Newman, James 8/6/1954 - 5/16/2017 Kalamazoo, Michigan James Newman, age 62 passed away on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 after years of fighting a chronic illness. Jim was known for his many artistic talents and his unconditional love for his family. He was a loving Husband, Father, Grand Father & Great Grandfather. Jim is survived by his wife of 31 years, Tonya Newman. Children: April Newman, Rich & Carrie Eldred, Shawn & Monica Eldred and Corey Eldred. Jim has eight grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. There will be no memorial service. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Contributions in memory of Jim may be made to the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.