Richard Eugene Neuman
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Richard Eugene Neuman
  • April 11, 1925 - August 25, 2017
  • Fresno, California

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Richard E. Neuman of Fresno, CA passed away on 8/25/17 at the age of 92. He was born in Beatrice, NE and also lived in Montana and Idaho. He was a kind, generous man with a sense of humor, ready smile and a supportive loving father. He was also a talented photographer, avid reader, and music lover.

At the age of 18 he joined "The Greatest Generation" serving in the US Army Co. "B", 35th Infantry Regiment of the 88th Combat Division, the 1st all-selective service unit to enter WWII combat. The soldiers of the 88th developed a notable aggressiveness in combat, [dubbed "The Blue Devils"], gaining a respectable reputation even among German commanders. He saw combat in Rome-Arno, North Apennines, and Po Valley of Italy and was awarded a purple heart. After the Japanese surrender, he spent the remaining few months of service as a guard at a German POW Camp in Alma, NE. After his service he returned to Beatrice, married Helen Witkowski, and was employed with Northern Natural Gas Co.

He was preceded in death by his wife Helen, son Rick, and most recently followed in death by his dear friend and son-in-law Stan Norsworthy. He is survived by his daughters: Catherine Norsworthy [Stan], Christine Caton, Barbara Neuman, and grandson Marcus Caton.

Remembrances may be made to: Vintage Gardens Assisted Living, 540 S Peach, Fresno, CA 93727. [vintagegardens.org]