Gary Neubert, 76, of Suwanee, Georgia passed away Friday, November 8th after a short illness. Gary was born August 27, 1943 in Jersey City, NJ and raised in Oradell, NJ. Gary graduated from River Dell High School in 1961. He met his wife Suzanne in high school where they were high school sweethearts, and they married in 1968. They were residents of Sparta, NJ from 1976 to 1999 where they raised their children.
Gary was a Buck Sergeant in the US Army and served in Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star. Gary specialized in software engineering where he excelled for over 50 years. Early in his career he started in software sales before learning software engineering for Honeywell, DEC and Bell Labs. In the late 1970s Gary combined his sales abilities and software developing knowledge to create his own software company called Neubert Computer Consulting, Inc. which he successfully ran singlehandedly for nearly 30 years. Some significant career highlights for Gary include exposure to the early internet through the military in the 1970’s, over 20 years before it became a household norm. When with DEC, Gary worked among a small group of software engineers for Bell Labs in NJ that played an instrumental role in developing the Unix operating system on DEC hardware. Gary’s software was also developed for and used by the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles for nearly two decades.
Gary had many hobbies throughout his life, including hunting, woodwork, tennis, golf, Yankees baseball, Tennessee football, cars and boating. Gary was the captain of the Sugar Daddy in Forked River NJ for many years where some of his favorite memories were made.
Gary’s joyous personality and excitability was infectious to anyone around him and would light up each room he walked in. His optimism and positivity were unparalleled and unobtainable by most.
Gary, known as “Gramps,” to his grandchildren, was a loving father, grandfather, and a dedicated husband. He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Sue, his sons, Chris (wife Leanna Holbrook) of Woodstock, GA and Brian (wife Christie Slack) of Wilmington, NC, and his four grandchildren Lukas, Penelope, Chase and Ella.