William Neumann, Sr.

Obituary of William A. Neumann, Sr.

William Arthur Neumann, 87 of Lavallette, New Jersey passed away at Community Medical Center in Toms River, NJ on Thursday, January 27, 2022. 

William “Bill” was born in Plainfield, New Jersey to Emil Max and Gertrude M. Neumann on March 28, 1934.   He graduated from Plainfield High School in 1954.  Bill was a Veteran of the United States Navy faithfully serving his country during the Korean Conflict.  He was formerly employed by A. F. Neumann Sheet Metal in Plainfield and then went on to a career as a Firefighter with the City of Plainfield in 1969.  He retired in 1988 as a result of injuries endured while fighting a fire.  Bill was also the Range Master at Watchung Sports Shop and Rifle Range in Watchung, NJ.  

Bill was a former resident of Green Brook, NJ, and Watchung, NJ before moving to Lavallette in 2013. 

He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing, gardening, woodworking, creating stained glass art, and discussing history.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  His family was the heart and soul of his existence.  Bill was always ready to lend a hand to family and friends in need.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Margaret Neumann; his daughters; Donna (Mark) Locke of Whitehouse Station, NJ, Sherri Neumann of Stockton, NJ, Lori (John) Bjorlo of Green Brook, NJ, his son William Neumann of East Northport, NY; seven grandchildren; Kyle (Dana), Spencer, Zachary, Rebecca, Brielle, Max and Lily and one great-grandchild, Tyler as well as several nieces and nephews. 

He is preceded in death by his parents Emil Max and Gertrude M. Neumann, his brother Robert T. Neumann and sister Gertrude E. McLean.     

A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, February 3, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., at Higgins Home for Funerals, 752 Mountain Blvd., Watchung, NJ 07069.  Funeral Services will begin on Friday, February 4, 2022, at 10 a.m. at Higgins Home for Funerals followed by a Mass Service at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of The Mount Chapel, 167 Mount Bethel Road in Warren, NJ 07059.  Final interment will be at the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia to be held at a future date.


Donations in his memory may be made to:

Wounded Warrior Project
P.O. Box 758516
Topeka, KS 66675

The Lavallette Volunteer First Aid Squad
P.O. Box 334
Lavallette, NJ 08735



Memorial Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, February 3, 2022
Higgins Home for Funerals
752 Mountain Blvd.
Watchung, New Jersey, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Friday, February 4, 2022
Our Lady Of The Mount R.C. Chapel
167 Mount Bethel Road
Warren, New Jersey, United States
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