Dr. Gerald "Jerry" Newman
June 1, 2021

DR. GERALD "JERRY" NEWMAN: On Tuesday June 1, 2021, Dr. Gerald (“Jerry”) Newman, 86, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, formerly of Swissvale, Swisshelm Park, and Fox Chapel. He was the son of the late Sally and Bernard Newman. Beloved husband of 65 years of Marilyn Heller Newman. Father of Dr. Bernard D. (late Alison) Newman and Dr. Lee A. Newman. Brother of Linda Newman Aronson (Marshall). Grandfather of Sari Newman Rothenberg (Alon) and Harrison Arthur Newman. Great-grandfather of Alison Rose Rothenberg and Parker Eli Rothenberg. Dr. Newman was a graduate of Swissvale High School, the University of Pittsburgh, and Logan Chiropractic College. He maintained chiropractic offices in Western Pennsylvania for over 40 years, mostly in Swissvale and later in Shadyside.

In addition to his chiropractic career, Dr. Jerry Newman was a well-known, local stand-up comedian during the 1960’s & 1970’s, frequently entertaining at the Holiday House in Monroeville and at other venues with a Don Rickles type of act. If you were in the audience and he knew you, you were in trouble. In addition to his regular nightclub act, he had a special ethnic routine for entertaining Jewish organizations. He maintained many professional memberships and used his show business notoriety to promote the chiropractic profession as it became mainstream during the 1970’s. He always smoked his trademark cigar while on stage and believed that laughter is the best medicine.

Graveside Services and Interment Private at Ahavath Achim Cemetery/Forest Hills. 

Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, family owned and operated. www.schugar.com


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Dear Lee and Bernie. So sorry to read about your dad's passing. May the wonderful memories you have of him give you consolation. ברוך דיין האמת

By Avi {Alan} Silverman - June 12, 2021

I offer my sincere sympathy to the entire Newman family. Since we were close neighbors for so many years in Swisshelm Park, I have many pleasant memories. Those memories are what we must be thankful for.

By Joyce Ratkovich - June 08, 2021

In all these years that have gone by we met face to face only one or two times. I would of enjoyed listening to your comedy, I'm sure it brought some much needed happiness into people's lives. May you rest in peace.

By Howard Simon - June 06, 2021

We’re very sorry to hear about the passing of your dear Dad, Bernie. May he forever Rest In Peace ✡️

By Murray & Adele Leibowitz - June 05, 2021

Just wanted to let mom and Harry know it won’t be long till we’ll together again

By Leon zionts - June 05, 2021

Bernie, we are so sorry for your loss. We didn’t know your father, but he sounds like he was a wonderful person! Please extend our sympathy to your family. We are thinking of you.

By Susie and Aaron Schwartz - June 04, 2021

We were so saddened to hear about Dr Newman. He was a great chiropractor and a all round good person. I admired his convictions and his commitment to friends and family. His kindness and care for the Jewish community will live on. May his soul know only peace and may his family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

By Neil and Gwenn Musicante - June 03, 2021

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By דב פרי - June 03, 2021

Bernie, Lee and the Newman Family, Please accept my sincere condolences. No matter how long we have with our parents, it’s never long enough. You dad sounds like a larger than life character! Now I know where Bernie gets his sense of humor! You will have many wonderful memories to share and pass on. His name will be always for a blessing. I wish you strength to navigate these different days and peace to know you did everything you could have done. Cindy Minogue

By Cynthia Minogue - June 03, 2021