C.E. “Bill” Neubauer, an editor of The Palm Beach Times in the 1970s, died of chronic kidney failure on Feb. 11 in West Palm Beach. He was 94. Neubauer was the editor of The Times from 1975 to 1976, when he was succeeded by Jack Foster. He remained at the newspaper, which later became TheEvening Times, as an editorial writer. In later years, he became a frequent contributor to The Palm Beach Post’s “Letters to the Editor” page.
“He was pretty distinctive. He had his own idiosyncrasies,” recalled Bill McGoun, a retired editorial writer for The Palm Beach Post. Before embarking on a career in journalism, Neubauer served in the United States Army during World War II as an air traffic controller. Born May 5, 1921, in Clinton, Iowa, he went on to attend the University of Illinois. He interests included playing golf. Neubauer also was a longtime member of the local Kiwanis Club and participated in the organization, Women in Communications for many years.
He is survived by his sons Larry Neubauer, of Thomasville, Ga., Phillip Neubauer, of Pittsburgh and daughter Jan Neubauer of Athens, Ga. He was preceded in death by his daughter Celia Jane Neubauer, who died March 11, 2015.
Services will be held March 8 at 11:30 a.m. at the South Florida National Cemetery, 6501 State Road 7, Lake Worth. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. memorial at Quattlebaum Funeral Home, 6411 Parker Ave., in West Palm Beach.