On March 12, 2015, our loving son, Rick passed away and travelled to a place where he always wanted to go. Rick was a polite, well-mannered, complete gentleman until his last days. His life was full with his work with AT&T, his interests and hobbies of astronomy, photography, Ham Radio operator, radio astronomy, technologies, physics and discoveries of Stephen Hawking and Einstein. Rick made a positive impact on all the lives he touched with his sense of humor, and fascinated them with his hobbies and philosophy of life. Rick had a kind heart and smile for everyone. He called all obstacles in life just “a bump in the road.” He is a true American whose belief was “every day is a good day, some are just better than others.” Rick is survived by his parents Fred and Diane Neuman; sisters Bonnie Peterson of Atlanta and Cindy Neuman of Lexington, Ky.; three nieces Taylor Ann Purcell of Houston, Tx., Andrea Peterson and Pamela Weber of Atlanta; and one nephew Tommy Sikes of Lexington, Ky. Although Rick has passed away, he will always be with us for the rest of our lives. No services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Rick Neuman (N4RF) to the American Radio Relay League, (www.arrl.org) to the Education& Technology Program Fund. AARL 225 Main St. Newington, CT 06111-1494.online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com

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  1. Although I didnot know Rick personally, his family will always hold a special place in my heart. His sister Cindy is one of the kindest souls I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet and call my friend. My heart goes out to all of Rick’s family and friends . I have faith that his soul is with our heavenly fatherland we are the ones left to suffer while he is at peace. I encourage those he left behind to remember the words of the late Howard Geissel or as you may know him, Dr. Seuss; “don’t cry because it’s over but smile because it happpened” that quote has helped me countless times in my struggles.

  2. We did not know Cindy Neuman’s brother, Ricardo Neuman; but we want to express condolences. I (Shirley) have lost 2 brothers & hope we will all be reunited one day. Hold on to your Faith for that comfort you need at this time. I am so sorry for your loss.

  3. I have read “to be absent from the body is to be present with The Lord”. This I believe to be true. Ricks earthly struggles are over and knowing this is a comfort. Cindy, my sweet friend, and all Ricks loved ones, my prayers continue. I was not acquainted with Rick but he is my brother in Christ. I grieve for your loss and hope with you for the reunion we are promised.

  4. Rick was a friend I will sorely miss. A colleague since 1996 where we worked together on the first PCS cellular network in the southeast. We also shared a unqiue bond through the hobby of ham radio and astronomy. No other person can replace Rick and I will miss his wit and wisdom on a weekly basis. My family extends our thoughts and prayers to Mr and Mrs Neuman and his sister.

  5. My heart and love go out to all of your family. It is never easy to know what to say because losing someone in this life has got to be the most difficult thing we face in our living. But we can tell each of you that one day death will be no more and there will be a great reunion and we will leave the tears, grief and sadness and it will be replaced with pure joy, sunshine and excitement we couldn’t know existed. RIP. Rick and made God heal your family’s pain. My love to Cindy.

  6. I only know Cindy. I am so saddened to hear about your family’s loss at such a young age. Praying that you will find comfort at this painful time.

  7. I never meet Rick but his sister Cindy is one of the most precious and special friends. I am so sorry for the loss of a beloved son and brother. I know how difficult it is to say good but for now, but it’s not forever. Rick is in a most beautiful place and you can all rest in knowing you will see him again. He will be smileing down on you all till that day arrives.

  8. I had the pleasure of working with Rick for several years at AT&T. We had many of the same interests in science and technology which led to many long conversations. Rick brightened my day each time we had a chance to talk. Rick had a great sense of humor and we laughed a lot. I was so blessed to have him as a co-worker and friend. Rick always offered me encouragement when we talked. He had many friends all around AT&T. I was so saddened by the news of his illness. I am glad that he will not suffer any longer from this terrible disease. My prayers go out to his family and friends for God’s grace during this time of loss.

  9. Rick Neuman was always a kind, considerate,sweetheart of a person who was liked by all.He always had a smile on his face when I would see him and was always glad to see you.Even back to his “Trans Am” days Rick will always be remembered as kind,upbeat and unselfish.May he RIP and may God his family.

  10. We have been Rick’s neighbors for eleven years. He was a great neighbor and always gave us a big wave across the fence as he worked outdoors. . We have fond memories of him playing with our dog Macy every weekend. We are sorry for your family’s loss and will keep you in our prayers in the days and weeks to come.

