186 East Avenue | Lockport, New York | 14094
Obituary of Robert A. Newton, Jr.
Robert A. Newton, Jr. of Lockport, NY passed away on Friday June 21, 2019 at home. Born on September 17, 1939 in Lockport, he was the son of Concetta “Min” Police Newton and the late Robert A. Newton, Sr. An accomplished high school and semi-professional baseball player, he struck out 18 batters in one game and was featured prominently in Louis Rosati’s book, My Winning Season. Up until recently, he enjoyed his Thursday lunches with the Coach. A graduate of General Motors Institute, he rose to Superintendent of Industrial Engineering at Delphi, General Motors. He was first and foremost a family man. He was devoted to his high school sweetheart and wife of 58 years, the former Betty Enzinna and his children, Lori, Krista and Jim. He was committed to his hometown of Lockport, NY and coached for many years at the YMCA, was an active church volunteer, a member of the An-Jo and Elks Clubs. An avid golfer and Yankees fan, he loved sports and was a great athlete to the end. He took particular pride in his grandchildren who adored their beloved “Baba”. He was respected and loved by his family, friends and everyone in the community who knew him.
Surviving are Bob’s mother, Concetta “Min” Newton, wife, Betty Newton; children, Lori (Dan) Zugelder, Krista Kerrissey and Jim (Heather) Newton; grandchildren; Cole, Lindsay and Delaney Zugelder, Andrew, Michael, Katherine Kerrissey, Josh. Cate and Charlie Newton; siblings, Mary Ann (late Tom) Conlin, Carol Newton and William (Mary Ann) Newton; sisters in-law, Fran (Don) Klumpp and Mary (Herb) Weis and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Tuesday and Wednesday 3:00-7:00 PM at LANGE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 186 East Ave. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph’s Oratory of All Saints Parish, 391 Market St. Memorials may be made to Wilmot Cancer Center, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14620 or NAMI-Rochester Office, 320 N. Goodman St., Suite 102 & 103, Rochester, NY 14067. Condolences may be offered to the family at langefuneralhomeinc.com.
186 East Avenue
Lockport, New York
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