Catherine C. Neumayer, 86, secretary and homemaker

October 22, 2005

Catherine C. Neumayer, a retired secretary and homemaker, died of heart failure Thursday at Oak Crest Village in Parkville. She was 86.

Born Catherine Cummings in Baltimore, she was raised on Milton Avenue and graduated in 1935 from Eastern High School.

She worked as a secretary at Sun Life Insurance Co. and in 1939 married Daniel A. Neumayer, a Baltimore architect.

From 1943 to 1963, Mrs. Neumayer was a homemaker, and then in the 1960s returned to work. She was employed as a secretary at Textron and later at Stern & Marsh, a Towson paint distributor, before retiring in 1985.

A longtime Riderwood resident, Mrs. Neumayer had resided for the past decade at the Parkville retirement community. Her husband died in 2000.

Mrs. Neumayer enjoyed playing pinochle and canasta, and was an avid reader. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles and listening to music.

Mrs. Neumayer was a member for nearly 60 years of Hiss United Methodist Church in Parkville.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Oak Crest Village, 8820 Walther Blvd.

Surviving are sons Daniel A. Neumayer Jr. of Oakland, Calif.; Thomas F. Neumayer of Mitchells, Va., and Paul E. Neumayer of Towson; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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