Obituary of Robert "Bob" Joseph Newman
Robert “Bob” Joseph Newman, age 94, passed away due to natural causes in Fort Collins, Colorado, on 4-8-2023.
Bob was born on 11-29-1928 in Kansas City, Missouri. He resided in Centennial, Colorado for 42 years and prior to that lived in Ardmore, Oklahoma, Wichita, Kansas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma. He earned a degree in Chemical Engineering at Kansas University. He had worked at only one company his entire life.
After working for the same company for 43 years starting with Bell Oil & Gas, and then through a series of mergers Vickers, Total Petroleum, ending with Valero Energy. By the time he retired, he had achieved a position of President of Total Pipeline. During his career, he invented a new way to convert asphalt into gasoline earning him a valuable patent for the company.
He enjoyed classical music, woodworking, art museums, and conducted the Denver Symphony one time for the Nutcracker as a guest conductor.
He is survived by his 4 children James R Newman (son), Rebecca McClain (daughter), John B Newman (son), and Judy Newman (daughter). Bob’s wife Suzie Newman preceded him in death.
Bob was known to all as being a kind, generous person, with a dry sense of humor. He loved his family, and his pets. Bob will be buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Kansas City, MO on 4-11-2023.
A memorial service will be held for Bob on 4-14-2023 at 2pm at Feldman Mortuary in Denver, Colorado. Service will be live streamed by Feldman Mortuary's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@FeldmanMortuary/streams