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Chad Newhouse April 8, 1970 - Dec. 2, 2012 Resident of Oakland Geoffrey Chad Newhouse, a bright, handsome man of remarkable diversity who had the keen eye of a visionary, died far too early at 42 on the evening of Dec. 2, 2012. Chad, at 10, earned enough money from his newspaper route to buy a stereo set. He was an all-star soccer player and baseball slugger before entering Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, where he played football and lacrosse. He became an Eagle Scout and graduated from UC Davis in 1993. His love of the guitar led to his composing music and the launching of his own company, Newhouse Records, which received positive reviews for Chad's creativity. Gifted intellectually, he often was "the smartest one in the room." He wrote brilliant scripts for his own pleasure. Besides being a self-made entrepreneur, he was a sharp conversationalist with a dry wit, and he was current on world events throughout his life. He lived as an adult in San Francisco and Oakland, and was perfectly at home in both settings. But he truly loved the Raiders and A's, which brought out his opinionated side. Chad's many friends and family already miss him terribly. He had a very good heart. He is survived by his parents, Dave and Patsy Newhouse of Oakland, a brother, Casey (Michelle) Newhouse and nephew Callan Newhouse of Kirkland, Wash., an aunt, Phyllis Newhouse of Menlo Park, and uncle and aunt Bob and Mary Carol Lewis of Reno, NV. Alta Vista Funeral Service of Pacheco handled the cremation. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Jan. 6, 2:30 p.m., at the Colombo Club, 5321 Claremont Ave. Oakland (510-653-9020). Coping can be a struggle, so to all parents, hug your children. Life isn't predictable or everlasting.
Published in Inside Bay Area on Dec. 7, 2012
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