Charles B. Newmarch, a Canadian petroleum geologist, died Dec. 21, 2008, at age 89.
Newmarch received his Ph.D. in geology from Princeton in 1951, and worked for Standard Oil Co. of California, Total Petroleum, and Westmin Resources. He was a past president of the Alberta Society of Petroleum Geologists. His mapping of the geology of the Crow’s Nest Coal Basin hastened the closure of underground mines there, which had taken many lives. Newmarch did much volunteer work at home and abroad, and was the former president of Calgary Family Services.
His wife, Beverly Newmarch, wrote that one winter at Princeton, her husband sold wood to students for their fireplaces, an armload at a time. An order came in for a whole load from Professor Einstein, whose basement had wood piled to the rafters with only space in a far corner. Spotting a basement window, Newmarch removed it, threw the wood down from outside, and then stacked it. When Ein-
stein saw this, he remarked, “Oh, you clever boy, all the other woodmen, they carried it down!” This became a treasured story with which Newmarch amused his grandchildren.
Newmarch is survived by Beverly, his wife of 64 years; three children; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
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