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Official Obituary of

Carl F. Newman "DuQuan"

October 26, 1960 ~ February 26, 2024 (age 63) 63 Years Old

Carl Newman "DuQuan" Obituary

“Surely goodness and Mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.”  Psalm 23:6

The Chief Commanding Officer of Heaven issued new marching orders and called Carl Felix Newman to his new residency in Glory on Monday, February 26, 2024.  Carl affectionately known as “Duquan” was born to Annie Pearl Tarver and Charles Newman on October 26, 1960, at Albany Medical Center Hospital in Albany, New York, Carl was the third of seven children.

As a young boy, Carl grew up in the Arbor Hill area and received his formal education from Arbor Hill Elementary School, Philip Livingston, and Albany High School.  He finalized his education by getting his General Education Diploma (GED).  

Carl regularly attended Mt. Zion and Bethany Baptist churches in his youth and was an active participant in youth programs. He had several interests including his love for animals and was always seen with his beloved dog Dubop by his side.  Carl had limited ability to participate in sports, but that didn’t stop him, as he was regularly seen riding his bike as his primary mode of exercise and transportation.  He was a sports enthusiast and relished every opportunity to watch his favorite team, the Miami Dolphins. Carl was a chess aficionado and often initiated Facebook challenges to any and everybody including his homeboys. He loved playing online video games, especially with his son Carlon. Playing games together was the catalyst that strengthened their bond as father and son. Carl’s competitive spirit and delight in playing video games led to his initiating challenges and competing in the global gaming community.  

Carl’s love and passion was his family.  His children stole his heart and gave him unspeakable joy and a renewed zeal for life.  He enjoyed being a father and a grandfather.  Carl never met a stranger and made a friend wherever he went. He was kind, and compassionate and always looked out for his family. He often spent time hanging out with his cousins who often referred to him as “Du the Duke.”  Their bond as a family was deep and they often vowed “I’ll fight for everybody at 318, but for 275, I’ll go to War.”  Carl loved holidays because that was another opportunity to bring the family together.  Thanksgiving was his favorite because he always looked forward to broccoli casserole, fried turkey, dirt cake, and friendly quarrels with his niece Shavette and cousin Velvet.

Amidst his health challenges in 2023, Carl recommitted his Faith walk. He realized he needed Christ as his strength.  As his health further declined, Carl’s mobility decreased.  He received his transport to His new residence in Glory and was welcomed by so many family members awaiting his arrival…most notably, his brothers Efren Tarver and William “Huntley” Ellis, his father Charles Newman, and his nephew Richard “Ricky” Turpin Jr.

He leaves to cherish his memory and sorely miss him, his three children, Joi, Caryana, and Carlon Newman of Albany, NY; his grandsons, Sanai Newman and Khaier Young, his mother, Annie Pearl Tarver of Albany, NY; his siblings, Rev. Suzette (Rev. Dr. Richard) Turpin of Clifton Park, NY, Stephen (Berta) Nicholson of Woodbridge, VA, Rev. Glendora (John) Battle of Rensselaer, NY, Rev. Dr. Jerome Sam (Minister Lovie) Tarver of Bowie, MD, Jacqueline (Tony) Tarver of Cohoes, NY, David (Born) Tarver, Anita Greene; Anthony Nelson and Ericka McGhee of Albany; Siblings-in-Love, Mary Taye Ellis and Jacqueline Denise Tarver; bonus siblings, Hardy Nicholson, Cathy Nicholson, Rahtiek Miller, Maurice “Shorty” Flores; U.V. and Earl Frazier; his life partner, Rose Davoren and surrogate children, Jaymeira Ford, Cymeek Clow, Terrianne Davoren; surrogate grandchildren Jayleigha Ford-Waters, King Waters, Qua’Moni Brown, Qua’mari Brown Cadence Brown. Also survived by aunts, nieces, nephews and a host of cousins, extended family members and friends.

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March 9, 2024

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Elijah Missionary Church
74 Second Ave,
Albany, NY 12202

Celebration of Life
March 9, 2024

10:30 AM
Elijah Missionary Church
74 Second Ave,
Albany, NY 12202

Interment following funeral service
March 9, 2024

Evergreen Memorial Park
2150 Central Ave
Schenectady, NY 12304


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