Memorial service planned for longtime Vigo County educator

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A memorial visitation will be held in honor of a longtime area educator Friday.

Family and friends of Michael A. “Mick” Newport will gather from from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Callahan and Hughes Funeral Home for the memorial visitation.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church with Father Dan Bedel officiating. Burial will be in Highland Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial contributions be made to the Vigo County Schools Backpack Program, 686 Wabash Ave., P.O. Box 3703, Terre Haute, IN 47803. 

Newport, of Terre Haute,  passed away Jan. 31 at the age of 62, following a battle with cancer.

He dedicated 40 years of his life to education, including serving as principal of North Vigo High School, and most recently as Director of Human Resources for the Vigo County School Corporation.

He also served on many state, local and community educational and charitable committees such as the Educational Heritage Foundation, the United Way Personnel Committee, the 14th and Chestnut Board and the Ivy Tech Local Board of Directors.

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