Joe R. Newman, 86, Lusby

Friday, Aug. 6, 2010

Joe R. Newman, 86, of Lusby, formerly of Coal Run, Pa., died Aug. 3, 2010, at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick.

He was born March 5, 1924, in Avilton, to the late Robert C. and Florence (Ringler) Newman.

He retired as a mechanic from Pittsburgh Nipple Works in Boynton, Pa., after 30 years of service, and was a farmer. He was a member of Main Street Brethren Church in Meyersdale, Pa., and also attended St. Paul United Methodist Church in Lusby. He enjoyed a great meal (followed by a puff on his pipe) and great conversation with good friends. He was a man of very simple yet strong faith, which blossomed over the past eight years, often asking profound questions about the God he worshipped in his own way. He and his wife shared the years after her stroke living with Debby and Bo in Lusby. He was a truly devoted husband, father and grandfather. Shirley Denton Milling joined the family as Mrs. Newman's caregiver and his good friend.

He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 61 years, Dorothy Marie (Yoder) Newman, who died July 10, 2010; brothers, Theodore, Charles "Pete" and Earl; sisters, Harriet Gruber and Esther DiValentino.

He is survived by a son, Robert Klink and wife, Sandy of Accident; daughters, Glenna Steinly and her husband, Paul of Berlin, Pa., Debra Showalter and her husband, David "Bo" of Lusby; sister, Carmen Folk of Berlin, Pa.; grandchildren, Lisa Ogline, David Pugh, Mindy Pugh, Kristi Jo Bliss, Kim Buterbaugh and Bobbie Jo Knecht; great-grandchildren, Lorynn Pugh, Joshua Pugh, Mykael Charlton, Kasie and Brennan Campbell, A.J. Bliss, Jamie and Jeremy Buterbaugh, Makayla and Madison Knecht, Kristin Grasser, Tristen and Lindsey Ogline; and a great-great-granddaughter, Alexis Grasser.

Friends will be received at Newman Funeral Home Inc., 9168 Mason-Dixon Hwy., Salisbury, Pa., today, Aug. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

Services will be held in the funeral home on Saturday, Aug. 7, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Stahl officiating. Interment will be in the St. Paul Wilhelm Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at Main Street Brethren Church. There will be a memorial service at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Lusby, on Tuesday, Aug. 10, with gathering at 6:30 p.m. and service at 7 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Main Street Brethren Church, or St. Paul United Methodist Church.