Losing Paul Newman is like losing an old friend. The media giant and great humanitarian, Newman always had time to put others above himself.
His steely blue eyes could cut through the toughest exterior, but the warmth in his heart did more to melt and mold a steady stream of fans, than anything else.
Whether it was The Hole in the Wall Gang, his camp for children suffering serious illness, or Newman’s own product lines that donated 100 % of its products to charity, he was an original.
While I will always remember him for roles in movies such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, Cool Hand Luke or Road to Perdition–my fondest memory will forever be observing the fine friendship between he and Fr. Dominic Roscioli of Kenosha. Newman was instrumental in helping Fr. Dom launch his charitable line, Fr. Dom’s Duck Doo–even to the point of sending a fax to his personal advertiser, to “Please help Fr. Roscioli with his shit”
Rest in Peace Paul Newman–I wish I had known you personally, God has a new angel in heaven. Well done thou good and faithful servant.