Thomas Walter Goldberg Newman
1955 - 2017
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Thomas Walter Goldberg Newman was born on May 25, 1955 in New York, New York. His parents are the late Edward G. Newman and Marga Newman. Tommy was a kindhearted loving husband, father, grandfather, trusted confidant, & gentle friend to animals and children. His blessed presence will be missed by all of whom he held dear. Tommy was most at home in the water, and enjoyed swimming. He was a lifeguard and NAUI scuba diving instructor. Tommy graduated from San Francisco State University, and became the assistant to Rabbi Moses at the local Hillel. He earned his Master's degree in Counseling from Humboldt State University in California. Upon moving to Florida, he and his wife Cindy established Newman Counseling Alternatives, P.A. as Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. Tommy was an expert in treating domestic violence and substance abuse. He was appointed by Governor Chiles to serve on the committee that wrote the Florida domestic violence laws. He trained many counselors to facilitate the batterers' intervention program. Tommy was a member of Temple Beth-El, past Brotherhood president and youth group leader. He served on the Child Abuse Task Force, and was a member of the Florida Alcohol & Drug Abuse Association and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Cindy; two sons, Robby (Tiffany) and Eli; grandson Liam; a brother, Richard (Amy); two brothers-in-law, David (Judy) Huckle and Mark (Cathy) Goldberg; nieces and nephews, Kimberly, Royce, Maya, Camille, Jacob and Marcie. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either Jewish National Fund: Water Solutions, 78 Randall Ave, Rockville Centre, NY 11570 (, or to P.J. Library c/o the Jewish Federation of Volusia and Flagler Counties and Temple Beth El Religious School. A funeral service to commemorate Tommy's life will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday Aug. 4th at Temple Beth-El, 579 N. Nova Road in Ormond Beach. A graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m. at Mount Sinai Cemetery in Daytona Beach. Shiva will be held all week at 7:00 p.m.

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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Aug. 3, 2017.
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May 11, 2018
I am saddened to learn of Tom's passing. He was a brilliant, gifted man. He was instrumental in my adult life. "Fake it til you make it" He will not be forgotten. He will live through me and many others who's lives he impacted. Prayers and hope to Cindy and family.
Jessica MacGinnis
April 3, 2018
Graduation Road trip across country
Tommy was a wonderful friend throughout my high school days...he was always so full of energy and loved spending time and always teaching us new experiences. The picture was taken on our 5 1/2 week HS graduation journey across country in his town and country station wagon. Gas prices spiked to 50 cents / gallon leaving the great Yosemite National park. So sorry for your loss, was eager to see and spend time with him again.
Gary Ming
March 28, 2018
The community and the thousands of lives he touched throughout his career are impacted with Tom's passing. I'm saddened we lost contact so long ago, yet he was a powerful personality and vibrant person. His energy, strength and confidence will reverberate for a generation to come.
Sam Darcy
January 2, 2018
Cindy, I am so saddened by the news of Tom's passing. He was such an amazing person and influenced my career path that I will be forever grateful. you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sherrye Hester
August 19, 2017
T was shocked and saddened to learn of Tommy's passing. I wish you strength and courage in dealing with this great loss.
Bill Friedenberg
August 15, 2017
Cindy, I am so sorry... I will keep you in my prayers...
Cynthia Johnston
August 14, 2017
Cindy I am so sorry to hear about Tommy passing. He was one of my best friends from childhood and you know I love you both very much. I would love to be there for you and now I am thinking about you and praying for you as well. Much love from Shelly wol land and the family of course.
Shelly Wol land
August 12, 2017
Tommy we miss you. You and Cindy did a lot during our wedding. Rest In Peace.
Tariq Ahmad
August 11, 2017
My darling husband Tommy was the greatest gift the Divine gave me for 38 years. He made the world a better place and enabled me to grow to my fullest potential. He will be missed forever. May his blessed memory live on in his legacy of his family , his two sons,grandson, and all the friends and client's lives he improved with his deep empathy and insight into the heart and mind.
Cindy Newman
August 5, 2017
We will miss our Dear Friend Tommy Very Much.
Scott Camil
August 4, 2017
Words alone cannot express the loss we all feel, my lifetime friends soulmate , a great father, grandfather and friend ! He will always be in my heart and thoughts !
Alis Ginley
August 4, 2017
Tommy was a strong and amazing man filled with love and kindness. The Kastner family will miss his...forever.
Michele Kastner
August 4, 2017
August 4, 2017
a dear friend a wonderful therapist a fellow who was always ready for the next adventure farewell my friend and our condolences to the family Cindy, Robbie and Tiffany and Ilam and Eli
vicki ehmen
August 3, 2017
I will miss you my friend
RIP I love you ❤
Randi Klein
August 3, 2017
A man of few words but you touched many hearts and will be missed dearly. R.I.P. my friend
Gail Strickler
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