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Coconut Grove lawyer, philanthropist Stanley Newmark dies at 75

PHILANTHROPIC ATTORNEY: Stanley “Stan” Newmark, a Kendall family lawyer, supported Jewish causes and was on the board of numerous organizations, including the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.
PHILANTHROPIC ATTORNEY: Stanley “Stan” Newmark, a Kendall family lawyer, supported Jewish causes and was on the board of numerous organizations, including the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

Once voted one of “South Florida’s Top Lawyers” by Miami Metro Magazine, Stanley Newmark, a family law attorney based in the Dadeland area of Kendall, used that attention to support organizations that championed causes he cherished: Israel and Jewish issues.

Newmark, who lived in Coconut Grove and died at 75 on March 5 from complications of a stroke, was a past president of Temple Bet Breira and served on the board of directors at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

More than 500 friends and family are expected at his services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Temple Judea, 5500 Granada Blvd., Coral Gables, said a representative from Riverside Gordon Memorial Chapels.

“My dad was an unbelievably kind and caring man. There has been an amazing outpouring of love and support and stories that people have of him and they are allowing us to realize how many people he touched,” said his son Jason Newmark.

Stanley Newmark was born in West Lafayette, Indiana, on April 5, 1939. He moved to Coral Gables with his family 60 years ago and was a graduate of Coral Gables High School. Newmark graduated from the University of Florida and, in 1964, the University of Miami Law School.

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and spent three years in the county’s Public Defender's Office. He has been a sole practitioner at his Kendall office since 1982. In 1989, Martindale-Hubbell, a peer review group that rates lawyers in the United States and Canada, rated Newmark as “AV” — its highest rating.

Newmark is survived by his children Jason and Shira, grandchildren Hannah and Nathan, brother Steven Newmark and sister Joanne Tathum, and partner Eddyse Kessler.

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