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In Memory

Margarita Maldonado (Newman)

Deceased Classmate: Margarita M. Newman (staff)
Date Of Birth: 04-06-1928
Date Deceased: 02-22-2017
Age at Death: 88
Cause of Death:
Classmate City: Fredericksburg
Classmate State: VA
Classmate Country: USA
Survived By: Survivors include her two sons, James Benjamin Newman of Charlottesville, and John David Newman, along with his wife, Allison Smith, of Tewksbury, Massachusetts. She also is survived by her three grandchildren whom she adored, Thomas Jonathan Newman of Summerville, South Carolina, Stacey Caroline Truex of Atlanta, Georgia and Vanessa Louise Newman of Tewksbury, Massachusetts.

Mrs. Newman was the widow of John Anderson Newman. She was a graduate of Radford College. She taught first at Falls Church HS and then J.E.B. Stuart HS for a total of 37 years. She is fondly remembered by many former students for her passion investment in their education and well-being. Her sons suggest contributions to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

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05/02/17 02:46 PM #1    

Robert Miller (1972)

Ms. Newman was my Spanish teacher.  I was far from her best student but she cared deeply about all students  she taught.  She was strict but fair.  I've always held her in high regard.  Vaya con Dios.  

10/21/17 11:03 AM #2    

Richard Washer (1974)

A small group of us kept in touch with Mrs. Newman for some years after graduating, until the late 1990's or maybe even 2000's. In the later years we even drove down to Fredericksburg to have lunch down there with her. She was an extraordinary woman and one of a handful of teachers I will never forget for her caring and her passion for language. Our get togethers with her were like stepping into the past with her lovely sense of humor and her all-knowing smile that lingered after stern looks for our breaches of ettiquete and misuse of her beloved native language. I am sorry to have lost touch and to learn she was easily within reach up until so recently. Siempre estara en mis recuerdos, Senora.   

02/11/18 11:57 AM #3    

Kimberly Block (1974)

I really loved Mrs. Newman.  She was gracious and caring and passionate about teaching Spanish.  I loved that her mother made many of her beautiful shift dresses.  In fact, I loved her class so much, I went on to double major in college - Spanish/Broadcast Journslism.  I will never forget her, even though it has been 44 years since I attended Stuart.   Thank you for including her and my best to her family.

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