Richard H. Newton

Richard H. "Dick" Newton, 95, of 465 West Washington Street, Bradford, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Bradford Manor.

Born March 16, 1924 in Bradford, he was the oldest child of the late Harvey and Ruth (Keesler) Newton. He attended Bradford Schools.

On October 20, 1944 in the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church, he married Annabelle (Fee) Newton who preceded him in death on November 7, 2015.

Dick had been employed in the oil fields for Ted Hardy Drilling and Carl Grohl Drilling. He later went to work at Kendall Refining and retired in 1986 from Witco Corporation. 

Newt was a member of the West Branch United Methodist Church, the Quarter Century Club at Witco, and the Fireside Pumpers Association. 

Dick's hobbies over the years included gardening, bowling, hunting, and horseshoes. His greatest joy was spending time with friends, family and especially his grandchildren.

Surviving is one daughter, Janice (Richard) Repa, of Elizabethtown, one son, Greg (Karen) Newton, of Bradford, one son-in-law, Ray Newton, of Arcade NY, nine grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, two sisters, Barb Frank, of Brookville, and Sandy Clancy, of Bradford, two brothers, Lynn Newton of Nevada, Rodney Newton, of Farmers Valley, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Annabelle, of 71 years, one daughter Julie Newton, and three sisters, Beth Lezzer, Mary Jane Coldren, and Nancy Blum.

Friends will be invited to attend a Celebration of Life in the spring. Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Memorial contributions if desired, may be made to the West Branch United Methodist Church, 12 Langmaid Lane, Bradford, PA, 16701.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

 

HOLLENBECK-CAHILL Funeral Home

33 South Avenue • Bradford, PA 16701

All Condolences -

I feel very fortunate to have known “Poppa Dick,” both in person and through stories from Lucas. We’ve shared many laughs and smiles talking about Poppa Dick’s personality and fiery spirit. Condolences and love to the family.
— Job Leach

Thoughts and prayers go out to the Newton Family during this difficult time. He is back with his Annabelle and Julie God bless you.
— JUDY KEENAN

Jan and family, My prayers are with you all during this sad time. We Spragues had so much fun at your parents home. They were wonderful friends to my parents! May you and Greg find great peace in your memories. Blessings and prayers to you all! Laurie Sprague Marcello
— Laurie Marcello

Greg and Janice, We are saddened to hear of Richards passing. Ive always had good memories whenever we crossed paths. I vividly remember when I was young hunting with him and my dad chasing the big buck in places like Marilla ,Porter and Bucklick. Thanks for the education Uncle Dick... Dick and Annabelle are again reunited...Miss them both.
— Thomas Keesler

Dear Greg and Family, So sorry to hear of your Dad''s passing. Lots of memories when we were growing up especially making ice cream with the old crank ice cream maker. He had a long life, loving family and many friends. May God bless you all with a sense of peace knowing he is again with your Mom and Julie, smiling down on all of you.
— Sharon Schweinberg

Greg and Janice. Sorry to see your dad died. He was dads best friend back in the day. Always enjoyed my visits with him. Prayers with you all. Barb Peabody Snively.
— Barb Snively

Condolences

  • I feel very fortunate to have known “Poppa Dick,” both in person and through stories from Lucas. We’ve shared many laughs and smiles talking about Poppa Dick’s personality and fiery spirit. Condolences and love to the family.

    — Job Leach
  • Thoughts and prayers go out to the Newton Family during this difficult time. He is back with his Annabelle and Julie God bless you.

    — JUDY KEENAN
  • Jan and family, My prayers are with you all during this sad time. We Spragues had so much fun at your parents home. They were wonderful friends to my parents! May you and Greg find great peace in your memories. Blessings and prayers to you all! Laurie Sprague Marcello

    — Laurie Marcello
  • Greg and Janice, We are saddened to hear of Richards passing. Ive always had good memories whenever we crossed paths. I vividly remember when I was young hunting with him and my dad chasing the big buck in places like Marilla ,Porter and Bucklick. Thanks for the education Uncle Dick... Dick and Annabelle are again reunited...Miss them both.

    — Thomas Keesler
  • Dear Greg and Family, So sorry to hear of your Dad''s passing. Lots of memories when we were growing up especially making ice cream with the old crank ice cream maker. He had a long life, loving family and many friends. May God bless you all with a sense of peace knowing he is again with your Mom and Julie, smiling down on all of you.

    — Sharon Schweinberg