Meyer Neuman, 95, died July 26, 2010.
He was born in Volovo, Czechoslovakia, and his father died in World War I before he was born. Raised by his widowed mother, Mr. Neuman quit school when he was 12 to help provide for the family by working as a porter on a bus. He later became a chauffeur for a doctor. After marrying his first wife, he owned a fleet of taxis. Mr. Neuman lost his first wife and three children in the Holocaust. After the war, he was taken to Sweden. In 1948, he became engaged to Susan Lox who left for the United States; he followed two years later. They were married in Cleveland, Ohio, where Mr. Neuman owned his first gas station. They moved to Tucson in 1956, where he ran Meyer’s Garage until 1977.
Mr. Neuman was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Susan. Survivors include his children, Rosie (Paul) Kahn of Tucson, Phillip Neuman of Tucson, Murray Neuman of Tucson, and Jerry Neuman of Los Angeles, Calif.; “adopted” daughter, Linda Roy of Tucson; daughters-in-law, Vicki and Barb; seven grandchildren, one step-grandson and one “adopted” granddaughter.
Services were held at Evergreen Mortuary with Rabbi Robert Eisen and Cantor Ivor Lichterman officiating. Interment followed in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Anshei Israel, 5550 E. 5th St., Tucson 85711.