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Obituary: Natalie Newhoff, School Teacher

Newoff was also a stained-glass artist and peace activist.

The following is from DeVito Funeral Home.

Natalie Eleanor Cowling Newhoff, 99, of Arlington, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at her home in Arlington Heights with family by her side.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 1 p.m. at DeVito Funeral Home, 1145 Mass. Ave.  Burial will follow at a later date at Middlefield Cemetery in Connecticut.

Natalie was born in Hartford, Conn., to Edward J. Cowling and Persie Janet Smith on Oct. 15, 1914. She graduated from Antioch University in 1938 with a degree in Fine Arts. During WWII, she expressed her patriotism by working in aircraft manufacturing. She married Andrew Richard Newhoff in 1946.

Natalie was a school teacher, stained-glass artist and peace activist throughout her life. She loved children and their possibilities, was a habitual and relentless teacher to the end and felt that learning should be pursued throughout life. Natalie believed that we are stewards of our time on earth and that we all owe a debt to past generations and to those of the future. Further, that whatever should be done to advance the family of man must be done now and not left until later.

Natalie Newhoff is survived by her son, Andrew Edward of Toronto, Canada, daughter, Eleanor Jen of Arlington, and grandchildren, Aziza of New York, and Noah of Vancouver, Canada. Her husband, Andrew Richard Newhoff, and beloved sister, Genevieve Martha Simha, precede her in death.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Arlington United for Justice and Peace, c/o PMB 167, 350 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA 02474.

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