William J. Newman, 1923 – 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – William Joseph Newman, 94, passed away on Feb. 22, 2018 at the Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center in Springfield, Vt. He was born April 20, 1923 in New York City, the son of Samuel C. and Jessie (Gans) Newman. He attended schools in New York, received his degree in chemistry from New York University and his master’s degree in psychology from the University of Wyoming.

Bill worked at correctional facilities and alcohol treatment centers in Vermont, Montana, and Kansas. He was the supervising psychologist at North Idaho State Hospital, and an instructor at Nathaniel Hawthorne College in Claremont, N.H. He also wrote a human interests column for the Springfield Reporter in Springfield, Vt.

He was a member of the SEVCA Board of Directors in Westminster for many years, and a member of the Inventors Network – a group of people who had strong interest in new ideas and Bill was a very strong advocate of learning.

Bill’s interest and passions included Native Americans and Circus Smirkus.

He lived all over the United States and Canada, one of his favorite places to live was Vancouver. More recently he lived in Windsor, Vt. for several years and Springfield, Vt. for several years.

He is survived by one niece Catherine Newman of New York City and close friends.

He was predeceased by his parents and one brother Richard Newman. At Bill’s request, there will be no services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vt.

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