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Austin Francis Newman

(Asbury Park Press)

Austin Francis Newman, 93, of Toms River, passed away Monday, May 18, 2009. Mr. Newman was born Nov. 21, 1915 in Elizabeth. He lived in Westfield for most of his adult life before moving to Toms River in 2001. He was employed by Elastic Stop Nut, Union and retired in 1982. Mr. Newman was known for his athletic accomplishments. In addition to his national and world records in swimming, he was inducted into the USA Track & Field Masters Hall of Fame in 2007 for his running prowess. His election was based on his three national records, five world records, and 22 national championships as a middle distance runner. He was virtually unbeatable in his age group in numerous triathlons.
Mr. Newman was predecesaed by his wife of 57 years, Marion Otto. He is survived by his daughters, Elsie Romach of South Toms River, Shirley Budd of Loch Haven, Pa., and Diane Manca of Toms River; his son, Kurt Newman of Gorham, Maine; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by four sisters; a brother; and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to the visitation from 10 a.m. Thursday, May 21 until the service at noon at the Union Funeral Home-Lytwyn & Lytwyn, 1600 Stuyvesant Ave., Union. The entombment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First United Methodist Church, 129 Chestnut St., Toms River, NJ 08753.

Published in Asbury Park Press on May 20, 2009
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