George Robert  Newman's Memorial

George Robert Newman
(1924 - 2011)

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General Details

Name: Mr George Robert Newman
Nick Name: Pete
Gender: Male
Age: 86 years old
Lived: Thursday, 17 January 1924 - Sunday, 2 January 2011

My Story

      My Grandfather or “ Grandpap” as they say in Pittsburg., Was born to Jacob  and Margret Newman on January 17, 1924. He was the youngest of five children and  took the nickname “Pete” for being the runt. He came from a naturally warm and compassionate family, he adored his mother and respected his father. I could always see the influence his mother had on him, even as an older man, he always held women a little higher than the rest. This was her doing.
     My Grandpap enlisted in the United States Army ,as his older brothers had done before him. He severed his country with immense pride and was well decorated for his honor, courage and bravery with  oak leaf cluster, bronze star and purple heart. By the grace of God he and both of his brothers returned unharmed.
     Early in 1946, he met a beautiful 16 year old Bohemian girl, my grandmother, Nancy Ruth Doerfler . They married the following year and the same year started their family. My Grandfather loved my grandmother in the worst way, for 63 years she was the center of his world.  I often watched the way  looked at my grandmother and I would imagine that it was the same look of  pure love and utmost respect that his  father gave his mother. Sadly in 2009, my  Grandmother passed away unexpectedly.  His heart would never mend. I spent months with him ,as he didn’t like to be alone( understandably so), and the hours we spent connecting on a totally different level , those are times I will treasure for all of my days.  Unfortunately, no matter how many ball games we watched or how many times I would repeat the same movie  while he would drift off in his chair just as the credits would role, he would never recover. And oh how his family tried to bring him back…..On New Years Eve, 2011, we all gathered around his bed ,as the sound from the oxygen machine  in the corner made an imprint on my memory  that I cannot shake, and we stood with the priest as he preformed my Grandfathers last rights and I could almost see the weight lift off of him, he slept peacefully and soundly and in the first hours of January 2, 2011 we all were fortunate enough to say to him what we never got the chance to say to my Grandmother, we got to say, Thank you for your love, see you soon…

     My Grandpap was so easy to love, if you knew him it was to adore him, and with him he took some of my heart  with him but at the same time he left some of his with me…..

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Biography

Fathers Name: Jacob Joseph Newman
Mothers Name: Margrett Newman
Spouse's Name: Nancy Ruth Newman
Children's Names: Renee Alice, George Robert Jr., Beth Ann Newman
Siblings Names: Margrett(Peg), Raymond,Joeseph, Leona Newman
Country of Birth: USA
Country of Residence: USA
City of Residence: Murrieta
Occupation: Transport & Logistics
Marital Status: Widowed
Religion: Catholic

Interests

Favourite Sport: Baseball
Favourite Team: He loved the underdog
Favourite Book: He wasnt much of a reader
Favourite Movie: Wild Hogs
Favourite Music Genre: Country
Favourite Artist: Willie Nelson
Favourite Charity: Charity for the disabled
Other Interests:
He loved to fish, camp and throw block parties, anytime he had an excuse to get all of his friends and family together, that was when he was his happiest

Passing

Place of Passing: His home
Date of Passing: 2 January 2011
Cause of Passing: Complications from conjestive heart failure
Type of Funeral: Viewing, United States Color Gaurd and flag folding, Funeral
Place of Burial: Riverside Vewterans Cemetary
Plot Number: 568B
Funeral Director: Mark England
Funeral Location: Riverside Veterans Cemetary
Funeral Date: 7 January 2011
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