James Austin Newman

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

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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  • March 14, 2013
    Leoma Lovegrove says:
    February 17, 2013 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 20, 2013
    Fran Pons says:
    Dear Trisha and Austin, Such a terrible shock we have had. I am so sorry to hear of your travails. I always admired your wonderful relationship. God Bless