Nov. 30, 1932 – Sept. 25, 2017
Roy R. Neureuter, a retired financial executive who was active in community organizations, died Monday in his Amherst home. He was 84.
Born in Buffalo, he was a 1952 graduate of Nichols School and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Lehigh University, where he was a member of Chi Phi fraternity. He served for two years stateside in the Army.
He joined the training program at Manufacturers and Traders Trust Co. in 1957 and advanced from assistant investment officer to vice president in charge of the bank's investment department. He went on to become administrative vice president in charge of the newly-established Trust/Investment Group in 1977.
Mr. Neureuter joined Roosevelt & Cross in 1983, serving as vice president until he retired in 2007.
He was appointed an arbitration panel member for the National Association of Security Dealers in 1992.
He was past chairman of the New York State Bankers Association Trust Division and was active in the Independent Bankers Association. Early in his career, he was president of the Financiers Toastmasters Club and an officer in the Bond Club.
He twice was elected president of the Protestant Home for Children and served three terms as American Red Cross chapter chairman. He was a longtime board member of the local chapter of the American Lung Association and the Bristol Home. He also served on the council of the Richard J. Wehle School of Business at Canisius College.
Active in Westminster Presbyterian Church, he served as a deacon and stewardship chairman.
He was inducted as a Phil Harris Fellow in 1999 by the Rotary Club of Buffalo. He also was a member of the Buffalo Canoe Club, the Buffalo Club, the Country Club of Buffalo, the Lehigh University Alumni Association and the board of Cradle Beach Camp.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Judith R.; two sons, John R. and Jed J.; a daughter, Jeanne Neureuter Weppner; and six grandchildren.
A private memorial service was held in Forest Lawn Chapel.