Thomas C. Neuman

  • Died: October 1, 2018
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Pine Valley

1320 East Dupont Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Thomas C. Neuman, 83, passed away Monday, October 1, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Thomas was a graduate of Central Catholic High School. He was a member of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, Police Athletic League, and IHSAA, officiating 30 plus years for football and basketball and serving as an observer for over 10 years for high school and college football and basketball. He was an avid sports fan rooting for Notre Dame and the New York Yankees. Above all he was a devoted husband, dad, and grandfather and loved and treasured his family. Surviving are his beloved wife of 64 years, Lois H. Neuman of Fort Wayne; daughters, Joan (Russ) Timms and Diann (Barry) Drayton; son, Michael (Laura) Neuman; grandsons, Ryan (Lauren) Timms, Landon (Heather) Timms, and Mason Neuman; granddaughter, Logan Neuman; sister, Maryellen Favory; and several nieces and nephews. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents Frank A. and Amelia V. Neuman; brothers, Robert and Raymond Neuman; and sisters, Dorothy Mills and Arlene Berghoff. Mass of Christian Burial is 11:00 am, Monday, October 8, 2018 at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, 7215 St Joe Rd with an hour of calling prior to the Mass. Calling at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road, Sunday, October 7, 2018, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Burial in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the PAL or Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church. To sign the online guest book, go to


Condolence & Memory Journal

Tom was an acquaintance through basketball officiating. He was always respectful and fair in his conversations. I regret that I didn't get to know him even better.

He was a good role model.

Posted by Pat Richter - South Bend, IN - Acquaintance   October 07, 2018

Glad for all the genuine interest and friendship Tom shared with our family. His legacy is witness in those same traits from his extended family.

Posted by Ron, Jen, Max & Camden Bigler - Colleyville, TX - Friend   October 07, 2018

To Lois and family: May your hearts be comforted during this loss of a very spiritual husband, dad and grandpa. Our prayer is that our dear God will fill the void in your hearts. Blessing on each of you.

Posted by June and Rex Timms - Granbury, TX - Family   October 06, 2018

I always enjoyed talking with Tom when he would be sent to observe games that I was officiating. Such a wealth of knowledge.
Really going to miss you Tom.

Posted by Gary Chambers - Galveston, IN   October 05, 2018

Mike-sorry to hear about your father's passing. Always enjoyed the conversations with him at Northrop games or around town. Condolences to you and your family

Posted by Greg Peden - Marion, IN   October 04, 2018

It was with great sadness that I received the notice of Tom's passing. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you, Lois, and your entire family.

I have so many wonderful memories officiating with Tom in high school football during the 1970's and 1980's. He was always a great friend, teammate on the field, and most importantly, a true gentleman. The world has been a much better place since Tom was a part of it these past 80+ years. Rest in peace, Tom.

Posted by CARTER LOHR - WINCHESTER, KY   October 04, 2018

He was a great man and such a sweetheart!! I always enjoyed talking with him! He had great advice on and off the court. He will surely be missed by so many!

Posted by Kyle and Rachael Stackhouse - Plymouth, IN   October 04, 2018

Thinking of all of you and remembering how much Tom meant to the Martone family. Love to you all.

Posted by Amy Martone - Fort Wayne, IN - Family Friend   October 03, 2018

I am going to miss Mr Neuman as will my mother and father. He was one of the kindest people I've ever met and I don't know anyone who didn't like him. Someday Nuem, we will talk again but in the meantime, I will always have fond memories of you coming into my Fathers restaurant to discuss the local sports happenings around Ft Wayne. To Tom Neuman, you don't get any better than him.

Posted by Brian Finley - Friend   October 03, 2018

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