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NEUMANN, Michael Michael "Miki" Neumann, 64 years of age, of Auburn Rd., West Hartford, died suddenly Thursday, (April 21, 2011). Born in Jerusalem, he was the son of the late Jehuda and Chava (Beregi) Neumann. He leaves his beloved wife, Helen (MacGowan) Neumann, a son, Joseph M. Neumann and his wife Rachel of Baltimore, MD; a daughter, Rachel M. Neumann and her husband Kuba Glazek of Philadelphia, PA; and a sister Orna M. Neumann of England. Miki was the Stuart and Joan Sidney Professor of Mathematics, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and Head of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Connecticut. He earned his BSc from Tel Aviv University in 1970 and his PhD in Computer Science from London University in 1972. From 1973 to 1975, Miki taught at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. Subsequently, he taught at the Universities of Reading and Nottingham in England in their Departments of Mathematics. In 1980 Miki came with his young family to the United States and taught for five years at the University of South Carolina. In 1985 he came to the University of Connecticut as a full professor of Mathematics. Miki was the devoted and supportive advisor to nine PhD students, all of whom went on to distinguished careers in Mathematics. Elected a member of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2007, Miki was internationally known and recognized for his research in Numerical Linear Algebra, Matrix Theory and Linear Algebra, and Numerical Analysis. He published more than 150 scholarly articles, co-authored a book in his field and was working on another book at the time of his death. Miki was an active, beloved and irreplaceable member of Beth David Synagogue. For the last ten years, Miki rose at dawn to participate in daily Talmud study and was a committed participant in the daily minyan. With a passionate and enduring love for Israel, Miki led the prayer for the soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces every Shabbat. Funeral services will be held TODAY, Friday, April 22, 2011 at 1-p.m. in the Sanctuary of the Beth David Synagogue, 20 Dover Road, West Hartford with Rabbi Yitzchok Adler officiating. Interment will follow in the Beth David Synagogue Cemetery, 1361 Berlin Turnpike, Wethersfield. The memorial period will be observed at the Neumann home beginning after the Passover holiday on Tuesday night. Memorial contributions may be made to Beth David Synagogue and the Friends of the IDF (http://www.fidf.org/). Arrangements entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Miki, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com/funerals.cfm

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Published in Hartford Courant on Apr. 22, 2011.
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April 16, 2019
Dear Helen, Miki is surely missed by me and my family, as are you, Joseph and Rachael. We hope all of you are doing well. Are you in England now? I get there most every year, to work with people in Cambridge and Liverpool. All the best, - Bob
Bob Plemmons
April 26, 2011
Dear Helen,

I have known Miki since the early 90's as a professional colleague in the linear algebra and matrix theory community. I knew Miki as a gentle soul, a warm friend, and devout in his faith. I am shocked to hear of your sudden loss, and pray that you will find comfort in G-D and his people.
--Alex Pothen
Purdue University
Computer Science Department
Alex Pothen
April 26, 2011
All growing ends in fading, all rising ends in falling, all meeting ends in parting, such indeed is the law of this world.
—The Upanishads

Dear Helen, Rachel and Joseph, we were, of course, profoundly shocked and saddened to learn of your overwhelming loss of such a humble, brilliant and loving husband and father.

We were honored, and consoled to bear witness to the outpouring of so much love and compassion at his funeral service.

We have treasured your presence and friendship as neighbors and we fervently wish you every possible kindness and generosity the Universe can bestow.

In sympathy and gratitude,

Linda and Bob Dente
Linda & Robert Dente
April 25, 2011
Dear Helen,

Mary Jo and I were deeply saddened to learn of Miki's death.
I counted Miki as my best friend and closest collaborator over the years. You, Joseph, Rachael and their families have our sincere condolences.

- Bob, Mary Jo, Theresa and Greg
April 22, 2011
We were deeply saddened to learn of your great loss. Miki and you are remembered fondly here at the University of South Carolina for the warmth you brought to all our gatherings. We send you our most heartfelt condolences.
Colin & Margaret Bennett
April 22, 2011
Dear Helen, We are so shocked and saddened to hear about Miki passing. We have the warmest memories of you, of him, and your children. We send our sincere condolences. May happy memories help you all through this difficult time...Ellen, David, Ron, and Rob Brodie
April 22, 2011
Helen, Harold and I are so saddened to learn of your beloved Miki's death.
He was a gentleman among gentlemen.
He will always be remebered as a very special man at Beth David.

Roberta and Harold Rudin
April 22, 2011
We are so sad to hear about the loss. Miki will be so missed as we enjoyed seeing him every time we came to shul. We give you our deepest sympathy!
Jon,Pam & Nathan Schachter
April 22, 2011
April 22, 2011
may you be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem
Jonathan Freeman
April 22, 2011
Thank you for you and Miki's years of friendship. I will always think of him at Shabbat and Holidays, missing his big smile and hello.
michael koplowitz
April 22, 2011
It has been a great pleasure to work under a man who took the religion into which he was born so seriously and who treated both faculty and students as he would like to be treated. I have always admired him for celebrating the Sabbath every Friday evening and Saturday and for living up to the best in the Jewish tradition.
Domina Eberle Spencer
April 22, 2011
We are all saddened by your great loss. Miki will be remembered for his smile, kind ways and many friendships. He will be missed by all who knew him. We feel blessed that he was part of our lives. Miki was truly a humble man with great wisdom.

Marjie and Beny Zivyon
Bloomfield, CT
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