Herbert L. Newmark, Friend
Herbert L. Newmark, August 25, 2013. Herb Newmark was born in New York City and grew up with his sister, Florence, in San Diego. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He completed flight school and basic training and served in the Pacific during World War II. Returning from the war, he completed studies at San Diego State College and Balboa University Law School before being called up from the naval reserves for active duty in the Korean War. His service in the war earned him the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal, and the Gold Star. Herb and Jeanne Mittleman were married in 1952 and lived in Portland, where Herb worked in property management with Jeanne’s father. He later purchased Newtronics, an electronics distribution company, which he operated successfully, and then joined Norris, Beggs & Simpson as a commercial real estate broker. Herb opened a real estate brokerage firm, Newmark & Associates, which he operated for more than 50 years. He and Jeanne raised a family of five, including Richard Newmark ’76, and enjoyed ski vacations throughout the Pacific Northwest and trips to Europe and to their vacation home in Mexico. Herb served on the boards of the Mittleman Jewish Community Center, Temple Beth Israel, the Oregon Realtors Association, and the Vida del Mar condominium association. A generous benefactor and community supporter, his gift to the Portland Center for Performing Arts was recognized with the naming of the Newmark Theatre. At Reed, he established the Herbert L. and Jeanne L. Newmark Scholarship in support of students in biology, chemistry, and physics. Herb enjoyed woodworking, sculpting, bridge, and reading. Survivors include Jeanne, two daughters, three sons, seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Appeared in Reed magazine: December 2013comments powered by Disqus
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