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Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Richard H. Newman


Interment - Private

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Memorial Contributions

Inner Voice
567 West Lake Street, Suite 1150
Chicago, Illinois 60661
Equal Justice Institute
122 Commerce Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104


Richard Newman was born in Chicago on October 12, 1942 at Lutheran Deaconess Hospital to Cy and Belle (Glickman) Newman. He grew up in Chicago and Oak Park, graduating from Oak Park River Forest High School in 1960. He briefly attended the University of Illinois at Chicago – Navy Pier with the intent of studying Aeronautical Engineering. He voluntarily enlisted in the US Marine Corps Reserves from 1962-1964, and received an honorable discharge. He is survived by sons Mitchell (and Julie) and Mark (and Mindy), daughter Julie (and Joel) Simon and longtime companion Marilyn McDole. Grandfather of Jack, Meredith, Martha and Charlie Newman; Hannah and Sam Newman; Lily and Isaac Simon. Always keen to tinker with vehicles and aware that he needed to work for himself, Rich started his first business 50 years ago with a gas station at Grand and LaSalle and moved to Grand and Orleans, with his last location at Milwaukee and Erie. This eventually morphed into Rolling Stock Ltd rentals, supporting Chicago’s commercial production industry, providing vehicles and supplies to photographers and productions including The Blues Brothers, ER, The Fugitive, 16 Candles, The Breakfast Club, Ali, and many others. He retired in 2014.

He really enjoyed life, whether it was sharing a meal with friends and family, heading out on new adventures and was always one to have a book, newspaper or magazine close by. An avid collector of vintage cars and motorcycles and an enthusiastic traveler, he combined these passions by participating in long-distance rallies. Including driving motorcycles and antique vehicles from London to Capetown, Beijing to Paris, around South America, throughout India and Southeast Asia, and in 2000, circumnavigating the globe “Around the World in 80 Days”.

In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution in Richard’s name can be made to Inner Voice or Equal Justice Institute Private service for close family and friends, Tuesday March 2. To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website: Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Ralph Ising

Mark, Mitch, Julie,

I am so sorry for your loss.

Your dad was a great man.

I have many fond memories as a teenager hanging out with my best budy Mark and his dad, Richard.

We had a lot of cool adventrures and experienced all types of cars, motorcycles and great resteraunts in Chicago.

Richard treated the two of us to most of the rock concerts I attended.

He had a smile on his face and was always very caring and giving.

Everytime I see a movie with his cars in it, it makes me smile and think of him and Mark.

I was always happy to hear that he was on an adventure, driving something somewhere cool!

He was loved and he will be missed.

Deborah Chapman

Mark, Mitch, Julie & families and Marilyn:
Today's service and your stories brought back so many wonderful memories for me of times spent with Richard over dinner in Chicago, Sunday morning breakfast at the Highland House before riding to Lake Geneva for the day, weekends at the Goose Island Garage where we talked and tinkered about cars and motorcycles and planning our motorcycle trips to Morocco, Turkey, Eastern Europe and beyond. When I was a "newbie" motorcycle rider, Richard gave me confidence and knowledge when I needed it the most. When I worked at Chicago magazine, I was happy to promote and plant the seed of editorial ideas of Richard's next adventure which provided entertaining, off-the-beaten-path stories to our readers. Now it's Richard's turn for his heavenly adventure. Until we meet again, thank you for the memories, good times, laughs, conversation and supporting me along the way and for being such a good friend. Heavenly Hugs to you~Deborah (aka DC)
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