ATTLEBORO, MASS. — George C. Neumann, 88, of North Attleboro, died April 4 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. He was a noted expert on the subjects of antiques and colonial military accoutrements and authored several books and periodicals on those topics.
He was born on March 29, 1926, in New Britain, Conn., and attended New Britain High School, Wesleyan University, Princeton University and Harvard Business School.
On February 5, 1955, he married Diana L. (Martell) Neumann and together they had two children who survive him: Douglas David Neumann, and his wife Kathleen (Flynn) Neumann, of Coldwater Creek, Conn., and Bruce Bradford Neumann of Wyonna, N.J. Siblings Frederick Neumann of Illinois and Marjorie Gosling of Perth, Australia, and many nieces, nephews and dear friends also survive Mr Neumann. He was predeceased by his brother Robert Neumann, who had resided in Troy, Ohio
He moved to Attleboro Falls in 1986 and was a former resident of Durham, Conn. George worked as a New York City-based business executive at various companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Canada Dry and Good Humor.
In 1979, George sold his extensive private collection of Revolutionary War weapons and artifacts to the National Park Service. Portions of the George C. Neumann Collection are on display at Valley Forge National Historical Park in Valley Forge, Penn., while much of it is preserved in museum vaults.
George was a founding member of the Brigade of the American Revolution and Third New Jersey Regiment historical reenacting organizations.
A man of principle, he was dedicated to God, his country and his family. He served honorably in the United States Navy during World War II.
He was committed to the preservation of the history of America with a focused interest on the ideals of the founding fathers. He was a stalwart citizen of the community in which he lived and a man whose life was centered around his family and friends.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service celebrating his life at the First Baptist Church of North Attleboro, Park Street, on Saturday, May 31, at 1 pm. Burial services at Fairview Cemetery in New Britain, Conn., will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to the USO (www.uso.org) and the Third New Jersey Regiment, c/o Paymaster Paul Arendacks, 67 Elizabeth Street, Bloomingdale NJ 07403-1228.
For more information or to send the family a written expression of sympathy, visit the online guest book at www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com.