SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

January 15, 2013

Arthur Noymer, 86


Marblehead, MA — Arthur A. Noymer of Marblehead, MA, passed away peacefully in his home on January 13, 2013. Born Artur Neumetzger on July 14, 1926, in Karlsruhe, Germany, to Erna Kaufmann (Neumetzger) Noymer and Eugene (Neumetzger) Noymer. Emigrated to the United States in 1937, settling in Brookline, MA. Became a proud and patriotic United States citizen in 1943. Graduated from Brookline High School in 1944 and from Northeastern University in 1951. Served in the United States Navy from 1944-1946, stationed stateside during WWII.

Arthur married Barbara (Alperin) Noymer in 1949. They were best friends and life partners for more than 67 years. Together they raised four children and nurtured 10 grandchildren. Family was his main focus and priority, but Arthur had many diverse pursuits in his life. Arthur ran the operations of Noymer Manufacturing Co., producers of fine leather goods. Toward the end of his career, he brought his expertise to Valkyrie, another leather goods manufacturer. In these roles, he was known by colleagues and business associates as fair-minded, hard-working, and as an innovator.

Arthur volunteered for the Jewish community, as a Director and Building Fund Treasurer of Temple Sinai in Marblehead, and in several capacities with the North Shore Jewish Community Center. He was also a volunteer with the Boy Scouts and gave generously and unselfishly of his time, abilities, and resources to many people and organizations in need. Arthur was recognized several years ago by the American Red Cross for donating blood on a regular basis for over 50 years.

Arthur lived with vigor. He loved to go to the beach and would "swim laps" in the ocean. With his children when they were young, and then on his own and with his grandchildren in later years, Arthur was an avid biker and skier. He was physically active and loved being outdoors his entire life; it was only after age 80 that he gave up his bike and skis.

He leaves behind his beloved wife, Barbara, of Marblehead; his three sons, David and wife Sandy Puritz of Newton, Edward and wife Leslie Luft Noymer of Andover, and Peter and wife Grace Colon of Los Gatos, CA; his daughter Beth Noymer Levine and Henry Levine of Salt Lake City, UT; and his 10 grandchildren, Jeffrey and Samuel Noymer; Rebecca and Deborah Noymer; Benjamin, Katharine, and Jacob Noymer; and Nathaniel, Hannah, and Molly Levine. He was preceded in death by one brother; he leaves another brother, sisters in law, and several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street, Newton, MA, on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 10:45 AM. Interment will follow at Temple Emeth Memorial Park, West Roxbury. The family will be receiving visitors at the home of David Noymer immediately following interment and at Arthur Noymer’s late residence on Thursday from 4-7 PM and Friday 2-4 PM. The family wishes to thank the invaluable hospice nurses from the VNA and also the wonderfully kind and caring home health aids from Associated Home Care. Donations in Arthur's memory may be made to Amyloid Research Fund, 72 East Concord Street, Suite K-503, Boston, MA 02118.