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Michael D. Newman, 73, of Rockford passed away July 6, 2013. Michael was born July 17, 1939, in Rockford, son of John and Beatrice (Comp) Newman. He attended Cherry Valley Grade School and was active in the Boy Scouts of America Troop #33. He graduated from St. Thomas High School, class of 1957. The love of his life was the fine arts, particularly paintings and architecture. Michael spent much of his life active in the various aspects of the hospitality industry. He will always be remembered as a loving and compassionate friend to many.
Survivors include brother, John (Sandra) Newman of Davidson, NC; sister, Carol Klotz of Rockford, IL; and several nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by parents and sister, Donna Celner.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2013, in the chapel of Cremation Society of Illinois, 6825 Weaver Road, Rockford. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. till time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Michael's name may be directed to a charity of choice or to the family.
Cremation Society of Illinois assisted the family.