Frederick W. Neumann, age 94, widower of Ethel Anderberg Neumann, passed away in Madison, CT on February 5, 2014. Born in New Haven, CT on February 13, 1919, he was the son of the late Frederick A. and Anna Johnson Neumann. He graduated from Yale in 1941, and served in the Air Force for four years during WWII. He retired from SNET, now AT&T, in 1991. Upon retirement, he worked as a volunteer teacher's aide at Academy Elementary School in Madison for over fifteen years. He was a lifelong member of Bethesda Lutheran Church, active in all areas of church life, including singing in the choir for over 75 years and actively supporting the Music Ministry of Bethesda. Survivors include daughter Cynthia E. Neumann (James Nash) of Mill Valley, CA, a son, Lance A. Neumann (Deborah) of Lexington, MA, a grandson, Daniel Neumann (Anne) of Falls Church, VA, granddaughter, Elizabeth Neumann of Washington D.C., a great-granddaughter Hannah Neumann, and a sister Dorothy N. Soderlind of Massachusetts. He was predeceased by a son, Frederick W. Neumann II, a brother, Charles W. Neumann, and a sister, Emilie N. Hansen. A memorial service will be held at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 305 St. Ronan St., New Haven, CT on Tuesday, February 11th at 2:00 PM. Arrangements are in the care of BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Neumann Memorial Music Fund, Bethesda Lutheran Church, 305 St. Ronan St. New Haven, CT 06511.

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  1. Cynthia & Lance, I was so sorry to read about your Father’s passing. I always enjoyed seeing his smiling face when I returned to Bethesda and he always made me feel welcomed. I will remember him as a devoted choir member and I also remember our days together at Upsala when your brother was a student there. My thoughts are with you and your families.

  2. Cynthia and Lance, We will miss your Dad so very much and for so many reasons. We enjoyed many special times and dinners with him. He was a wonderful house guest during power outage storms. He became a part of our family. Dad was such a kind man and always had a welcome hug. Tommy used to come home from the coffee shop each day and pass on a .HI from Fred.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

  3. Cynthia, Lance & family, I had the pleasure of meeting Fred several years ago at his favorite place, Lenny & Joe’s. He was a true gentleman, always remembering the staff by name and with holiday appropriate gifts. We spent many times conversing, and will miss his smiling face at his accustomed seat. Mondays & Thursdays will not seem the same without him. On my next trip, I’ll remember him by ordering his standard meal: Apricot sour, sandwich (no roll) and .4. French fries. You’re blessed to have had him in your lives for nearly 95 years.

  4. Cynthia, Lance and family, We were sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. He was a remarkable man who gave so much to his church and community. May you find comfort in the memory of happy times together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Dear Lance and Cynthia, Caring thoughts to you and your families at this sad time. I will see you on Tuesday and welcome the chance to pay tribute to your Dad.

  6. Fred was one of the nicest, kindest and helpful men I’ve ever known and certainly had the pleasure to work with. I met him in the ’80s when working at SNET on 227 Church Street. Having worked primarily on George St. Fred became a mentor for me, going out of his way to be helpful. He was never too busy to stop what he was doing to lend a hand. After we both retired from SNET, we exchanged Christmas cards for many years and I always looked forward to reading his hand written notes about his family and what he was up to. He always made sure to ask about my family too. He was such a well respected man and I will miss him always, especially around the holidays.

  7. I had the opportunity to work with Fred at SNET at 227 Church St. He was one of kindest and nice person that I ever met. I only worked with him for 1 year but he was one of my favorite people. Rest in peace.

  8. I havent met FredI but have met Freds wife Ethel and Freds daughter Cynthia in Lingbo Sweden. My mother Inga Johansson born Larsson is related to Ethel. They were cousines. I am sorry to hear that Fred is passing. My kindest regards! Asa Johansson Fiskaregatan 9 82452 Hudiksvall Sweden

  9. I just learned about Fred’s death. He was a wonderful friend to me in the twelve years I lived in New Haven and sang in the choir at Bethesda Lutheran. I often think fondly of him and Ethel, and their kindness and hospitality. I will miss him.

  10. Lance and Cynthia I am so sorry to hear that your Dad passed away. He lived a full and independent life. I will always remember the meeting Patti and I had with him to gather information for the Peterson-Johnson family reunion he was so helpful and energetic. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Carol

  11. Lance and Cynthia, I was so sorry to hear that your father, Fred, had passed awy. I always enjoyed meeting him somewhere in Madison and we always exchanged a few words in Swedish or German. I saw you here in town Lance, a couple of years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

  12. Lance and Cynthia, So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was always so friendly and always wanted to hear about all of my family whenever I saw him. So many of the Doubles Club are gone now and its sad. Hope you are both doing ok. If you need anything for Tuesday Please let me know.

  13. Lance and Cynthia, So sorry to hear you lost your Dad. He was such a nice person. I’ll always remember him singing in the choir next to my Dad – sometimes I couldn’t tell which one was singing, since their voices sounded so much alike. It’s sad that we’re losing all of that generation of great people.

  14. We are so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. Fred was very dear to me and to my family. He was such a kind and thoughtful man. We have many fond memories of times spent together with him and will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  15. We were saddened to hear of Fred’s passing. What a great person he was! I remember him always as a smiling ,energetic, positive man! Always active in Bethesda . I remember his very tall,slender stature as I was growing up. Sorry that I couldn’t make his memorial service as I was called in to work yesterday afternoon! Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and Fred! God Bless.Judy Peterson Juul, Bill,too.

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