John Newmann, 46

John Newmann of Port Washington passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2008 at Froedtert Hos-pital in Wauwatosa after a valiant battle with cancer. He was 46 years old.

John was born in Hartford on Sept. 3, 1961 to the late Lambert H. and Clara Miller Newmann.

John attended Slinger  High School, where he was very involved with music.  He also performed with Kids from Wiscon-sin. 

After school, John joined the United States Marine Corps.  During his time in service, he was the Bandmaster of the Marine Corps Band in Jacksonville, N.C. After he left the military, John eventually settled in Cape Cana-veral, Fla. where he worked as a salesman for American Marine Yachts.

His main passion in life was always music. He played saxophone and piano, among other instruments, and frequently played a variety of venues.

John was a longtime member of the Cape Canaveral Rotary Club and had enjoyed boating, body building, athletic pursuits and was an avid animal lover.

He is survived by his mother, Clara Newmann of Port Washington; his father, Lambert New-mann; and  his sisters, Gailmary Newmann of Theinsville and Shirley (Richard) Minga of Greendale. He is further survived by his  nieces, Joyce (Mike) White of West Bend, Anne (Joshua) Nuedorfer of Greendale and Ellen Minga of San Francisco; great-nieces Hannah and Zoe Neudor-fer, also of Greendale; other relatives and many friends.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 7 at 7 p.m. at the Eernisse Funeral Home, 1600 W. Grand Ave., Port Washington.  Military honors will follow. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Monday from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

John was greatly loved and will be missed.