Jim Newman (1924 - 2016)

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  • "I always looked forward to seeing Jim and Marge when they..."
    - Nancy Williams
  • "Uncle Jim was a great man loved by all who knew him and..."
    - Dave Newman
  • "We always enjoyed when Uncle Jim came to Baltimore to..."
    - warren newman
  • "Jim -All my life I wanted to be like you but have not been..."
    - Bob Newman
  • "Uncle Jim was a rock for my mom and family when my Dad..."
    - Dixie Newman
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1924 - 2016 If Jim had not called you to say "hi" and ask how you are, then he just did not have your number. His amazing smile, repertoire of stories, and boundless time for others made Jim both a delight and comfort to be with. Have you heard how he served on the USS Allegheny? Patrolled the ocean off the coast of Korea? When Howard Hughes fixed his car? Found then lost the famous Inverted Jenny postage stamp? Any time you met Jim, you knew right away there would be a great conversation. But Jim was not all phone calls and stories, he was as kinetic as they come. If anything needed fixing, he would take the challenge. Change garage door springs, replace a cabinet, replumb a bathroom, he would figure it out and move on. And not just physical things, but real estate, stocks, and any other topic of interest was addressed with the same energy. Retiring from the Navy after 14 years, he joined the Air Force. After designing systems in aircraft (with only a few college courses to his resume) he transformed into a VP of sales. Ultimately, his career led him back to addressing the complexities of developing the B-2 bomber. Through all of his adventures, Jim found the time to be the Rock of Gibraltar for his three children born over 3 decades. As they grew, Jim taught them how to enjoy life (excursions around the world were essential), how to raise their own children (four wonderful grandkids he adored), and most importantly how to share everything, from the food on his plate, to anything you needed, to as much time as you wanted. He grew up in Maryland with his two brothers, Bob and Dick (deceased), and attended Hampstead High School. Jim's wife and best friend of 53 years, along with the rest of his family and countless friends, will miss him dearly, but his impact on their lives will be forever cherished. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans https://www.dav.org/help-dav/

Published in Carroll County Times on July 27, 2016
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