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Robert L. Newton Sr.

1935 - 2018

Robert L. Newton Sr, 83, of Turbot Ave. Watsontown passed away on March 5, 2018 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.  Born in Watsontown on January 30, 1935 he was the son of the late Frederick Gray and Gladys Jane (McKee) Newton.  He was married to Marion (Pfleegor) Watts Newton who survives.  Robert was preceded in death by his first wife Patricia Huff Newton who passed away in 1997.


Robert was a graduate of Milton High School and worked as a self-employed contractor.  He was a member of Delaware Run Wesleyan Church and also attended Fairview Church of the Nazarene.  Robert could fix anything and he liked to work on his machinery.  He enjoyed singing.


He is survived by a son and daughter in law, Robert L. Jr. and Edna Newton of Watsontown; a daughter, Kathy A. Newton of Watsontown; two brothers, Ray Newton of New York and Max Newton of Watsontown; a sister, Roxie Boob of Watsontown; two granddaughters, Michelle Cashdollar and Melissa Newton, two great grandchildren, Nicholas Cashdollar and Samantha Cashdollar; two step sons, Randy Watts and David Watts; and three step daughters, Jane Bittner, Julie Ritter, and Debbie Hawk.


Robert was preceded in death by a brother, Frederick Newton Jr.; and a sister, Ida Shiley.


Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 8 at Highland Cemetery in New Columbia with the Rev. Michael Reese officiating.


In lieu of flowers donations are requested to Delaware Run Wesleyan Church, 5570 Musser Lane, Watsontown, PA 17777 or to Fairview Church of the Nazarene, 345 Fairview Rd., Turbotville, PA 17772.


Sorry to hear of your loss. Hold on to the memories,keep family members close at this time. Be as strong as possible. Lester Reynolds

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