At his request, no services will be held.
Mr. Newman was born May 3, 1948, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
He received his master's degree in accounting from Indiana State University.
He became a resident of Alaska in 1999. He lived in Bethel from 1999 until moving to Chickaloon in September 2003.
Mr. Newman worked for the Bethel Native Corporation as a controller from 1999 until 2003.
He had a pilot's license and he enjoyed hiking and flying.
His family wrote, "We grieve for Al's passing, but we are happy that we knew him as a true and reliable friend and companion in good times and in adversity. Al traveled and worked internationally making a positive and lasting impression on everyone he met. These impressions often developed into friendships with memories of fellowship and camaraderie that will be cherished for the rest of our lives.
"The poet Carl Sandburg once wrote that our mission in life is to 'occupy the land with character.' Al has had many accomplishments in his life, but none greater than the fact that he did just what Sandburg said, occupy the land with character. All who knew him felt it was a privilege to call him a good friend. He is deeply loved and will be greatly missed."
Mr. Newman is survived by his wife Nancy Newman; son Albert Newman; mother Dorothy Newman and sisters Diane Cuery and Debbie Guthrie.
Arrangements were made by Valley Funeral Home & Crematory in Wasilla.
Source: Frontiersman, 21 Oct 2003