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Robert James Newman, “Jim”, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Jim was born in Wawarsing, NY and celebrated his 90th birthday in February.
He graduated from Ellenville High School, and served in the US Coast Guard from 1948-1952. Jim was employed at IBM Kingston and retired after 35 years. Jim was a volunteer firefighter and Life Member of the Olive Fire Department, and a member of the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jean, his daughter Patricia Wolff (Rick) and son Mark. Jim had five grandchildren Ryan, Evan, Rachel, Drew and Eric, and two great grandchildren, Harper and Emma.
The Newman family wishes to thank the wonderful people from HV Hospice.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in memory of Jim to the Olive Fire Department, PO Box 1309, Olivebridge NY 12461.
Private graveside services are being held at the discretion of the family.
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