Michael J. Newman, who sought to share his love of fishing with young people, died Monday (Jan. 29, 2001) in Buffalo General Hospital after a brief illness. The Buffalo resident was 53.
A graduate of Maryvale High School and the University at Buffalo, he taught at area schools and spent most of his free time pursuing his love of fishing and photography.
He was a member of the George Washington Fishing and Camping Club of Buffalo and was on the committee for the annual Kids Fishing Derby. He felt that every child should learn to fish.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, the former Carol Kieron; a son, John of Buffalo; his mother, Winifred of West Seneca; and three sisters, MaryLynne Hoffman of Cambria and Pamela Zielonka and Gail Baczkiewicz, both of West Seneca.
Private services were held.