Herbert Neiman, 91, of Levittown, Pa., died Dec. 3, 2017. He was born the fifth of 15 children in Aliquippa, Pa., a steel industry company town outside Pittsburgh.
Mr. Neiman dropped out of high school in 10th grade to work in the local steel mill and help support the family. Later he joined Rohm & Haas in Bristol, Pa., where he would remain until his retirement in 1992.
In 1944, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served for two years, working as a medic and stationed in Okinawa and the Philippines during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1946.
Following his retirement, he joined his wife Marilyn in her work as one of the founders of Hope for the Animals, a dog and cat rescue organization begun in 1985. He became its vice president, and remained so until 2009. The couple was responsible for saving the lives of thousands of homeless and surrendered dogs and cats.
After leaving Hope for the Animals, he became active in The Crossings Animal Society, an animal welfare organization begun by his daughter. For the next several years, he volunteered at weekend “tabling” events, distributed donation cans to local businesses, and worked at annual fundraisers.
He served for many years as a shop steward at Rohm & Haas, and as a Democratic committeeman.
He was a member of Congregation Beth El, and in his later years, Temple Shalom.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn (Kohn); his daughter, Yvonne; and a sister, Isabel.
Services were held Dec. 12 with arrangements by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel, Ewing. Memorial contributions may be made to The Crossings Animal Society, 1083 Taylorsville Rd., Suite 3, Washington Crossing, PA.