Services Planned for Former Coach Pete Newell

Nov. 20, 2008

BERKELEY - The family of former Cal basketball coach Pete Newell has announced plans for his funeral, and two ceremonies honoring the Hall of Famer have been scheduled - one in Berkeley and one in Los Angeles.

A funeral mass will be held on Monday, Nov. 24 at 11 a.m. at the Church of Nativity at 6309 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe.

The first of two events celebrating Newell's life will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at the Pauley Ballroom on the Cal campus, starting at 5 p.m. It will include tributes to Newell as well as a video, and will precede Cal's basketball game vs. DePaul, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in Haas Pavilion later that night.

In addition, there will be a memorial service/testimonial at 9 a.m. on Dec. 5 at the Sacred Heart Chapel on the Loyola Marymount campus, Newell's alma mater.

Family and friends are welcome to all three ceremonies.

The Newell family has requested that donations in Pete Newell's memory be made to the Pete Newell Scholarship Fund at the University of California. Please make checks payable to the Pete Newell Scholarship Fund and mail to Pete Newell Scholarship Fund c/o University of California Athletics, 195 Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, CA 94720-4422.

Newell, who coached Cal to a 119-44 record from 1954-60 and guided the Golden Bears to the 1959 NCAA championship, died Monday at age 93.

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