  11. I am so sorry to hear about this. Rick was a great friend and will be deeply missed. So many great memories of Rick will be with me always, he was such a brilliant and down to earth guy, with a one of a kind wit and humor.

  12. I am so very sorry for your loss. I have known Rick since we started work together in Charlotte and he will truly be missed. He was a great friend and co-worker always looking on the bright side of things with a great sense of humor. May you find comfort in remembering all the great times you spent together with Rick. Those precious gifts will live on forever. We will keep your family and friends in our prayers.

  13. Deepest Sympathies to the Neuman family. Rick was always a pleasure to work with at AT&T and we will miss his positive outlook on everything. I am very blessed to have crossed paths with such a great man.

  14. Rick and I had known each other since I joined AT&T, and for the last seven years we have been in the same group. His office was just next to me. I talked with him everyday and we talked about work, Formula One racing, the latest technology, and his hobbies in ham radio, photography and astronomy. I have been greatly saddened by the passing away of my best friend Rick. He always be in our hearts. Our prayers are with his family.

  15. Rick will really be missed at the Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers (SARA) meetings. He was always a bit quiet, but when he spoke it was a significant thought. He was a real science and technology guy, and very much appreciated. Our condolences to his family.
    from SARA secretary Bruce Randall

  16. I would like to offer my condolences to the family Ricardo and also share a comforting scriptural promise made by Jesus that we will be reunited with our loved ones again.(John 5:28,29)

  17. Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt thoughts extend to you and your family during this sad and difficult time. With great love, Vicki & Jim Holler

    “Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply.”– Jane Austen

  18. Dearest Neuman Family – I am so very sorry to hear about Ricky’s death, I know your heart is breaking. Most of my childhood memories fondly star your family and when I think of Ricky I think of him doing science projects in his room and refusing to drive the station wagon. I always admired how proud you were of your children and I loved the portrait over your fireplace of Ricky, Bonnie and Cindy; in keeping with your tradition I’ve always hung a painting of my children over my fireplace also. You are a strong, loving and close family – my prayer and thought are with you. – Laynie

  19. I had the pleasure of working with Rick off and on for over 10 years. It was always a pleasant encounter. Rick was very dedicated and a truly genuine person who was a joy to work with. I’m so sorry for his far too early departure from this world and I’m sure he is in a far better place now. For those who were closest to him I would like to share this poem as it has provided comfort to me and my family through the years. It speaks to what I believe and I’m sure Rick believed. I hope this will also help his family with this loss. https://yesteryearsnews.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/there-is-no-death/

  20. I knew Rick for more than 10 years and we share the same passion; ham radio. Rick came a few times to my house to help me set up antennas in the trees and we used to talk on the radio during the week. I will keep the Altoids boxes that Rick gave me to build ham radio projects.
    We were also colleagues and Rick helped me many times in my work.
    I will always keep good memories of the time spent together.
    My thoughts go to his family in these difficult times.

  21. I just heard of Rick’s passing and want to offer my condolences to the Neuman family. Rick and I met in high school roughly 40 years ago. In those days we shared a love of muscle cars. I can still picture him with his Pontiac Formula Firebird in his parent’s driveway. Rick was one of the most well mannered guys you could ever meet. I still remember my mother commenting on that one day after he left our house. Kind, considerate, genuine…just a few words to describe the kind of person Rick was. Unfortunately I lost touch with Rick for a long time after I joined the Air Force, I am glad however that in the last few years, I was able to see him and talk with him a few times. Mr & Mrs Neuman I know you are very proud of the wonderful son you raised. The world would be a better place if there were more like Rick in it. Bonnie and Cindy, I know you too are proud to call such a kindhearted person brother. To you all, my love, my thoughts, and my prayers are with you.

  22. Dear Diane and Fred,
    Although I never knew Rick, I feel I have known him through the wonderful tributes to him I just read. What a wonderful son! I know he was a real reflection of both of you. My heart breaks for your loss. I know he will be missed by all who knew and loved him. I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers.

  23. Gone, but certainly not forgotten, my condolences to the Neuman family. Rick led by example, a true gentleman, with a genuine smile. May God keep his soul eternally.

  24. Thank you Jimmy for your kinds words about Rick. Everything you said is so true. We pray you will never forget him. If you will, please send us your e-mail address. We always wonder why bad things happen to good people. Thank you again.

  25. I just learned of Rick’s passing. I am so very sorry to hear this. He was a great friend and we spent a lot of time talking about many subjects of mutual interest. He was a very smart and interesting man. May he rest in peace.

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