David "Albert" Newman

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David "Albert" Newman, 87, of Carroll Lutheran Village, died Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Born Feb. 18, 1928 in Asbury Park, NJ, he was the son of the late David Wilson Newman of Newmantown, NJ and Sarah Elizabeth Morton of Allenwood, NJ. Al was predeceased by his only brother, Donald Wilson Newman of Colorado Springs in 2004 and his oldest son, Albert Frank Newman in 2011. He was the husband of the late Edith Glen Mae nee Delawder Newman Quensenberry and the late Pauline nee Kurtz Newman. He retired after 31 years of working for the Maryland State Highway Administration, but prior to that, he worked in private sawmills in Howard County, clearing land for residential and highway development in the 1950's. As a teen, he hoboed from Florida to Chicago "catching trains" and driving. He belonged to the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and Loyal Order of Moose. He was a licensed Ham Radio Operator for many years, spending hours listening and talking with other radio operators around the world. While never schooled beyond the 8th grade and visually impaired, he was a self-made engineer, carpenter and mechanic. He would spend hours tinkering in his garage repairing anything broken. He independently built his first and second home, clearing the land in Howard County. He could mentally figure the formula for constructing steps, given any height and know how much concrete to pour given the square footage. He built his first tractor from scrap truck parts in 1953 and was most happy behind the wheel of his 1951 GMC truck. He spent a lifetime collecting an array of tools and auto parts and took pride that he had a tool for any job and if not, he created one. Cats of types would delight Al and bring a smile to his face while they slept on his lap. Surviving are his wife, June Miller of Carroll Lutheran Village and children Ivy and husband Glenn Smink and Carolyn and husband Joseph Murphy, son David and wife Elizabeth, all of Westminster, 7 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Ministry of Caring Fund and sent to Carroll Lutheran Village, Attn: Philanthropy, 300 St. Luke Circle, Westminster, MD 21158. Celebration of Life Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services in Westminster.

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Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services
254 E Main St
Westminster, MD 21157
(410) 848 -7575
Published in Carroll County Times on June 11, 2015
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