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In Memory of

Peter Bradshaw Newton

March 10, 1931 - January 5, 2018

Obituary


Peter Bradshaw Newton of West Palm Beach, died unexpectedly on Friday, January 5, 2018. He is survived by his beloved wife Linda Flower, three daughters Deidre Ellen Newton of West Palm Beach, Florida, Tresca Newton Smith (Jeffrey Smith) of Storrs, Connecticut and Samantha Newton Dernbach (Vince Dernbach) of Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is also survived by Step-children Chandra Roy-Altemare and Dave K. Roy, sisters Jane (Suzy) Saladin (Larry) and Mary (Mimi) Boney (Bill). He is survived by two grandchildren, Michael Langholz of Kalispell, Montana, Anna Langholz of Tulsa, Oklahoma and many beloved nieces and nephews. Additionally,...

Peter Bradshaw Newton of West Palm Beach, died unexpectedly on Friday, January 5, 2018. He is survived by his beloved wife Linda Flower, three daughters Deidre Ellen Newton of West Palm Beach, Florida, Tresca Newton Smith (Jeffrey Smith) of Storrs, Connecticut and Samantha Newton Dernbach (Vince Dernbach) of Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is also survived by Step-children Chandra Roy-Altemare and Dave K. Roy, sisters Jane (Suzy) Saladin (Larry) and Mary (Mimi) Boney (Bill). He is survived by two grandchildren, Michael Langholz of Kalispell, Montana, Anna Langholz of Tulsa, Oklahoma and many beloved nieces and nephews. Additionally, Peter would want to mention his special golf friends Mike Ford and Tony LaFaso with whom he leaves behind his love and passion for the game.

Peter was preceded in death by his parents Paul T. Newton, Sr. and Mary Bradshaw Newton and his brothers Paul T. Newton, Jr., Geoffrey P. Newton (Nicky) and sister Marcia Ann Newton.

Peter was born on March 10, 1931 in Boston, Massachusetts and moved to Miami Springs in 1936 with his family. Peter attended St. Therese High School, the University of Miami, the Kellogg School of Management and the University of Oklahoma School of Law. While at the Kellogg School and before Law School, Peter was an Executive Management Consultant and Insurance Advisor to Owner and Chairman, President W. Clement Stone of Combined Insurance of America.

After leaving Law School he became Vice-President of United Founders Life Insurance and Chairman and President of United Casualty Company of America. Peter then left those companies and founded his own insurance company, United Equity Life Insurance Company which made him the youngest Chairman and President of an Insurance Company in America. During that time period Peter became a fund raiser and personal political Advisor to President Nixon. He was also a fund raiser for John Connelly (former Governor of Texas) and Republican candidate for President of the United States. In addition, Peter was a Campaign Advisor and fund raiser for Bud Wilkinson for the U.S. Senate seat in Oklahoma and (former head football coach for the University of Oklahoma). Additionally, Peter was an Eagle for the Republican party during the Reagan era and became an Okie on August 14, 1970 which gave him the right to designate himself as an "Okie" as signed by Dewey F. Bartlett, Governor.

When Peter sold his company in Oklahoma and returned to Florida, he then became Owner, President and CEO of Sun Tele-Communications and Holding Company, Sun Capital Corporation. Peter and his wife Linda along with Roger Staubach developed Windsor & York, Inc. a golf merchandising company and Oxford Manufacturing Company.


In addition to his career in the Insurance Industry, Peter was an Assistant Golf Pro at the Miami Springs Country Club and was on the Pro Tour from 1950 to 1955. In 2008 Peter began to live his dream, coming full circle by becoming a teaching Golf Professional - which he continued to his death.

In acknowledgement of his obvious sophistication, engaging personal charm and professional success, in 1978, Town and Country Magazine named Peter as one of America's Most Eligible Bachelors. Peter was devoted to his family since a young age and lived up to the definition of his name - Rock, self sacrificing his own needs for the needs of others. He never met a stranger, was a profound story teller, was a true gentleman and was the epitome of a Prince Charming. He was a lover of golf - lived to play golf and played a very competitive round and was one of the finest up and down players ever. He liked his greens fast.

Peter was a kind and patient gentleman and always gracious both on and off the golf course. Peter had a storied business and political career, and although political discussions could become quite colorful, Peter never spoke ill of anyone. There will never be another Peter Newton. Peter had a deep and abiding faith in God's grace and we know he is now present with his Lord and Savior - and playing a heck of a round of golf. Peter is irreplaceable and there are no words to describe how dearly he will be forever missed.

Additionally, the Newton family would like to thank the wonderful doctors and nurses in the ICU Department of The Gardens Medical Center, who were so kind and gently patient with Peter during his valiant fight during his last days.

Guests will be received at noon, followed by a celebration of Peter's life at 1:30PM, Quattlebaum Funeral Home, 5411 Okeechobee Blvd. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the First Tee of the Palm Beaches.