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Obituary: David Neubauer

David Neubauer

MIDDLEBURGH —  David “Shorty” Neubauer passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, March 19, 2023.

He was born on July 30, 1959, in Copaigue, NY, to Catherine (Axlesen) and Thomas E. Neubauer. After completing high school, “Shorty” proudly served in the United States Army from 1977-79.

“Shorty” loved the outdoors and camping. Working as a repairman, there wasn’t a transmission he couldn’t fix and he volunteered with the Town of Broome Fire Department for many years.

“Shorty’s” memory will be held forever by his sons: Joshua (Stacy) Neubauer, Christian (Leah) Neubauer and Samuel (Mariah) Neubauer; grandchildren: Payton and Mackenzie Neubauer, Colt Neubauer, Mia and Harley Hunt, Samuel Jr. and Chevelle Neubauer; his companion: Patricia Van Orden; his siblings: Debbie (Joey) Kelly, Doreen Lupo, Pamela Vesley, Kathleen (Andy) Randazzo, Daniel Neubauer; many nieces and nephews; many extended family and friends including his ex-wife: Wendy Neubauer and  Dale (Katrina) Vance, Wanda Bates, David (Hiroe) Vance and their families. In addition to his parents, “Shorty” was predeceased by his brother, Thomas. 

In keeping with his wishes, a private graveside service was held for his family. Coltrain Funeral Home, LLC of Middleburgh, NY, is honored to be caring for “Shorty” and his family.

Memorial donations in his honor are requested to the Bayard Elsbree Memorial Park, c/o Clara Potter, 3077 State Route 145, Preston Hollow, NY 12469, or to the Wounded Warrior Project at

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