Neil Newman, 87, of Cleveland, passed away Aug. 3, 2021.
Born Sept. 18, 1933, to Edward and Mynette Newman (now deceased) in Cleveland, Neil graduated from Shaker Heights High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business from The Ohio State University, where he was also a member of the ZBT fraternity.
After serving in the U.S. Army, Neil established the Neil Newman Company, which sold advertising specialties and gifts, in 1958.
A member of The Temple-Tifereth Israel, Neil was also a lifetime member of the Oakwood Club. He made lifelong friends throughout his involvement with both ZBT and the Oakwood Club. Over the years, he also made contributions to many organizations, most notably the Mandel Jewish Community Center.
An avid golfer, Neil also enjoyed playing tennis and cards, and trips to the casino to try his luck at the Craps table. He loved to ski and took many ski trips out west with friends and family. He taught his children to ski and they enjoyed skiing with him locally and taking annual trips to Holiday Valley. He loved to travel, abroad and in the U.S. Family vacations and trips with his late wife Marilyn, to whom he was married to for 25 years, made for lasting memories. Niagara-on-the-Lake was a frequent destination.
Time with family and friends was most important to Neil, and always enjoyed by all.
Neil is survived by his children, Cindy (Mark) McCarty of Columbus, Andrew (Veronica) Newman of Cleveland, and Lori Lucente of Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren, Lindsay Raab, Michael Raab, Joey Lucente and Jordan Lucente; and brother, Gary (Charlotte) Newman. In addition to his parents and wife, Neil was predeceased by his brother, Rodger Newman.
Funeral services were held Aug. 9, with a private burial at Mayfield Cemetery.
Donations can be made to the Mandel JCC or the Michael J. Fox Foundation.