Richard Newberg died peacefully on Monday, April 25, 2016 in Fairfax, VA after a long illness. He was born May 23, 1949 in San Francisco, CA to the late Dr. Waldo and Helen Lucille Newberg.
He graduated from Kansas University in 1971 and worked for Peace Corps in the Ivory Coast. He earned his Master”s degree from UC Davis in International Agricultural Development. Met his future wife, Ginny VanDerMeid, on his way to the Congo to work for the Paul Carlson Medical Program. Married in Chicago, Illinois on November 25, 1978 and moved back to Africa.
Rich later joined the US Agency for International Development and had the great pleasure to experience life in Mali, Burundi, Mozambique, Peru and finished his career as the USAID Rep to the UN Agencies in Rome, Italy.
His eldest daughter, Christina, predeceased him. He is survived by his wife, Ginny and two children, Alyssa and Thomas, as well as siblings, Eric, William, Robert, Karen, Kathryn and Merete, and numerous other relatives, friends and colleagues.