Herman David, 74, a resident of Baker since 1934 and owner of the Neuberger & Heilner store, died January 15, 1988 at his home following a long illness.
His funeral was Monday at 2 p.m. in the Pioneer Chapel of Gray’s West & Company. Vault internment and a graveside service will be held Thursday at the Beth Israel Cemetery in Portland.
Officiating at the graveside service will be Rabbi Rose of Beth Israel Cemetery in Portland. Officiating at Monday’s service was the Baker Elk’s Lodge.
Mr. David was born Aug. 31, 1913, in Weinheim, Germany, the son of Carl and Johanna (Neuberger) David. He spent his childhood and attended schools in Germany.
As a young man he came to the United States in 1934. He lived in New York City for about six months before coming to Baker, where he acquired U.S. citizenship in 1939.
Mr. David came to Baker in order to work in the family clothing business: Neuberger & Heilner. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He became a partner in Neuberger & Heilner in 1945. In 1978 he became the sole owner.
Mr. David was a member of the Baker Elks Lodge 338 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Baker Post 3048. He was honorary grand marshal of the 1987 Baker Miner’s Jubilee Parade. He enjoyed his work and was known as a kind man.
Mr. David is survived by his sister, Bertl Abraham of New York City, as well as his extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Freidel.
Friends may contribute in Mr. David’s memory to a charity of their choice. This may be done through Gray’s West & Company Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey.
Baker Democrat Herald, January 19, 1988, Page 2
Contributed by: Sue Wells