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Jeffrey Albert Newfield ’64

Published in Feb. 15, 2006, issue

Jeff lost a long battle with cancer Sept. 5, 2005, in West Hartford, Conn.

A native of Hartford, Jeff graduated from Loomis-Chaffee School. At Princeton, Jeff studied civil engineering, served on the UGC staff, the Orange Key Committee and the Campus Fund Drive, and was a member of the soccer team and Quadrangle Club. After Princeton, Jeff went on to the University of Michigan Business School, where he was student body president. Jeff maintained close ties with all three schools throughout his life.

A former alumni association president and trustee at Loomis, he established the J. Newfield Prize for Excellence in Chemistry. Jeff's loyalty to the Class of 1964 was continuous, and he most recently served on the 35th- and 40th-reunion committees.

The Hartford community was the beneficiary of Jeff's tireless and selfless dedication to community service. Jeff was on the board of the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, Habitat for Humanity, and the Rotary Club of Hartford, among other organizations. Last year, the Rotary Club honored him with the Paul Harris Fellow Award for distinguished service.

Jeff was devoted to skiing, tennis, and convertibles. But his true devotion was to his beloved wife, Patricia, and their daughter, Alexandra. With them, we join in mourning his untimely death, but also in celebrating his life.

The Class of 1964

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