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Eugene Neugebohr

Eugene Neugebohr, 78, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, died on 21 November 2021.

The Funeral was held at IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL on Tuesday, 23 November 2021 at 1:00 PM .

Rabbi Levi Shemtov officiated.

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Interment at Clover Hill Park Cemetery.

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The family of Eugene Neugebohr will be gathering through the evening of Wednesday, November 24 at the residence, 1885 Long Lake Shores Drive, Bloomfield Hills MI 48302. The phone number is 248-338-8087.

Religious services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

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EUGENE NEUGEBOHR, 78 of Bloomfield Hills Michigan died peacefully at home on November 21, 2021. Eugene was born in Russia in 1943 and immigrated to Israel in 1956. In 1965 Eugene immigrated to the United States. Mr. Neugebohr is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ina Neugebohr; daughter, Claire Kahn and her fiancé, Aubrey Tobin; son and daughter-in-law, Oren and Kristen Neugebohr; grandchildren, Joshua Kahn and his fiancée, Mirtha Echeverria, Jordan Kahn and his loving friend Marion Frazine, and Zoe, Paytyn, and Itai Neugebohr; brother and sister-in-law, Avi and Ada Neer; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Hanan and Magi Puterman; nieces and nephews, Noam Neer, Tal and Dror Neer Kastel, Sharon and Anat Puterman, Sagi Puterman, and Dan Puterman. He is also survived by many loving relatives and friends.

Eugene was bigger than life and truly enjoyed life to the fullest. He had many interests and was an avid sportsman, enjoying many ski trips to Colorado with family and friends, helicopter skiing with his grandson Josh, motocross racing and auto racing with his son Oren and others at the M1 race course and scuba diving with his wife Ina.He loved to push his family to be as adventurous as he was and enjoyed visiting his grandson Itai at his hockey games, his granddaughter Paityn at her horseback-riding shows and his eldest granddaughter Zoeat her swim meets and soccer games. Eugene also loved attending Piston home games with Ina or his daughter Claire. Eugene was very family oriented and loved to spend every moment that he could with his loved ones. He was incredibly proud of all his grandchildren and was looking forward to attending his grandson Josh’s wedding and granddaughter Zoe’s graduation from college in 2022. He always looked forward to receiving new artwork from granddaughter Paityn and hearing about the latest news in grandson Itai’s life at school.

Eugene was always ready for the next adventure. He loved to have fun and explore new places, interests, foods and art with his family and friends. The Neugebohr family traveled the world extensively with Eugene leading the group throughout Europe and Israel. Almost every Sunday Eugene would go to lunch with his wife Ina and his grandchildren Paityn and Itai to his favorite restaurant and to the movies afterward. On Sunday afternoon, Eugene and Ina would visit Jordan his special needs grandson and Jordan’s friend, companion and caregiver Marion. Eugene and Jordan had a very special relationship like no other. Jordan loved his Saba with all his heart and would light up whenever Eugene walked into the room. They communicated in a way that was very special to them. When his granddaughter Zoe began studying film production in high school, he never missed a screening or film festival in which Zoe was involved. Eugene never missed an opportunity to attend a rock concert with his daughter Claire or an opera, play or musical with his wife Ina. Eugene and Ina often would take Josh and Zoe on trips to Europe where they loved to visit museums and historical sites.

Eugene looked forward to Sunday morning motorcycle rides with the local chapter of the Chai riders. Those Sunday morning rides were special to him and he made many friends among the Chai riders. Eugene was very philanthropic. Eugene and Ina always looked forward to attending FIDF functions with their son Oren, his wife Kristen and their daughter Claire.He and Ina supported the Friendship Circle, the FIDF, JARC, and Variety the Children’s Charity among many other charities. Eugene had a special connection with FIDF as a board member. He was a veteran of the Israel Defense Forces armored core division as a tankcommander. He and wife Ina supported many students in the FIDF impact program allowing soldiers to obtain a college education. He often kept in touch with and visited with the soldiers that he and Ina supported.

Eugene was an astute business person. He founded Auto Electric International in the basement of his Oak Park home and built it into an international supplier of remanufactured starters and alternators to the automotive aftermarket. He was so proud when his son Oren joined the business and helped grow it even further.

Eugene was loved and adored by everyone he crossed paths with. He was a bright star, with a big smile. He had a magnetic personality that was just irresistible. A true mensch, Eugene was loved by his family, friends, and employees and respected in his industry as a leader and visionary. He was a man of great integrity, determination and always had a positive mental attitude. His attitude and encouragement impacted so many people in a positive way.

Eugene will be sorely missed by everyone that was fortunate enough to know him. His life ended too soon but it was a very full and happy life.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Eugene Neugebohr may do so by making a contribution to:

Friendship Circle
Meer Family Friendship Center
6892 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
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Friends of The IDF
Michigan Chapter
P.O. Box 999
Walled Lake, MI 48390
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6735 Telegraph, Suite 100
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
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