The Obit For Le Roy Neitzke

Le Roy W. Neitzke

Published in Sun-Sentinel on November 6, 2009

Neitzke, Le Roy W., 83, passed away on October 17, 2009. He and his wife of 60 years, Bernadette Ann Mullarkey, of Beacon, NY, had recently moved to Richmond, VA from Boca Raton, FL. Mr. Neitzke, a WWII Navy veteran, was retired from IBM, where he worked for nearly 40 years.

He was born in Amherst, Ohio, and attended high school and the Krissler Business Institute, in Poughkeepsie, NY. He was a lifelong sportsman, playing semi-professional baseball with the Philadelphia franchise and working with athletes in various youth leagues as a referee and umpire for football, basketball, and baseball.

Mr. Neitzke was active in retirement in Florida as a golfer, a board member in his homeowner association, and as a poll worker and census volunteer in Palm Beach County, FL. He also taught computer skills and genealogy courses to senior citizens in his community.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include his four children; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Following a private family service on November 16, Mr. Neitzke will be interred at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Richmond.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.