James Austin Newman

January 9, 1947 - February 14, 2013
James Austin Newman

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Williamsburg – Jim Newman, age 66, passed away on Feb. 14, 2013 peacefully at home surrounded by family after a 14 month “marathon” struggle with Pancreatic Cancer. He was born on January 9, 1947 to the late Rev. John Wesley Newman and Helen Austin Newman. Jim was preceded in death by his older brother, John Wesley Newman, III. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Patricia Hooker Newman, and son, Austin Hooker Newman (Holly), and two grandsons, Arthur Henry Newman and William Austin Newman.

Jim was a 1969 graduate of the College of William and Mary as well as the Marshall School of Law in 1976. He had worked as a stockbroker, realtor, lawyer and builder before finally partnering with Sunny Day Guide to establish the Williamsburg Colonial Guide and Sunny Day in Sanibel, Fl. Jim enjoyed sports, history, plants, and traveling the world.

The family thanks all of the friends, colleagues and extended family who were so supportive and faithful in visiting him during this illness.

In lieu of a service or flowers the family will hold a scattering of ashes at a later date. The family asks that contributions can be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation at POB 1848, Longmont, CO 80502 or www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/jimmynewman.

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  • February 17, 2013
    Ted and Cathy Zychowski says:
    So sorry to hear about Jim. Our prayers for you and your family.

  • February 17, 2013
    Jim & Gayle Botelis says:
    We were so sad to hear of Jim's passing today, he was our friend. We will always keep the memories of the great times we had together over the years. Our deepest sympathies to Tria and Austin.

  • March 14, 2013
    Leoma says:
    We loved Jim in Sunny Florida. He was truly a gentlemen's of gentlemen. He was a great lover of art and collected my works early on. He was actually my very first collector. Mike and I got to know Jim and Trish though these past 12 years and it was always a joy to be around them. Heart felt condolences to you, Trish. We kept you both in our prayers during the Marathon of all Marathons. Knowing Jim, he continues the Marathon in a higher beautiful place where art and love are boundless. Long live the sweet sweet memory of Jim Newman. Love, Leoma

  • February 18, 2013
    Betty Stevens-Bluhm says:
    Trish, my thoughts and my prayers are with you and your family at this time. I was very fortunate to work with Jimmy for many years at the law office. He always had a big smile for everyone and I know he is smiling down on you now, he will be missed. R.I.P. Jimmy.

  • February 18, 2013
    Vickie H. Nas says:
    Trish, Austin & family, I want you to know that Jim has a long history of goodness for his contributions to society. I send you my deepest sympathy and pray for healing of your hearts. If there is anything I can do for you I am here for you.