NEUMANN--Karl. Of Forest Hills, NY. Beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, and grandfather, died on February 23, 2021. Born in Vienna, Austria, on November 16, 1931, Dr. Neumann and his younger sister, Greta, came to the US in 1941 after a two-year stay with a foster family in Sweden and an arduous trip across Siberia on the Kindertransport. He was a practicing pediatrician in Forest Hills for over 50 years, a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and Clinical Attending Pediatrician at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell and Columbia Medical Center. He was the author of many articles and book chapters on travel and health, and a widely read newsletter on the topic. He contributed to major textbooks on travel medicine and served as the editor of newsletters for the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) and the Wilderness Medical Society. He was recently named the inaugural recipient of the ISTM's Lifetime Achievement Award. He is survived by his wife Cynthia; sons David and Peter from his marriage to Jacqueline G. Neumann; daughters-in-law Mary Beth Neumann, Hildy Neumann and Ashley Neumann; step- daughters Judy Michaelis and Carol Gilman; grandchildren Theresa, Katherine, Ariel, Anna, Alexander, Nicole, Allison, and Benjamin; and sister Greta, her son Stephen and his daughter Elischka. His third son Edward from his first marriage died in 2007. Karl was an unusually warm, generous, and kind person who touched many, many people. He will be greatly missed by his family as well as a large circle of friends, colleagues, and former patients. In addition to spending time with his family, he loved travel, writing, the Mets, diners, Diet Cokes (with no ice), Linzer Tortes, Wiener schnitzel, and palatschinken.
Published in New York Times on Feb. 28, 2021.