Paul Newman Cremated
Paul Newman, best known for his roll in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, as well as his food line “Newman’s Own,” was cremated after he lost his battle to cancer. A private funeral was held for him in his hometown. His family said that they felt it was the right decision, as there was not much left of him. They also feel that having something of him is a great memorial as he was an extraordinary person and friend.
At his memorial service, friends state that the thing they will remember most about Paul is his mischievous attitude toward most things. He was always looking for a way to get into trouble and usually found it. He was also a kind soul who loved to help those in need. It was written into Paul Newman’s will that $26 million dollars go to the Painted Turtle, a camp for seriously ill children. The Painted Turtle was Paul’s favorite charity and often donated money and his time to improve it.
A separate memorial will be held for Paul where close friends, Julia Roberts, Jack Nicholson, Sean Penn, Tom hanks, and Bruce Willis will read excerpts from “The World of Nick Adams,” an adaptation of several of earnest Hemmingway’s plays, Paul’s favorite author. The proceeds from the reading being held at the San Francisco Davies Symphony Hall will also be going to The Painted Turtle camp.
The cremation urn that was chosen for Paul is made of deep blue crystal. It is said that blue was a favorite color of his and it was the best way that anyone could think of to give back to him even a fraction of something that he gave to others. The cremation urn will be buried next to his parents in the family plot in his hometown.