Samuel A. Newman (1915 - 2019)

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Memorial service
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019
1:00 PM
2301 Hoyt Avenue
Everett, WA
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August 2, 1915 - January 25, 2019 Samuel A. Newman died on January 25, 2019 at age 103, after a subarachnoid brain hemorrhage from a fall two days earlier. Born on August 2, 1915 in New York City and one of seven siblings, Sam worked starting at age 10, selling newspapers in the city subways. He continued working until age 96. His father died in 1920. At age 16 Sam attended Cooper Union Night School of Engineering for one year; then joined the Civilian Conservation Corps. Inspired by this service, he began his forestry career at the New York State College of Forestry in Syracuse, earning a B.S. degree in 1939. In 1941 Sam was admitted by the U.S. Army Air Corps as a bombardier cadet. He served as a combat crew bombardier on B-17s for 13 months with the 11th Air Force in the Aleutian Islands, during the foreign occupation of Kiska and Attu Islands. He served the remainder of WWII leading training programs with the 2nd Air Force based in Colorado Springs. On July 16, 1945 Samuel witnessed the detonation of the first atomic bomb at Trinity site in New Mexico. Samuel resumed his forestry career in Everett, WA in 1946, starting a consulting and appraisal practice that continues to operate. In 1948 Samuel met and married Joan Hudon, enjoying 57 years together until her passing in 2005. They raised two boys: Bruce, a petroleum scientist with Phillips 66, and Timothy, who in 1985 succeeded Samuel in leading the practice started in 1946. Sam married Kathleen Arnold of Mukilteo, WA following Joan's passing - a second wonderful marriage until her death 10 years later. Sam is survived by both sons, daughter-in-law, Marjorie Newman; three grandchildren, Michael, Elizabeth and Katherine; and three great grandchildren. Sam was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church and Everett Golf & Country Club, serving respectively on the vestry and board. A memorial service is scheduled at Trinity at 2301 Hoyt Avenue, Everett, WA on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

Published in The Herald (Everett) from Feb. 3 to Feb. 10, 2019
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