Herbert 'Jay' Newman


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Posted Online: Dec. 09, 2012, 7:00 pm
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Herbert J. "Jay" Newman, 67, of Davenport, Iowa, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport.

No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are entrusted to Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Inurnment will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities, Davenport, where Herbert was a member.

Jay was born April 12, 1945, in Downers Grove, a son of Raymond and Patricia Malone Newman.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Jay was a boating enthusiast. He and his life partner, Richard Kennedy, lived aboard a Cruiser year-round for 10 years. They and another couple were the first in the Quad-Cities to do so.

Jay was in sales, first for his father's company. He was president of Pier 4 Marine Brokerage and also CEO of Sherlock Homes Mobile Home Brokerage. He was a partner in the Pizza Joynt Inc., of Milan.

Jay loved fast cars and motorcycles. He was a great supporter and lover of animals. He never met an animal he didn't want to take home.

Jay will be greatly missed by loved ones and friends.

Surviving are his life partner of 53 years, Richard Kennedy, Davenport; sister and brother-in-law, Missy and Carmin Chiappetta, Naples, Fla.; brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Leslie Newman, Arkansas; niece, Terri; and nephews, Scott and Joel.

Jay is preceded in death by his parents.

Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.














 



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