Martin Neier

Martin Steven Neier

June 8, 1948 - December 28, 2020
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    Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 | 2:30pm
    Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 2:30pm
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Donations are being accepted for:
Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

6101 Executive Blvd, Suite 100, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Hebrew Home of Greater Washington

6121 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852


Martin Steven Neier of Rockville, MD passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020, at the age of 72. After many years of declining health, the complications of COVID19 were too much for our beloved Marty to overcome. He died peacefully, surrounded by medical professionals who stepped up as surrogate family members, during this unprecedented pandemic, caring for him, showing him compassion and respect, in his family’s absence.

Marty dedicated his life to building Jewish culture, and evolving access to Judaism through his philanthropic work in fund raising. He was a teacher, a boss, and mentor that championed his colleagues, and thrived when leading a team.

He is survived by his loving children, Samantha Neier (Ryan Diener) and Whitney Neier (Adam Kindervatter-Clark); sister, Helen (late Fred) Goldstein; grandchildren, Mason Diener, Sadie Clark and Walter Clark, and his companion Lorna Frehm. He was predeceased by his parents, Samuel and Anna Neier.

A Virtual Funeral will be held on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 2:30pm. Interment is private. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, 6101 Executive Blvd, Suite 100, North Bethesda, MD 20852 or the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, 6121 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852. For our Australian brethren, contributions can be made to the Mount Scopus Memorial College Foundation, 245 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125.
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Johnsula Sanders

Posted at 01:00pm
Prayers from my heart to all of Marty's family and friends for your healing. He was also a very good and caring friend to me and I will miss him very very much. He was my angel. I will never forget him.

Lorrie and Allen Hershman

Posted at 03:50pm
Dear, Dear Marty and Dear, Dear family...I'm gonna ramble a bit and let Lorrie finish my thoughts, because my thoughts go way back, decades and decades, to Stewart Street, Batchelder Street, Avenue U, V, W, Nostrand Avenue, Marine Park, Chinese Rice and Gravy (cause it was cheap!), Pouch, Alpine, Senita Hills and Ten Mile River, Kunatah, Davis Lake, Indian Cliffs etc, etc, etc...Memories of our being kids, then raising our own kids...and along the way a lot of other people's kids. I miss your Dad Sam and My Dad Lester and our Moms and now I have to miss you, and I will miss you deeply. In recent years we were distant but never apart...could never be apart...too much history, too much life. You did good kid...children and Grandkids and a full life with more love than you could imagine possible. Till we meet again (Wemachtinyank, Wingoloutcik, Witohemaway).

This is Lorrie adding that I met Marty about 20 years ago when Allen and I started dating. He welcomed me immediately and was warm and loving, letting me know that if Allen loved me then he did too. This is loss deeply felt and we will miss you greatly. Your memory truly is a blessing.

Ilana Flax

Posted at 03:18pm
It was so easy and natural to have him join our family dinners, events, and holidays. I will miss sitting next to him at the Flax dining room table.

Howard Charish

Posted at 03:18pm

I had the privilege and pleasure of working with Marty z”l at the UJA Federation of MetroWest NJ. Marty was a supreme people person. Colleagues and volunteers loved working with him. His exuberant can-do personality inspired everyone and helped us accomplish and exceed our goals. I reviewed the photos on the website where his smile and sparkle shine through. His fervor for Jewish community and Israel inspired countless people. I am grateful to have known him as are all who crossed his path.

Anna Morales

Posted at 03:07pm
Sending condolences from the Morales family. While we never had the pleasure of meeting Marty, we have known Samantha for several years. Marty's light and kindness are reflected in Samantha, Mason and their entire family. May he find rest.

Bruce Silver

Posted at 03:04pm
I love you my friend and will miss you terribly.

Amy Wilkinson

Posted at 03:02pm
I am saddened by the loss your family is experiencing, and I offer my condolences and support.

Paige Sacher

Posted at 02:26pm
Marty was one of the kindest men I have ever met. His care and friendship with my mother Lorna was always a pleasure to be around. He had a great sense of humor and a great appetite for good food! Always a joy to be with..he will be missed.

Alan Gross

Posted at 01:51pm
A friend and former colleague, there was no one in my career that I enjoyed working with and learning from more than Marty. He had the uncanny ability to take any seemingly wacky idea that Elton Kerness could come up with and turn that idea into an incredibly successful event, some of which became national development initiatives in the federation world. I join with those who mourn this very sad loss.

Donna Shakin

Posted at 09:28am
From NJ to DC, I loved working with Marty. He was a wonderful colleague; passionate about his work in the Jewish community, and he made everything fun. More than that, Marty was a great friend, and most of all, a true mensch.

Jean Neier

Posted at 06:55am
KIND, HONEST, PATIENT, LOYAL, UNSELFISH, FAIR, FUNNY and just plain LIKEABLE! Marty was easy to be with...and kind, very kind. 
He would always say we raised two beautiful well rounded, strong daughters together.  He was a good partner, and we made a good family team.  I know he is so proud of you girls and your families. 
I remember long car trips, always starting off with James Taylor, hiking in the woods, setting up tents, campfires, packing the car, shoveling snow, going to temple, late night news, eating potato chips, jogging in the cold and a sweaty drippy dad. 
Family  breakfasts at Arby’s, staying at the mcPuffin motel, and 3 weeks at the Embassy Suite in  Hawaii... that’s a story in itself. We went from Milburn to Melbourne! We had adventures and always made them work. Our glass
was always more than half full. I remember your dedication to work, the temple and the community, to family and friends. 
You were a fun guy! We love you and we will miss you! 
With love and respect, 
Jeanie Neier 

Paige Nathan

Posted at 05:36pm
Marty was my first mentor at Hillel and he offered such a wonderful and warm welcome. May his memory be for a blessing.

Faye Marchuck

Posted at 05:11pm
Remembering Marty with fond memories. Whenever we all were able to see him at family/ friends gatherings he always left us smiling. Rest In Peace Marty.

Pam (and Larry) Maxon

Posted at 04:50pm
Sending love to all of you. I will always remember laughing with Marty whenever we were together--one of the best people I've ever known. Hugs!

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