Obituary, Howard Newcomb

Howard NewcombNewcomb, Howard “Newk”, 86 years old, peacefully went to be with the Lord, Saturday, June 1st. He was born June 11, 1926 to Howard E. and Louise (Gehm) Newcomb. He was a proud veteran of WWII, serving in the Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Franklin. He retired from Middletown Paperboard in 1989, where he was Maintenance Superintendent and at that time discovered he had a passion for playing golf, scoring 7 “Holes- in-One”. He was a member of the Wildwood Golf Club, the American Legion, The Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans. He was one of the original founders of Doty House facility for children with disabilities. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 65 years Ruth (Carpenter) Newcomb; sisters Barbara Warmoth and Virginia Mays; infant brother James Newcomb and grandson, Jason Newcomb. He is survived by daughters, Billie Martens of Franklin and Kathy (Ben) Cole of Middletown; sons Tim Newcomb of Franklin, Howard “Howie” Newcomb of Middletown, Paul (Pixie) Newcomb of Ft. Myers, FL, Pat (Gina) Newcomb of Corvallis, OR and Michael Newcomb of Palm Springs, CA; 11 Grandchildren and 20 Great Grandchildren. Visitations will be held 6-8 pm Thursday, June 6, at Baker-Stevens-Parramore Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, June 7, at the funeral home with Reverend Claude Robold officiating. Burial will follow at Woodside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to any favorite charity.

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