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Ramin Nadaf |
I met Newt at a young age when I started to work at Becker CPA Review in 1986 just a couple of months after finishing grad school. The fact that more than 25 years later I am still with Becker is all attributed to Newt and his legacy. Newt's passion for our course and our students led us to be the premier course in the industry and his integrity and dedication taught us how to conduct ourselves professionally.

It has been an honor and a privilege for me to have been responsible for carrying Newt's legacy forward and continue to deliver an outstanding course that is demanded by the Becker name. Newt has left us but what he gave us will continue to live and what he taught us will continue to inspire us.

Rest in peace Newt and thank you for teaching us to live with passion, integrity, and honor.
12 February 2012 - Granada Hills, CA

Gal Luft | |
In the past 10 years Newt and I have been fellow travelers in the long road to end the world's toxic dependence on oil. His wake up call came in 1973 in the wake of the Arab Oil Embargo and his activism in this space was not limited to philanthropy. He also put steel on the ground as investor in one of America's most visionary energy companies, Luz International.

Newt was a committed supporter and dear friend of the energy independence movement and one of the first to support my work at the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security and the Set America Free Coalition. Every time I visited him, he insisted that we take a ride on his electric vehicle, of which he took great pride. Bel Air has some steep roads and Newt was always eager to demonstrate how his plug-in car can handle them, making the case that electric cars are just as powerful and fun to drive as gasoline cars. We spent long hours in conversations on the future of electric cars. At times, Newt got so ten Institute
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6 February 2012 - Encino, CA

Raymond Kaempfer |
Newton had an extraordinary mind and independent opinion while being a keen listener, and a very sensitive one. Time and again during my 19 years of close friendship with Newt, he would take note carefully of my scientific explanations, always say 'Thank you, Ray', then go on to focus masterfully on the bottom line. His critical yet constructive attitude gave me personal strength and motivation. Newt raised my standards, as he did for so many of us in his prolific activities - up to the very last moment. His belief in our science and doing made Atox Bio what it is today. One does not meet someone with Newt's qualities often in one's lifetime. I will miss Newt. I am grateful for having had him as a friend and staunch supporter. I look forward to continuing our bond now that the torch has been passed to the next generation.
15 January 2012 - Jerusalem, Israel

Tom Vucinic |
I had the privilege of following in Newt's footsteps at Becker CPA Review after the merger with DeVry. Actually, that sounds so wrong - no one could follow in Newt's footsteps - he was truly one of a kind. I appreciate all of the mentoring that he provided to me and the rest of the Team - he tried very hard to instill all of his wisdom in us - at the time, 40 years of experience and dedication to helping his students succeed. What I learned the most was his passion for each and every student who took his course. Not only did he personally care about each student, he also created a culture within the Becker organization about putting the student first - not because it made good business sense, but because it was the right thing to do. To me, that's Newt's legacy and it is goes beyond our careers; it's a core value for how we should lead our lives. I am so fortunate to have known Newt and treasure the lessons that he taught me. I will always respect him and hold him in in the highest esteem. His teachings, all of them, live on.
13 January 2012 - Chicago

Lana Saffrin Betesh |
I am so terribly sad to hear of the passing of your dear father. I wish I could be there to pay my respects to all the family personally but as I live so far away and have small children, I am unable to do so.

I truly appreciate how devastating your loss is having lost my own father just three months ago. I first met Newt back in 1987 when I was still studying in university. As we shared the same last name and our grandparents were from Lithuania, we decided that we must be related and from that moment on he became my mentor. He sponsored my guidebook on Jewish Student Leadership and over the years we kept in contact, getting together whenever we could in LA, DC, Israel and London. In fact, my whole family knew Newt and we only have the best memories of him. My brother Mark just reminded me of the day when Newt arrived at our hotel driving a battery operated car. It was new and wed never seen one before and he loved it!

He was a fantastically great man who will be missed by so many. Newt was respected around the world for his generosity, wisdom and passionate love and support of Israel. He will be remembered and his impact in this world will never fade.

With only the greatest respect for your dad in my heart, I wish you and all your family a long, healthy and happy life.

Lana (nee Becker)
11 January 2012 - London, UK

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