Caroline Newhouse

Widow of a Newhouse co. founder, N.Y. cultural figure

Caroline Newhouse, widow of one of the founders of the Newhouse communications dynasty and a prominent figure in New York cultural circles, died Saturday April 26 after suffering a heart attack at her home in Roxbury, Conn. She was 93.

Newhouse was widow of Theodore Newhouse. Conglom owns 26 daily newspapers, Conde Nast magazines and a number of cable systems and business journals.

An artist and sculptor, Newhouse was active in fund-raising for the arts and served on the boards of the New York City Opera and Career Transition for Dancers, an organization she and her husband founded to help retired performers find new careers.

In 1975, the Huntington Hartford Museum held an exhibit of her artworks.

Born in Germany in 1910, Jewish lass emigrated to the United States in 1934 with her widowed mother as the Nazis were taking over her homeland.

In 1956, she married Newhouse, one of the three brothers who founded the Newhouse communications company. The couple lived in New York and in Roxbury, where she maintained a studio.

Theodore Newhouse died in 1998. He was associate publisher of the Newhouse newspaper group and with his brothers, Samuel I. And Norman, built and directed the family enterprise.

The brothers held to the practice of allowing significant autonomy to publishers and editors of the group’s newspapers.

Caroline Newhouse had no immediate survivors.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today (Wed. April 30) at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan. Arrangements were being handled by the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel, with burial in the Baron Hirsch Cemetery in Staten Island.

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