In Remembrance: George Martin Neumunz ’38E Died on January 3 2014

George Martin Neumunz ("Marty"), Yale class of 1938 S and Saybrook College, passed away in Salt Lake, Utah, on the morning of January 3, 2014, shortly after celebrating his 65th wedding anniversary with his wife Helen (91) and extended family on New Year's Eve. He was 96 years old.

Marty was born in New York City and spent part of his childhood in Zurich and Leeds, before returning to the US with his parents and brother and eventually settling in New Jersey. He joined GE after graduation from Yale, leaving to join the army signal corps where he rose to the rank of captain. At the end of the war, he decided to join his father's oil mill machinery business (M. Neumunz and Son), where he developed business in Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia. Upon his father's retirement, he took over the business in full and oversaw its relocation to larger offices in New Jersey, and its continued international expansion.

Marty was a tennis and golf enthusiast, playing both into his 90s. He played intramural tennis at Yale for Saybrook, and played golf on the occasional course in Europe during the war—usually once the mines had been cleared, although not always. He preferred to walk a course and pull his bag; he did not favor a golf cart. He and Helen retired to North Carolina for a number of years, but eventually relocated to Utah to be closer to family as well as their summer vacation home in Big Fork, Montana. He was predeceased by both his Saybrook roommates: Charles Foster and Patrick O'Gorman, and his brother Alfred (Yale '45), who died in 1944 in the war. Marty and his roommates—especially Patrick—all happily tailgated together for many years after graduation. He is survived by his wife, Helen, four children, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

—Submitted by Ron Neumunz ’73

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