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Obituary: NEAMAN, CHARLES EDWARD

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 24 2014 11:40 p.m. MST

Charles Edward Neaman 1924 - 2011Our wise and loving father left us on November 9, after 87 years of loving service to all. Charles Edward Neaman, born in Manhattan, New York on August 22, 1924 to Carl and Teres (Imp) Neaman. He married his friend from childhood, Doris Bolstridge on January 31, 1948. Following their conversion to the LDS Church their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. After the death of his first wife, Dad was married to June Johnson on January 8, 2000.Charles served in the Pacific during World War II in the Merchant Marines. He was a skilled craftsman and worked as a master carpenter to provide for his family. He was a man of great faith and loved to be about the Lord's business. He served twice as a scout master and was called two times to be Young Men's President. He served as Branch President in the Babylon, Long Island branch and then served as a Bishop in the Plainview, Long Island Ward. He was the first convert called to serve as a Stake President on the East Coast. Until 2 years ago, he enjoyed his calling as Sunday school teacher to the 13-year olds in his home ward. He was a gifted teacher and his life lessons will be remembered by many.Charles loved to travel and has explored every continent except Antarctica. An avid reader, he was constantly gathering knowledge and sharing it with others. He enjoyed collecting stamps and working on projects in his shop. He had an appreciation for the beauties of nature and liked fishing and hiking with friends and family.The chief joy of his life was his family. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren will remember his stories and the adventures they shared with him. He was so proud of them all. He was unselfish with his time and always willing to help others with household repairs, wise counsel or by simply listening.Though afflicted with challenging health problems in his later years he was an incredible example of enduring to the end with an unfailing willingness to serve, and a desire to live life to the fullest with good cheer.His absence will be sorely felt by his sweet June and his five children, Georgette (Philip) Terrill, Kathleen (Craig) Bryson, Charles (Debra ) Neaman, Sandra Tillotson, and Donna (Pat) Dempsey; his 29 grandchildren and 20 step-grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 34 step great-grandchildren. He will be missed and remembered by all.Funeral services will be held at the Buttercup Ward, 1600 E. 10075 S. Buttercup Drive, at 1PM Tuesday November 15. Viewings will be held on Monday evening, November 14 at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 E 10600 S. Sandy, Utah, from 7-9:00 and at the Buttercup Ward building from 11-12:45 prior to the funeral service. You may send flowers or if you wish, make a donation to the Temple Patron Assistance Fund.