Warren was born Jan. 14, 1921 in Springfield, a son of the late Arthur and Etta (Richardson) Newhouse. Raised in Springfield, he was a graduate of the former Technical High School and moved to Wilbraham in 1950. On June 6, 1942, he married the late Lucille Richardson, but the same year he received the “Greetings from the President” letter that he had been drafted into the Army.
Warren was a B-17 bomber pilot in World War II and completed 36 missions over Europe with the 15th Air Force. His decorations included the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with clusters. From 1953-1962, he served as fighter pilot in the Massachusetts Air National Guard, being recalled to duty in Phalsbourg, France during the Berlin Crisis.
Warren owned and operated the family business, Newhouse Brake Company. It sold and serviced heavy duty brakes, and he designed and installed automobile hand controls for handicapped drivers.
He was a past commander of the United States Power Squadrons in Springfield and taught safe boating classes for many years. He was past president of the Wilbraham Community Theater and acted in several plays. He was a member of the Sounds of Music organ club, and since his retirement had become known as an artist and several of his paintings are hung in private collections around the country. Other interests included building model airplanes, woodworking, model railroads, sailing and photography.
His wife, Lucille died April 16, 2001 and he was predeceased by his siblings, Arthur N. Newhouse, Bertha Hill, and Marjorie Pelley.
He leaves his son, Lt. Col Nelson H. Newhouse and his wife Linda of Boylston, and his daughter, Carol A. Anderson and her husband Peter of Belton, Mo.; his grandchildren, Wade Newhouse, Brandon Hopkins, Jeffrey, Christopher and Scott Andersen, Karen Kalinowski and Lauren Lavery; 13 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor and remember Warren’s life by gathering for a graveside service in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main St, Agawam, at a day and time to be announced. There are no calling hours.
Memorials in his name may be made to Disabled American Veterans, State House, Room 546, Boston, MA 02133.