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Robert James Newman

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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A candle was lit in memory of Robert Newman

shirley Dickerson Apr 29 2020 12:00 AM

Jean and the Newman family.
I worked with Jim at IBM in Kingston. I had the pleasure of learning from Jim on some of the tools he had been trained on. Jim was patient and knowledgeable and willing to share that knowledge. So many of the porch party members are now gone and we always looked forward to seeing Jim and Jean at those get togethers.
Joe and Kim Connolly

Joe Connolly Apr 13 2020 12:00 AM

Thanks Al.

Mark Apr 11 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences to the Newman family. Jim was a dedicated fire service member. Many of us ran a lot of calls with Jim. I am sure he had the most call attendance for Co.2 for many years. Thanks for your service Jim! We will take it from here.

Al Studt Apr 6 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences to the Newman family. I pray peace and comfort during this time of remembering and celebration of life of Mr. Newman.

Pastor Valerie Apr 6 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

shornbeck662@gmail.com Apr 5 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Newman

Sue Gunther Apr 4 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Newman

Jean Grant Apr 4 2020 12:00 AM

My Condolences and Deepest Sympathy to the family of Mr Newman. Thank you, for the years of volunteer and great service with the Olive Fire Dept. serving the Olive Community. You are and will be missed Sir.

Ternice Winne Apr 3 2020 12:00 AM