Sylvan Roy Newman
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Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home & Memorial Park
7405 West Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX
Newman, Sylvan Roy Sylvan Roy Newman passed away peacefully on October 14, 2011 with his family gathered around him. He was 85. Known to his friends and patients as "Doc," he was born in Dallas, but raised in Olney, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University at the age of 15. He subsequently entered dental surgery training at Baylor College of Dentistry, and finished his Oral Surgery Residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital before being assigned to the Naval Submarine Base in San Diego at age 21, where he served in the Naval Medical Service Corp during both World War II and the Korean Conflict. At the end of the war he returned to his home of Dallas, where he practiced general dentistry in Mesquite for over fifty years, touching countless lives. He was a scratch golfer, to the vexation of all his friends. He raced sailboats all over the country and was conferred the Distinguished Service Award from the International Lightning Class Association. He was an original member of Rush Creek Yacht Club and a life member of the Corinthian Yacht Club in Dallas. His complex and artistic woodworking is legendary. He is survived by Barbara, his wife of 53 years; his children: Craig and Geri Newman of New York City; Donnis Newman of Jupiter, Florida; Deanna Newman, Clarke Newman, Keith and Kate Newman of Dallas; Tim and Dayna of Rockwall and his grandchildren Alexandra, Brittany, Victoria, Ian, Mollie, Hunter, Joshua and Jesse. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the cancer charity of your choice. His life will be celebrated at Sparkman Hillcrest Northwest Hwy. Chapel at 2 pm Sunday, October 16, 2011.



Published by Dallas Morning News from Oct. 15 to Oct. 16, 2011.
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Remembering the good sails. The times of no wind and too much wind. Bill and Doris Stowe. Tallahassee,Florida
Bill Stowe
October 20, 2011
Fond memories. My condolences.
Stacey Stowe-Conklin
October 20, 2011
We have always felt that Sylvan was one of the nicest men we've ever met. He will be missed and thought of for all our lives. One of a few Aggies that loved Aggie jokes and told some good ones. A great relative. Much love to all the family. Shirley & Pinky Johnson
Shirley Johnson
October 19, 2011
We will always remember Doc Newman - a great promoter of the Lightning Class and of sailing in general. A true gentleman and extraodinarily kind man who was never too busy to help a new sailor or friend in need. When I first started sailing Lightings, he would ask me after a race "why did you do that....again?" He would then explain to me how I could improve my tactics in a very patient and productive way. His family loves him tremendously and were so supportive of him during his illness. He will be missed by many. God bless, Jenny Eldredge
Jenny Eldredge
October 19, 2011
I was so sorry to hear of Dr. Newman's passing. He was good to Jan and me and I regret the lossof contact in recent years. He tried unsuccessfully to make a golfer and woodworker of me. I pray for you all to be comforted.
Del Whitton
October 17, 2011
So long to our wonderful friend and neighbor. We will miss you. Your great jokes and compassionate humor was the highlight of our cul de sac. Rest well dear friend.
Pete and Jamie fitchko-brown
Jamie Brown
October 17, 2011
Krysti King
October 17, 2011
Dr. Newman was a very special and kind man. I am completely grateful that I had the opporotunity to work with him at Eastview Dental. He will be dearly missed.
Krysti King
October 17, 2011
Dear Newman Family ~ Dr. Newman was my dentist for 30 years. A kind. compassionate man. My deepest sympathy. He will be missed.
Marilyn Hathorn
October 17, 2011
Continued as some was left off.. .. He'd laugh & ask how dad & my grandmother was. "Doc" was a Great guy. One of the best Men & Dentist I've ever known. He will be sorely missed. My Deepest sympathy reaches out to the Newman Family & Friends.. God Bless ....
Randy Carlisle
October 16, 2011
I was so sorry to hear of Dr Newman's passing. He did much for Jan and me. He tried to make a golfer and woodworker of me but failed. I am sorry I lost contact with him. My condolences to you all. Delbert.
Delbert
October 16, 2011
I have so many incredible memories of Sundays spent in the boat with Slyvan and Deanna. He was wonderful teacher, gifted in so many ways.
Liz Thompson
October 15, 2011
We are so sorry to hear this sad news. Our hearts go out to you.
Celia and John Kupersmith
October 15, 2011
I used to kid doc and tell him that i see him more than dad
Randy Carlisle
October 15, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss.

(Uncle) Sylvan was always very nice and considerate to others.

I wish the Newman family peace and my condolences.
Todd Robins
October 14, 2011
You will be missed and I have enjoyed the years I have known you. As you walk the stairs to heaven smile down on us. RIP
Christi Sims
October 14, 2011
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