Paul D. Newhouse, 86

Electrical engineer, veteran

December 08, 2007

Paul Dean Newhouse, a retired electrical engineer and World War II veteran, died in his sleep Sunday at Charlestown retirement community. He was 86.

Mr. Newhouse, the son of a grocer, was born in Sioux City, Iowa, and raised in Salix, Iowa. After earning a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1943 from Iowa State College, he enlisted in the Army.

Mr. Newhouse, who served with the Signal Corps in the Philippines during World War II, attained the rank of lieutenant.

He began his career with Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Chicago in 1945 and later earned a master's degree in electrical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology.

In 1954, he moved to the Westinghouse facility in Linthicum, where he worked until 1963. He worked for 25 years at ECAC-IITRI in Annapolis, where he analyzed the electromagnetic compatibility of radar signals for the Air Force until he retired in 1988.

His worked earned him many patents, and he was inducted into several honorary engineering societies, family members said.

He enjoyed playing bridge and golf, and was an accomplished oil painter. He also liked reading about the Civil War and World War II. In his younger years, he played the violin.

At Mr. Newhouse's request, no services will be held.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, the former Irene Elizabeth Damon; two sons, Stephan A. Newhouse of Columbia and David J. Newhouse of Vienna, Va.; a brother, Jerry Newhouse of Whitmore Lake, Mich.; a sister, Georgia Connelly of Toledo, Ohio; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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