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NEWMAN, George A.

NEWMAN - George A. Age 83, of Tonawanda, NY, 50-Year Member of Tonawanda Free Methodist Church, unexpectedly and peacefully went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, May 12, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Bradford, PA on February 20, 1932, the son of the late George and Leoan (Watson) Newman, he has been a resident of Tonawanda for the past 60 years. George was employed as an electrician at Tonawanda Iron Works and then at Gibraltar Steel for over 45 years, retiring in 1999. He has been a member and church elder of the Tonawanda Free Methodist Church for the past 50 years and served on the Board of Trustees for many, many years. George was also a decorated Army Veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, winters in Florida with his sister, summers working on the family cottage at LCC, and the company of his extended family, the staff and patrons at Athena's Restaurant, especially Susie, Joannie and all the girls, their love and friendship meant the world to him. Loving husband of the late Marion M. Newman; survived by his sons George (Sandy) Newman, Timothy (Michele) Newman and Thomas (Kerrie-Ann) Newman; loving father of the late Daniel, Diane and Robert Newman. He also leaves behind grandchildren Mindy, TJ, Kayli Ann, Keenan; great-grandchild AnnaBella and the cherished significant others of his grandchildren James, Lillie and Jeannine; his brothers Art (Laura) Newman, Harold (Carol) Newman; sisters Jeannine (the late Emmett) Keller and Nancy (Paul) Cropsey; brother of the late Faith Bello; brother-in-law of the late Clifford (Roberta) Conner, Paul (Mary) Conner, Sandra (late Bill) Good, the late Edna (Lyle) Sullivan, the late Betty (Ralph) Johnston, the late Margaret (Clarence) Barrett, the late Andrew "Bud" Conner, August Conner, Alberta (Hank) Cohn. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Friends may call Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at John O. Roth Funeral Home, Inc., 25 William St. in Tonawanda. Funeral Services will be conducted at Tonawanda Free Methodist Church, 207 Grove St. in Tonawanda, Monday at 11 AM. Pastor Donald Mohr will officiate. Burial will be in Acacia Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his memory may be made to the Tonawanda Free Methodist Church.

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