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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 we’d 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

Johanna Rose | |
In Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) Rabbi Simeon said: “There are three crowns. The crown of Torah, the crown of priesthood and the crown of kingship. But the crown of a good name excels them.

I came to know Newt by his philanthropic reputation. Through my position with IAGS, I came to know Newt as a wise and caring man.
Through my participation at his funeral, I came to know him through the eyes of his children.
He did indeed bear the mantle of the Crown of a Good Name.
We will miss him.
10 January 2012

Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller | |
Hillel at UCLA notes the passing of an outstanding Israel advocate and a loyal friend of Hillel. Newt was a rock of support for Jewish life and will be remembered by all of us for his intellect, his vision and his determination.
10 January 2012

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