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Walter Newman

June 19, 1927 May 27, 2017
Walter Newman
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Obituary for Walter Newman

Newman, Walter Age 89 U.S. Army Veteran

Beloved husband of 66 years to Harriet (nee Weber).
Devoted father of Robert (Arlene) Newman, and William “Wally” (Leanne) Newman.
Proud grandfather of Kathleen (Eric) Perdue, Cara Newman, Robert Newman, and Julia Newman.
Loving great-grandfather of Ryan and Lucas.
Cherished brother of Gail Garner, and the late Robert Newman.

Visitation Wednesday 3-9 p.m.

Funeral Service Thursday 9:00 a.m. at the Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home, 9000 W. 151st Street, Orland Park, IL.

Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

Walt was a drafting supervisor at Argonne National Laboratory for 30 years. The Lab was associated with the Department of Energy. He contributed to projects for nuclear energy, Strategic Defense Initiative and other scientific endeavors at the Lab.

He was an avid science reader as well as science fiction. Crossword puzzles were completed by Walt in pen. Walt was an artist who worked with pen and ink, calligraphy, watercolors, pencil and stained glass.

Among his interests and activities included Square Dancing (with Harriet) of which they met many nice longtime friends. In retirement he golfed with his elementary school classmates, bowled in a league, and played bridge. He played hockey with his sons and their friends and met is wife Harriet, ice skating on a pond at 93rd & Laflin in Chicago.

He was a lifelong White Sox fan. Like his mother, he gardened his whole adult life growing perennials and vegetables.

Devoted to his grandchildren’s interests and activities he quite possibly had perfect attendance at their music concerts, sporting events, dance recitals and academic events.

Walt and Harriet were fortunate to travel to many places in the continental United States as well as trips to Alaska, Hawaii, England, The Holy Land, Germany and Italy,

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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

31

May

3:00 PM 5/31/2017 3:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 5/31/2017 9:00:00 PM
Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home - Orland Park

9000 W. 151st St.
Orland Park, IL 60462

Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home - Orland Park
9000 W. 151st St. Orland Park 60462 IL
United States

Service

Thursday

1

Jun

9:00 AM 6/1/2017 9:00:00 AM
Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home - Orland Park

9000 W. 151st St.
Orland Park, IL 60462

Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home - Orland Park
9000 W. 151st St. Orland Park 60462 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

ABRAHAM LINCOLN NATIONAL CEMETERY Final Resting Place

20953 W. HOFF RD.
ELWOOD, IL

20953 W. HOFF RD. ELWOOD IL

Memorial Contribution

Joliet Hospice Home

250 Water Stone Circle
Joliet, IL 60431
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