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Bob Neuner

December 11, 1938 ~ March 25, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Bob Neuner Obituary

Robert "Bob" Neuner, born December 11th, 1938, to Helen Shanley and John "Robert" Godfrey Neuner, and brother to John, peacefully passed away at his home in Wyckoff, NJ on March 25th, 2024, at the age of 85. Bob, as he preferred to be called …or Bobby as he emphatically called himself when he missed a golf shot or tennis ball… was known for his love of family and zest for life.

Growing up in City Island in the Bronx, Bob displayed remarkable athleticism from a young age playing baseball and football. He also excelled as a swimmer and was a lifeguard at Orchard Beach.

Guided by priests who recognized his academic potential led him to apply and get into Regis High School. From there he flourished, pursuing his studies in electrical engineering at Manhattan College before earning a law degree at night from Fordham Law School.

Law became a cornerstone of Bob's life, culminating in his role as a Senior Partner at Brumbaugh Graves Donohue & Raymond specializing in Intellectual Property law where he successfully sold the firm to Baker and Botts. His dedication to his profession was evident in his leadership as President of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association and reportedly never losing a case, he had a strong commitment to low income, pro bono work always wanting to give back.

Throughout his life, Bob enjoyed various pastimes, whether playing softball at Indian Trail Club where he was known as Big Bad Bruising Bob for his long home run balls or relaxing in Holgate, Long Beach Island, he cherished every moment spent with loved ones. His affinity for Italian cuisine, McManus Cab and VO Manhattan on the rocks was a source of joy and often shared with his brother John during epic dinners on Arthur Ave.

However, Bob's true fulfillment came from his family. He married Claire Cavaliere, and together they raised their four children in Franklin Lakes, NJ. He is survived by Kristin Miller, Karen Fortunato, Robert, and Christopher Neuner. Their family expanded first with spouses John, Michael, Lynn and Sharon and he was blessed with 12 grandchildren; Kaitlin, Madison, John, Nicole, Christopher, Emily, Bobby, Kelly, Annabel, Gabrielle, Christopher, and Michael, who all held a very special place in his heart. Bob's love for his grandchildren was palpable, evident in the countless cherished moments spent together. Every photo of Bob with one of his grandchildren demonstrates his 100-watt smile.

In 2007, Bob found love once again with Debby Aronsohn Neuner, with whom he spent the last 16 years in Wyckoff. Often spending time with friends Ed and Anna Filardi and in the wintertime going to Bear’s Paw in Naples.

Bob's legacy lives on through the memories he created and the lives he touched. His warmth, generosity, and unwavering love for his family will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

The family welcomes friends on Saturday, March 30 at Vander Plaat Funeral Home In Wyckoff, NJ from 2-5pm and a Funeral Service will be on Monday, April 1st at St. Elizabeth's Church in Wyckoff at 10:30am.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Inner City Scholarship Fund

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Gathering of Family and Friends
March 30, 2024

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Vander Plaat Funeral Home
257 Godwin Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481

Funeral Mass
April 1, 2024

10:30 AM
St. Elizabeth RC Church
700 Wyckoff Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481


Inner City Scholarship Fund
1011 First Avenue, Suite 1800, New York NY 10022
Tel: 1-212-753-8583
Web: https://www.innercityscholarshipfund.org/


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