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 (send.shiva.com/trees-for-israel.html
), 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.