2012-08-09 / Obituaries

Larry E. Newman Chambersburg, 71

Larry E. Newman, 71, Chambersburg, died Sunday, July 29, 2012, of a drowning incident at the Aitch Boat Launch, Huntingdon County.

Born January 30, 1941, in Clay Township, Huntingdon County, he was a son of the late Earl D. and Hilda L. (Black) Newman.

He is survived by his companion, Marjorie Hamsher, at their home; one brother, Wallace R. Newman, Chambersburg; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: Donald E. Newman and Dougals F. Newman; and a sister, Isabelle Betty Kough Duncan; and a brother, James Newman, in infancy.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Three Springs.

He retired from Sprint, Chambersburg, after 33 years service. Prior to that he was employed by D.W. Miller Inc., Huntingdon. He was a veteran of the Pennsylvania National Guard where he served as a cook.

He was known as “Uncle Larry” to many more people than just his family. He loved trains, was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed traveling. He went to Canada on family fishing trips every year since 1946, going to Robertson Lake and more recently to Bennett Lake with several generations of family members.

He was a mentor to his nieces and nephews and took great pride in the accomplishments of his family. He enjoyed many trips to the “The Farm” for hunting and family reunions.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 4, at Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia. Interment was at Center Cemetery, Waterfall.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Huntingdon County Humane So- ciety, 11371 School House Hollow Road, Huntingdon, PA 16652; or to Center U.M. Women’s Group, PO Box 114, Waterfall, PA 16689.

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