Michael James Newstead passed away peacefully on September 22, 2019 surrounded by loved ones.
Born on September 25, 1950 to the late Harold and Margaret Newstead. Michael graduated from Mt. St. Joseph High School in 1968 and graduated from Loyola College in 1972.
Michael is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sandy Marsiglia Newstead, their two children, Allison White and her husband Matthew, Jeffrey Newstead and his wife Stacy, and four grandchildren, Elliott and Beckett White and Haley and Chloe Newstead. He is also survived by his sisters, Carol Palmer and husband Cliff, Linda Ekas and her husband Jack, and Barbara Kinn, and her husband Tony, as well as many nieces and nephews.
After graduating from college, Michael began his career in staffing at Bay Labor with his mentor, David Richardson. Bay Labor grew into BSI Temporaries with 22 branches. Over a 20-year period, Michael rose to Executive Vice President, helping the company grow and successfully merge BSI with three other large independent services to form AccuStaff. After helping to successfully merge territories and 26 branches, Michael left AccuStaff and joined AETEA Information Technology to gain experience in the IT professional services field. From 2000 to2005, he served as Vice President at Strategic Edge Solutions. He was Vice President for Accountabilities from 2006 to 2008. After leaving Accountabilities, Michael began working for non-profit organizations, where he was Director of Operations for America Works and Director of Public Sector Housing and Workforce Development at Social Solutions. From 2015 until his retirement in January2018, Michael was a Consultant for Fidelity EHR/Hill City Ventures. Michael is the former President of the Maryland Staffing Association.
Michael loved spending time with his grandchildren and taught his eldest granddaughter how to steam crabs with his “secret recipe.” He also enjoyed playing golf and meeting up with his friends from elementary school, high school, and college to watch the Ravens. He will be truly missed by his constant canine companion, Wookie.
A Memorial Service will be held at Mount Saint Joseph High School Building H - Ryken Hall on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Michael Newstead may be directed to support cancer research at Johns Hopkins Hospital, c/o Dr. Dan LaHeru, Johns Hopkins Cancer Center, 1650 Orleans Street, Room 4M09, Baltimore, MD 21287. Donations can also be made to Mount Saint Joseph High School, 4403 Frederick Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21229 or www.msjnet.edu/giving
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Donaldson Funeral Home, P.A., 313 Talbott Avenue, Laurel, MD 20707.
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