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Albert J. Neumeyer (Kappa Gamma) 1942-2018


Albert J. “Al” Neumeyer, 75, of Lower Saucon Township, passed away Monday, July 31, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospice House. He was the husband of Shirlee (Kovacs) Neumeyer for 42 years in December. Al earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Mansfield University and a Master of Arts degree in Conducting from the College of New Jersey. Upon graduation from Mansfield, he taught in the New York State School System in Dundee and Elmira. He was recruited to teach elementary and secondary music and to begin the Musical Theatre Program in the East Penn School District where he directed the Spring and Summer Theatre Program until 1981. For 26 years, he and his wife Shirlee owned and operated the Inn of the Falcon, now Bolete. Al was Director of the Lehigh University Marching 97 and Symphonic Band for 25 years, Director of Music for the Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble at Muhlenberg College and a Music Teacher at Saucon Valley Elementary School. He retired from these musical leadership postions in 2017. Surviving with his wife, Shirlee, are sisters, Elizabeth Reep, and husband Jerry, Dolores Derbaum and Kathleen Herzog; aunt, Rachael Neumeyer; nephews and nieces. A Celebration of Life will be held in Packer Memorial Chapel at Lehigh University on Saturday, August 11 at 2 p.m. Arrangements by the Pearson Funeral Home, Bethlehem. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network c/o Development Department, 850 S. Fifth Street, Allentown, PA 18103. Online condolences may be sent to www.pearsonfh.com.

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