born on September 5, 1935 in what is
today southwestern Poland, but spent much of childhood in Passau, Germany.
He first came to America in the late 1950s to study agriculture, and then served in US Army in
Germany where he met his wife, Ursula. They returned together to settle permanently in the
U.S. in the early 1960s.
He first held various jobs as a butcher and furniture maker, but obtained employment as a
maintenance electrician for Lehigh Portland Cement Company in Union Bridge, working there
for over 30 years. During that time he served a term on the Union Bridge town council, and
proudly became a U.S. citizen. In his retirement, he achieved a lifelong goal of a high school
diploma in his 70s, and was the oldest student in his graduating class.
Peter loved gardening and sharing his expertise; friends and family never left his house without
a plant or fresh produce from his garden. He also had a heart for the down and out,
participating in, and organizing, Christmas clothing and food drives through his work at Lehigh.
He sometimes even dressed as Santa. His own experiences gave him a heart for fellow
immigrants, helping them find work and housing. Travel and understanding the world was also
important to him, taking him to places throughout the U.S., Europe, and to Japan.
He is survived by his children, Karl Neumann and Grace Rochford, He is also survived also
survived by his son-in-law Rich Rochford, his grandchildren, Maria, Paul and Emily Rochford as
well as his sister, Inge Lemberger.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 15 at Grace Fellowship Chapel, located on
20 Bell Road, Westminster MD. The service will begin at 11:00 am, and pre-registration at the
church website is required: https://reopen.church/r/iOHfzu4L
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Peter can be made to Grace Fellowship Chapel and
the Lehigh Cement Christmas Project. Online condolences at www.burrier-queen.com
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Service Details

  • Service

    Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Grace Fellowship Chapel
    Address
    20 Bell Road
    WESTMINSTER, MD 21158
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    Notes
    pre-registration at the church website is required: https://reopen.church/r/iOHfzu4L

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Sheri Singer

Posted at 11:08pm
Sending love and healing out to all of Mr. Neumann's family and friends. He was very kind and one of my favorite customers. !
Years ago, I worked in the tool dept. at Sears, and Peter would stop in regularly. He always shared stories of his family and his passion for travel. I seem to recall him talking about hiking? I know he was very active, and I remember selling him the Huffy Iron Man bike ( we sold bikes for a short time)...I bought one for myself and my husband after Peter told me how good the quality was and how much he liked it!! Ours are still sitting in the shed after all these years, but Peter put alot of miles on his...he had a passion for life ! It was really touching to learn of some of the other wonderful and caring ways he touched people's lives. God bless your family
 
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Karl Neumann Posted at 05:39pm

Thank you, Sheri, for sharing these memories of my father. Your thoughts are much appreciated! Karl Neumann
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Mike Lippy

Posted at 07:02pm
Karl, Grace, & Family, My sincere condolences of the passing of your father & grandfather. I always enjoyed talking to both of your parents. Now, they are together once again. Mike Lippy (NWSB Bank)
 
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Karl Posted at 08:20am

Thank you, Mike!

Sherrie Dodson Aulds

Posted at 06:23pm
Oh, our friend Peter. He was always a great encouragement to me during my time at Lehigh Cement Company and through my move to Arizona. He was always so kind to check in to make sure I had a phone card, or whatever else might be needed, as I pursued serving in Arizona and more education. Peter and Grace, praying you are greatly comforted in the passing of both your mom and dad. They were a wonderful couple who were great friends to me.
 
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Karl Neumann Posted at 08:21pm

Thank you so much, Sherrie! Karl
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