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Richard Leigh Newsome

September 01, 1942 - August 29, 2021

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Richard Leigh Newsome, age 78, of El Dorado Hills and Lake Tahoe, CA, died peacefully on August 29, 2021 after a short battle with cancer. The son of James DuPre Newsome, Sr. and Hildred Merle Coney Newsome, he grew up with his parents and older brother, James DuPre Newsome, Jr. in Jackson, Mississippi, all now deceased.  He pursued his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Physics at Millsaps College and later a stint in the...  see more
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  • Nigel Singh
    Risen in glory. Always in my heart.
    Love, Marilyn - Dick's sister-in-law
  • Nigel Singh
    My memories of Uncle Dick are all marked by his kindness and warmth, and generosity of spirit towards me and my friends.

    I only got to see him infrequently - I've always lived far from Angela and Dick, and Leigh and Lisa - but each time I saw him has...  more
  • Tom O
    I first met Dick and Angela in the 1980s and came to know them on both personal and professional levels. Dick was always such a great person to talk with. He was warm, friendly, positive, always welcoming, and had traces of that “ole Southern charm.”...  more
  • Suzella Newsome
    Suzella (Sis) Newsome

    What a touching experience it was for me yesterday on Zoom to be with our extended Newsome family as well as beloved friends. I am Sis, widow of Dick's only sibling, Jim. I have known and loved Dick since meeting him early during...  more
  • Carolyn Newton
    We thought of wonderful Dick as our super fun uncle. He definitely had celebrity status with us, and we loved when he married Angela and brought her to see us! My sweetest memory of Dick was from my beautiful sister, Laura's wedding in 1994. My son,...  more
  • Susan Shelton
    I met Dick through his daughter Lisa when I was around 5-6 years old. Lisa would invite me on ski trips with her family. Her brother would go with a friend. Then her parents were there too. Dick did all of the driving. He liked to listen to Enya in...  more
  • Kd Roginski
    The few times we had a chance to meet together, we shared happy and unforgettable moments. We will always remember your smile, kindness and optimism. Our family gatherings in New York, our walks in Woodstock will stay in our hearts forever.
    Kasia ,...  more
  • Gisela Brownscombe
    I met Dick in 1970 in Zurich, Switzerland, where I was his German teacher at the Berlitz school. I have to admit that I was not very successful, because he took every opportunity to suggest going to the cafe downstairs. I only agreed if he promised to...  more
  • Kevin Maher
    A favorite memory of mine is one of my first times skiing with all of you up at Soda Springs over a long President's Day weekend. Other than shoveling snow, which I recall us doing a lot of, I remember what a genuinely warm, funny and kind person Dick...  more
  • Tom O
  • Bob and Judi Maher
    So many people have shared their memories of Dick! Each and every comment has brought back so many memories of how loving, positive, and funny Dick was! We have been friends for 50 years, introduced by Maureen. What a special friendship! Dick was so...  more
  • Oscar Baranchuk
    Shelley and I have been blessed to have Dick and Angela as co-inlaws.
    Dick was a wonderful man, always positive and fun. We shared many times together over the years. Particularly fun were several Thanksgivings we spent with our families. One of a kind...  more
  • John & Ann Cavalier
    We have known Dick for almost 50 years. During that time, we have so many happy memories and lots of laughs with Dick and Angela.
    He dearly loved his family so much and took great pride in their achievements, and was so very proud of them.
    John has...  more
  • Kathleen Tunnicliffe
  • Maureen Reinke
    I first met Angela in Macy's when Leigh and our son, Rob, were just one and our daughter Briget was two. Angela and I had both just moved to the US and we hit it off right away, but our friendship was made even more special when our husbands, Dick and...  more
  • Briget Hamernik
    I have never known life without Dick and Angela and their kids! They were my parents' first friends when they arrived in the U.S. As a kid, I always thought Dick was hilarious...boy, could he tell a story with such a straight face that left everyone in...  more
  • Laura Newsome Pittman
    So many wonderful memories of Dick. The most fun uncle ever! We all loved him! Found some photos that I wanted to share. The wedding photos are of Mom and Dad's wedding in 1958. Dad was Dick's brother and Dick was best man. Dick was driving the...  more
  • Laura Michelle
    Thank you for so many cherished family moments.
  • Maureen Gallagher
    Even though Bob and I didn’t know Richard for just a little more than 5 years, the gift and impact of his friendship in our lives has been immense! Together with his beloved Angela you can not ask for finer and more special friends. We started as...  more
  • Maureen Gallagher
  • wayne hinton
    Dick and I met in 1966 when we both joined the Mississippi Air National Guard. We became good friends and roomed together for a short period while waiting to go to Air Force active duty for our training. We shared many adventures together and I will...  more
  • Susan Shelton
  • Susan Shelton
    Forever in our hearts. Thank you for 40 years of friendship.
  • Angela Newsome
  • Lisa Baranchuk Newsome
  • Lisa Baranchuk Newsome
  • Leigh Newsome
  • Leigh Newsome