William David Neuman, 87, of Dresher, PA, passed away on Monday, March 28. Born April 20, 1934 in Philadelphia, PA to Harold L. and Sylvia (Haimowitz) Neuman. Billy, an iconoclast from the start with an off-beat sense of humor, was a spelunker, skier, scuba diver and mountaineer in his youth. After graduating the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, he completed military service, then worked for the family business, Robert Bruce, Inc.
Married to Donna Reisman for almost 30 years, later divorced, but remained friends. He enjoyed photography, stamp collecting and road trips with his daughters. He was very proud of his children and grandchildren. Billy was true to his word and always eager to help out when he could. He attended Beth Shalom while he was able, as his father was instrumental in procuring Frank Lloyd Wright to design the synagogue. An avid hiker after retirement, he was most comfortable in nature and nearly completed his goal of hiking the entire Appalachian Trail.
His surviving family includes his children, Nathan (Marci) Neuman, Esq., Blair (Richard Norman) Neuman, Stacy Neuman and Toni (Christian) Noto; his grandsons Ross Neuman and Sebastian Noto; his sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Alan Smith, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (www.appalachiantrail.org). Arrangements made by Joseph Levine and Sons. www.levinefuneral.com