Bernard Neugebauer

bernard neugebauer

March 5, 1927 ~ July 26, 2022

Neugebauer, Bernard (Buddy) W., age 95, of Leonia, on Tuesday July 26, 2022. He was born in Bronx, NY and served his country proudly in the Navy on the USS Macon during WWII. Beloved husband of Rita nee; Guido for 72 years. Devoted father of Jeanne Churchill (Steve) Peter Neugebauer (Pat), Paul Neugebauer (Jackie), Joan Montgomery (Ian) and Phillip Neugebauer (Liz).

Loving grandfather of Ryan (Allison), Elizabeth and Christopher Churchill, Katie, Michael (Marcia) and Stephen Neugebauer, Jillian, Zachary, Erik and Ellie Neugebauer, Sarah Montgomery, and Ben, Will and Allie Neugebauer.

Great grandfather of Luke and Max Churchill and Josie and Elouise Neugebauer.

He was born to Ben and Mary Neugebauer, was a brother to Walter and Florence, and an uncle to many beloved nieces and nephews.

Buddy was a Regional Sales Manager for Texaco for 36 years but was most proud of his family and his work in his hometown of 68 years, Leonia, New Jersey. Rarely missing a game or an event, Bernard was a committed coach, a loyal fan, and the biggest supporter of each of his kids regardless of sport, activity or concert. He also was active in the town as a member of the Leonia Recreation Committee, helping to develop the Leonia Public Pool (where he would swim laps each day!), the "Rec" and the Leonia Soccer Foundation.

He was a lover of Lavallette and the Jersey Shore and was an adopted resident for 50 years spending the summer at the top of Philadelphia Avenue with the ever-growing Neugebauer Circle.

Buddy Neugebauer was a legendary man who was a loving husband, a great father and a doting grandfather — he loved life!

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make donations in honor of Buddy Neugebauer to either St. John the Evangelist Church, 470 Broad Avenue, Leonia, NJ 07605 or American Legion Post 1, 399 Broad Avenue, Leonia, NJ 07605.

The family will receive their friends on Monday from 4:00-8:00 PM at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street "opposite the Fort Lee Library". The funeral will leave at 10:30 AM for the celebration of his funeral mass in St. John's R. C. Church at 11:00 AM. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or


Mass: August 2, 2022 11:00 am

St. John R. C. Church
Broad & Harrison Avenue
Leonia, NJ 07605

Visitation at Funeral Home: August 1, 2022 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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