Richard W. Newman, PhD

NEWMAN, Richard W. PhD, age 99, of Milton, formerly of Wollaston, September 29, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Catherine F. (McKernan) Newman. Father of Richard W. Newman, Jr. of Chicago, IL and Kathleen Newman Bakis and her husband Bruce  of  Milton. Grandfather of Kevin Newman of Buffalo, NY, Kristina N. Bakis and her husband Matthew Barsamian of Washington, DC and Jonathan N. Bakis of Milton. Uncle of Elizabeth McKernan and Carol Ann Crifo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Wednesday October 3 at 9:00 AM. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Tuesday 3-6 PM. Interment at Milton Cemetery. Dr. Newman was a pioneer in bilingual and bicultural education programs at Boston State College and University of Massachusetts, Boston. He received both his bachelor’s degree and his doctorate from Boston University, and his master’s degree from Teachers College of the City of Boston. He was a Fulbright Scholar in France. He was an Army veteran of WWII and Korea and continued to serve in the U.S. Army Reserve, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was an avid tennis player and a member of  the Wollaston Golf Club. He was a member of St. Agatha Parish in Milton and served for many years as organist and leader of the boys choir at St. Ann’s Church in Wollaston. Donations in Dr. Newman’s memory may be made to St. Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton, MA 02186.