“She put the ‘F’ in fight,” said her daughter, Patti Neumann. “She never, ever complained during her four-year battle with cancer.”
Libov was born and raised in Baltimore, attended The Park School and Towson University, and graduated with plans to become a teacher, Instead, she chose to begin her family right away. Her first husband, Paul Neumann, died in 1991 of pancreatic cancer.
She remarried 13 years ago to Mort Libov, one her best friends growing up. Members of Beth Tfiloh Congregation, they loved traveling together. They were described by family as partners in every way — even business — but that was secondary to their deep and devoted love and friendship.
“The most important things to her were family, friends and community,” said her son, Mark Neumann, chair-elect for The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore board of directors. “She had a big circle of friends that will miss her dearly.”
Patti Neuman described her mother as one of the most positive people anyone could ever meet; she was kind to everyone. Warm and inviting, she adored her family, friends and community, always giving back more than she received. She was also always put together, from head to toe — she loved all things pink. And she was beautiful inside and out.
Libov was the 2014 Annual Campaign chair for The Associated. A dedicated Associated volunteer leader, her communal work focused on empowering and involving the women of Baltimore’s Jewish community. She served as past chair of the Women’s Campaign, past president of the Women’s Department (now Associated Women), and she also served as president of CHANA.
Proud of her family’s involvement with The Associated, Libov also was co-chair of a family mission to Israel in December with Michele Lax.
A noted real estate professional, most recently with Long & Foster, Libov was honored as Real Estate Associate of the Year in 1989. She served as past president of the Women’s Council of Realtors and past president of the Real Estate Million Dollar Association. She was also a lifetime member of the Suburban Club.
Ann Neumann Libov is survived by her husband, Mort Libov, and children Mark (Robin) and Patti and grandchildren Paul, Andy and Chloe Neumann.
Melissa Gerr is JT digital media editor/senior reporter — firstname.lastname@example.org