Charles (Chuck) Newman

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Charles (Chuck) Newman Born November 22, 1920 in Saginaw, MI. Died September 12, 2013 in Lakeside, AZ. Chuck was a WWII veteran, serving as a medic, and was awarded two Bronze Stars. Upon his return to Michigan in 1945, he worked at a meat packing plant and Lufkin Rule Manufacturing Company. He and his wife, Emily and their two sons moved to Tucson in 1953 where he started work as an inspector at Hughes Aircraft. In his retirement after 30+ years at Hughes, he enjoyed building all sorts of things, including additions to his house in Tucson and his cabin in Show Low. As he grew older, his projects got smaller including picnic tables, stools, dog houses and bird feeders. He spent his summers at his cabin in Show Low with his first wife Emily, who preceded him in death in 2003. He married his second wife, Etta in Show Low in 2005. Etta passed away September 16, 2013. He was the last of his four siblings, and is remembered by his family as "Grand-Paa" or "Grandpa Chuck". He is survived by his two sons, Art (Lona) and Tim (Barbara); five grandsons and four great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be he held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Christ Church United Methodist, 655 N. Craycroft Rd., Tucson. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Tucson Metropolitan Ministries.

Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Nov. 17, 2013
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