Edgar F. Newman, 79, of 134 Derrick Road, passed away Friday (Jan. 16, 2015) at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
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Born May 17, 1935, in Bradford, he was the son of the late Edgar Frank and Doris Sidney Bates Newman.
On June 2, 1956, in the First Presbyterian Church in Bradford, he married Donna Ruth Knight Newman, who survives.
He was a 1953 graduate of Bradford High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in August of 1953 and served during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in August of 1955.
After his military service, he worked in various capacities until he and his father founded Newman Oil Company in 1963. After his father's death, he continued to operate the company until 2009 when he retired due to ill health.
He was a member of the First Free Methodist Church. He was also active in the Oil Valley Cloggers, The Bob A Lees Square Dance Club, The NYS Oil Producers Association, The Pennsylvania Independent Petroleum Producers, a member of American Legion Post #108 and attended the "Wednesday morning's breakfasts."
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Pamela Newman and Brenda (Steve) Schiappa, all of Bradford; a son, Todd (Daphne) Newman of Allentown; five grandchildren, Stacy (Ryan) Davis, Stephen Schiappa, Vince Schiappa, Cassidy Newman and Grant Newman; two great-grandchildren, Madeline Davis and Jack Davis; and four nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lorraine Fetterman.
Friends are invited to call on Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., East Main Street, at which time funeral and committal services will be held with the Rev. Robert Brest, pastor of the First Free Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in McKean Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to The First Free Methodist Church, 18 Boylston St, Bradford, or to the
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
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372 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Jan. 17 to Jan. 24, 2015