It is with great regret and sorrow
that we must notify you of the death of our Classmate, Ron Neutzling, on June 4,
2016, in San Antonio, TX, of an acute pulmonary condition.
Ron is survived by his wife,
Kathryn; his daughter, Laura Neutzling
and son-in-law, Daniel Eby; his son Daniel Neutzling and daughter-in-law Alecia
Neutzling; grandson Gregory DiMario; grandsons Matthew Neutzling, Austin
Neutzling, and Zachary Neutzling. He was predeceased
by his daughter, Karen Neutzling DiMario.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 AM on
Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 4411 Moana Drive,
San Antonio, TX 78218. Interment will follow at 1:15 PM at Fort Sam Houston
National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, TX 78209.
Condolences may be sent to Kathryn
at 15826 Eagle Cliff Street, San Antonio,
In lieu of flowers, the family
asks that donations in Ron’s memory be sent to The
Journey Home Project, PO Box 1893, Mt. Juliet,
TN 37121 or on-line at
http://www.thejourneyhomeproject.org. When making your donation, please
indicate it is in honor of Ronald Neutzling.
Ron. Be thou at peace.
Class Memorial Pages\C-1 Ron Neutzlinger.pdf
In Loving Memory of Lt. Col Ronald B. Neutzling
12/5/1938 - 6/4/2016
Location:San Antonio, Texas
Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at St.
Thomas More Catholic Church, San Antonio, TX, with Rev. James M. Kotara, Pastor
officiating. Interment will follow at 1:15 pm at Fort Sam Houston National
Ronald Breen “Ron” Neutzling, Lt. Colonel, U.S. Air Force, passed away on
Saturday, June 4th, 2016 at Stone Oak Methodist Hospital, San Antonio, TX of an
acute pulmonary condition.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Neutzling DiMario; his parents
Ralph Neutzling and Mary Breen Neutzling.
He is survived by his wife Kathryn K. Neutzling, with whom he shared 53 years,
of San Antonio, TX; his mother-in-law Joyce Wester of San Antonio, TX; his
daughter, Laura Neutzling of Sarasota, FL and son-in-law, Daniel Eby; his son
Daniel Neutzling and daughter-in-law Alecia Neutzling of San Antonio, TX;
grandson Gregory DiMario, of Arnold, MD; grandsons Matthew Neutzling, Austin
Neutzling and Zachary Neutzling of San Antonio, TX; brother John Neutzling and
sister-in-law Christianne Neutzling; niece Erin Neutzling Scott, and her mother
Elizabeth Neutzling Sirianni.
He was born on December 5, 1938 in Watertown, South Dakota. A graduate of
Central Catholic High School in San Antonio, Ron was the Commander of the
Chaminade Guard, Central Catholic’s Precision Drill Team. Additionally, he was
the Commander of the Corps of Cadets in the Junior ROTC program at Central.
He received a B.S. in Engineering from U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New
York, NY, where he also participated in extracurricular activities, including
the Debate Club, Camera Club and Fencing Club. He went on to get a Master of
Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology,
After a successful 20-year Air Force career with many commendations, Ron retired
as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1981 from Kelly, AFB and settled in his beloved city
of San Antonio, TX. His post Air Force career started by earning yet another
degree in Computer Science at The University of Texas in San Antonio, TX, where
he made the Dean’s List for academic excellence. He went on to become a
programmer and was hired by Flexware Systems in San Antonio, TX where he worked
until the time of his passing.
During his life, Ron was an avid photographer and developed black and white
portraits in his home darkroom before the dawn of the digital era. He enjoyed
professional sports and was very involved with his children’s and
grandchildren’s sporting events. He was an auto enthusiast who enjoyed a variety
of eclectic cars, including a Karmann-Ghia and a 1965 Corvette convertible. A
faithful Catholic, he attended mass regularly all his life.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Journey
Home Project, an organization that helps U.S. Veterans deal with the unique
challenges of returning to civilian life.