WINTER HAVEN - Harold A. Newman, 74, was born May 20, 1941, in Milo, Maine to Harold E. and Louise M. Newman. He attended Milo schools and graduated from Foxcroft Academy in 1959. In addition being a standout athlete in baseball, basketball, and football he also attained the rank of Eagle Scout.
After graduating from the New England Institute of Anatomy, Embalming and Funeral Directing in Boston, Massachusetts, he was married to the former Joyce E. Bradeen and worked for Clark Mitchell Funeral Home in Bangor, Maine. After ten years at Clark Mitchell, he went to work for American Concrete Inc in Veazie, Maine, holding many positions including vice president, and president/general manager. After retirement, he moved with his wife, the former Connie Beals of Ellsworth, Maine to Winter Haven, Florida.
Along with work and raising a family, Harold also was involved in many charitable clubs and causes including the Bangor Kiwanis Club, achieving the 1973 Member of the Year, and club president in 1977, along with being a Mason, and a second section member of the Anah Temple Shrine. In 1986, he was co-chairman of the committee that installed lighting for the Hampden Academy football field.
Harold was an lifelong avid golfer and enjoyed many rounds of golf on various courses throughout Maine and Florida. But our Pop will be most remembered for being our father. He has provided us many life lessons, and humorous memories.
Harold is survived by his wife, Connie of Winter Haven Florida; his daughter, Julie and son-in-law Michael of Christiansburg Virginia; son, David and daughter-in-law Jan of Niceville, Florida; granddaughters, Allison and Valerie; grandson, Derik; great granddaughter, Lily; step-daughter, Shelley; and step-sons, Sean and Kevin. Harold was pre-deceased by his father, Harold; mother, Louise; sister, Evelyn; and brother, Robert. Good bye our Pop, we know a perfect round of golf and cooling off at the 19th hole awaits.
A reception honoring Harold will be held at the Cypresswood Country Club in the club house on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, between 2-4PM.
Published in The Ledger from Aug. 31 to Sep. 1, 2015.