OBITUARY

Karl Neumann

November 16, 1931February 23, 2021

Karl Neumann was born on November 16, 1931 and passed away on February 23, 2021 and is under the care of Schwartz Brothers-Jeffer Memorial Chapels.

Graveside Service will be held on February 28, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Beth David Cemetery, 300 Elmont Road, Elmont, NY.

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Services

  • Graveside Service

    Sunday, February 28, 2021

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Johanna Sanders

February 28, 2021

Hello, hello. Shake hand, shake foot!
We are so saddened to hear about the passing of Dr. Neumann. I, like many of his patients, only have good memories of Dr. Neumann- a caring, sensitive, thoughtful physician. A real mensch through and through- decent, in the highest sense of the word. As a child, I never dreaded going to the doctor- with so many items to play with in the waiting room and stickers at the end. I specifically remember those wooden toys where you would move the wooden beads from one side to the other. Dr. Neumann always took the time to hear about what was going on in my life, answer any questions, and made the strep tests and palpating the abdomen as painless as possible. As I grew up, my family and I would often run into him, in the neighborhood and hear about how his practice was going, or how retirement was treating him, and about his kids and grandkids. He was so proud of all their accomplishments and moreover the wonderful human beings they were becoming. He was already missed dearly as a pediatrician in the neighborhood after he retired- when they made him, they broke the mold. And now we miss him with his physical departure. Our prayers go out to his family and all those he'd touched through the years. May his memory be a blessing. All our love, Johanna Sanders (a former patient) and my parents, Ida Messana (a fellow neighborhood physician) and Peter Sanders

Jan Kirkland

February 28, 2021

Happened to see Dr. Neumann’s obit in the NYTimes. Although my daughters haven’t seen him in almost 40 years neither they nor I could forget this man. Their affection for him was so strong that they would groan if another member of the practice would come into the exam room & they would just about cheer if it turned out to be him. Friendly, wise, compassionate, knowledgeable, and just a good man I’m sure he will be missed by all of you. Our lives are better for having known him.

Amy and George Geffen-Shapiro

February 28, 2021

We send our deepest condolences on the loss of your grandfather, father. step-father and husband. May his memory be a blessing and you are left with happy memories of your time together.
George Shapiro and Amy Geffen-Shapiro

Barbara Schreiber

February 27, 2021

My family and I are saddened to hear of Dr. Neumann's passing. Although they are now adults, my children and I have fond memories of Dr. Neumann's kindness and compassion. He always greeted them with "hello,hello, hello" and showed that he truly cared about them.
May he always know the difference that he has made in the lives of so many families. May his memory be for a blessing. May his legacy continue always and may this be a source of strength to his family and friends.

Elizabeth Goldstein MD

February 27, 2021

Dr Neumann was a mensch. A great man and a great doctor. They do not make men or doctors like him. He saved many lives and taught A whole generation of doctors to save lives.
I was the youngest in a big family and I loved how he would speak directly to me as a child. He would walk into the room and shake my hand and say hello hello hello and ask me what I was doing there. No one ever spoke directly to me as a child. He made me feel important and valued. He was the kind of compassionate and empathetic doctor that I wanted to be like that was one of the inspirations for me to go to medical school and become a doctor. He was always professional and kind.
Dr Neumann was the best pediatrician for all children. I was grateful he was still working and took care of my children. He truly cared for people and humanity.
There has been a lot of loss this year because of the pandemic. It saddens me more than words that Dr. Neumann is no longer with us. may his soul be elevated. May he Rest In Peace. May G-d bless him and his family know no more sorrow.

Jennifer Novaes

February 26, 2021

Dr. Neuman was my pediatrician from 1990 to 2008. He was the best doctor I ever had. I always felt nervous and worried about getting shots as a child especially getting blood taken. He always allowed me to hold the tube to “suck up the blood” and told me it was magic. He was always kind and made sure I left the office smiling. He was an amazing man left a mark on so many of us in the community.

Leslie Igoe-Duzant

February 26, 2021

I had the pleasure of taking care of Dr Neumann on his recent hospital stay. I want to send my heart felt condolences. What a wonderful man , he made me laugh , his smile and personality were absolutely joyful. We compared stories of Forest Hills( I grew up and still live in the area) I think it gave us a special bond. I once again express my sympathies to your entire family, I can’t even imagine how much he will be missed .

Aquila Thompson

February 26, 2021

I worked with Dr. Neumann for 6 years. He is an amazing man and Doctor. One of the most sweetest person I know, always had a smile on his face. He will truly be missed. My condolences to the family.

Irma Guity

February 25, 2021

My name is Irma Guity, I worked for Dr. Neuman in 2007-08... Dr. Neuman was a pleasure to work for, I looked forward to seeing him walk in every morning with that big smile. No matter what was going on he always made the work place much better for me... Rest in eternal peace Dr. Neumann....My Condolences go out to his family.

Jennifer Wright

February 25, 2021

Dr. Neumann was an amazing pediatrician and a wonderful man. As a parent, I was so impressed by how he talked directly with my children, took them seriously, and showed genuine interest in them as individuals and growing human beings. My children who are now adults were also sad to hear of his passing because they remembered him so fondly. Our condolences to his family and all those who were close to him. He was a very special person.