Saturday, July 21, 2012

Slideshow: Roy R. Neuberger - A Life Well Lived

Today would be Roy R. Neuberger's 109th birthday.

To celebrate, I am happy to (finally) share a presentation made by my uncle Jim Neuberger (Roy R. Neuberger's son.)  This slideshow is part of the memorial service below, but to make it easy to view I have added it on it's own here. Enjoy.

Happy Birthday Gpa Roy !

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

"The Sun Also Rises"

Reading "The Sun Also Rises"

Grandpa loved to read. He'd read at last a few newspapers before going to work each day, and plenty more on the weekend.

It was through his reading of Vincent Van Gogh's biography in 1928 while living in Paris, where he envisioned his life as a supporter of artists.

In his later years he loved to read Hemingway.

I filled the shelf with all his classics: A Moveable Feast, The Old Man and The Sea, For Whom the Bell Tolls, A Farewell to Arms, The Snows of Kilimanjaro. When I made this photograph towards the end of 2009, at the age of 106 and a half, he was working his way thru The Sun Also Rises for the fourth or fifth time. He read voraciously, for hours and hours at a time. He took a journey into these novels of Paris and Africa, adventure and daring. If you disturbed him in the middle of a riveting section, he would good-naturedly shoe you away and dive back in. 

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A Lion of A Man

My beloved Grandfather Roy R. Neuberger passed away on 24 December 2010. He was an incredible human being, and I have created this blog as a memorial to his life.

Amazingly he lived his entire life without disease and died peacefully at his home of natural causes.

I have provided links to his Obituary in the New York Times, along with some other links.

Please check back as I continue to add additional photographs, videos, quotes, links to articles and other materials. I will also be posting the video from his Memorial service which will take place in NYC on 13 March, 2010

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I invite you to leave your comments, and any stories you would like to share about Roy and his life.

-Matthew Roy London-