Dr. Peter Henry Neumann Dr. Peter Henry Neumann

Dr. Peter Henry Neumann, age 85, passed away quietly on September 20, 2018. He was born on February 13, 1933 to George and Melba Neumann of Allentown, Pennsylvania. He was a beloved family physician in Allentown for 55 years.
Peter graduated from Allentown High School and Cornell University before attending Hahnemann Medical School in Philadelphia. His love of medicine was evident in the care and compassion he gave to his patients. His colleagues often credited him with being an outstanding diagnostician. After practicing on his own for several years, he formed a practice with his friend and peer, Dr. Dennis McGorry, Sr. He later proudly mentored Dr. Dennis McGorry, Jr. when Dennis joined their practice. The family is grateful to Dr. McGorry, Jr. for his continual care of their Dad during his later years.
Peter was an avid lover of Old English sheepdogs and he was always seen with one by his side for most of his adult life. In later years, Peter added a Bichon to his "furry family." He loved the outdoors and working in his yard. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing golf with friends and having dinner at the country club. One of his favorite memories was time spent on Long Pond in Belgrade Lakes, Maine where he loved waterskiing and relaxing on his back porch watching the sun rise and set. He was an ice cream connoisseur. His favorite flavors were Rum Raisin from Rummels in Waterville, Maine; Black Raspberry from Herman’s Drive-In in Orefield, Pennsylvania. Anywhere else, prompted an ordering of Original Vanilla.

His family would like to thank the caregivers at Arden Court in Allentown. The family wishes him farewell, or, as he always said, “Mach’s Gut.” He will be dearly missed by his family, friends, colleagues and patients.

Peter is survived by his wife of 37 years, Judith Neumann, his sons Peter and his wife, Kathy of Redding California; Richard of Katy, Texas; John and his wife, Gwen of Coopersburg, Pa., and daughter Liza of Allentown. He was also blessed with 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be held at Burkholder Funeral Home 16th and Hamilton Sts. in Allentown on Friday, September 28 from 10 to 11 AM.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Lehigh County Humane Society 640 Dixon St. Allentown, PA 18103 or Doctors Without Borders USA P.O. Box 5030 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030


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