Monday, June 11, 2012

R.I.P. Marty Newsom

"You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give."

Those words, reputedly said by Winston Churchill, were framed in the house of Marty Newsom, the 42 year-old co-owner of APEX Gymnastics in my hometown who passed away from a heart attack last week. Judging from the remarkable turnout and heartfelt remembrances of young and old at today's memorial, Marty made quite a life.

I'd only begun to get to know him well in the last several months because of a mutual friendship; more than one of his colleagues remarked that he related to kids far better than adults, and as the parent of one of the girls he coached, I was on the wrong side of that equation. I'm truly sorry that I didn't know him better sooner, because his Gheorgheness was undeniable.

Godspeed, Marty, and to my friends here and elsewhere, may your impact on your world be as rich and manifold as was his.


17 comments:

Marls said...

McEnroe is very excited about how deep Nadal is getting his balls.

Dave said...

i'm 42. that's always scary . . .

TR said...

France-England on ESPN3 is accessible for Verizon Fios viewers. This day just got a whole lot less productive for me.

Squeaky said...

Even the Kenyans are making fun of Buckner.

http://youtu.be/1Eksrw4QSSs

Go Mets. I guess.

Squeaky said...

Even the Kenyans are making fun of Buckner.

http://youtu.be/1Eksrw4QSSs

Go Mets. I guess.

rob said...

fifa should send a tape of this refereeing to every official in the sport. ignoring diving and theatrics, forcing both teams to play soccer. quality stuff.

Squeaky said...

I swear it's better the second time.

T.J. said...

so, more futbol on today, or no?

rob said...

si. ukraine (weak!) vs sweden.

Squeaky said...

So what is the over/under on how long Bissinger lasts on the radio? A Month?

rob said...

ibrahimovic looks like such a badass

rob said...

right on cue.

zman said...

Eleven Slams puts Nadal in a tie with Laver and Borg for 4th all-time. Pretty nifty company.

Marls said...

RIP Warner Fusselle

Shlara said...

Patriots P ZOLTAN MESKO raised $20,000 for the Boston Children's Hospital over the weekend at his karaoke event, ZoliOke

When are we having GTB ZoliOKE?

rob said...

when, indeed?

pour a little out for teofilo stevenson.

zman said...

Official g:tb punter!