Carl A. Newton obituary

contact: Jeanne Baron
| WMU News
Headshot, Carl A. Newton.

Carl A. Newton

Carl A. Newton, a retired assistant director of maintenance services-energy at Western Michigan University, died April 24. He was 70.

Newton, of Galesburg, Michigan, joined WMU and the Department of Facilities Management staff in 1996 and retired in 2008 after 12 years of service to the University.

He is credited with helping WMU obtain substantial grants for studies and projects to reduce energy costs in campus buildings and for managing the resulting energy-reduction efforts.

Those efforts, as well as other energy-saving ideas implemented by Newton, resulted in millions of dollars of savings for the University.

Newton was a firefighter for 40 years, 37 of those being in Galesburg. In addition, he served as mayor of Galesburg for nearly four years.


Visitation will take place at 10 a.m. and be followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday, May 4, in the Galesburg United Methodist Church, 111 W. Battle Creek St., in Galesburg.


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Memorial gifts may be sent to the Galesburg Downtown Development Authority, for the creation of basketball courts behind city hall and in Ike Payne Park; Galesburg Charleston Fire Department; or Galesburg United Methodist Church.