Joseph C. Newhart, 67, of Edwardsville fell asleep in the arms of the Lord on Monday, April 29, 2013, at Manorcare Health Services, Kingston.
He was born in Kingston on Feb. 19, 1946. He was the son of the late John Newhart and Irene Riscavage Newhart.
Joseph was a graduate of Edwardsville High School, Class of 1964.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War
, serving in the U.S. Army
. He was decorated with the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was an expert marksman, M-16. He retired from Tobyhanna Army Depot.
Joseph also loved fishing, hunting and gardening, and most of all his kids and grandkids.
Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Judy Ostroski Newhart; his daughter, Carol and her husband, Bruce Brown, Endwell, N.Y.; his son, Joseph and his wife, Jenn, Edwardsville; his four grandkids, Joey Newhart, Isabella Newhart, Julian Newhart and Nico Pagan; his brother, John and his wife, Marlee, Larksville; and his sister, Irene and her husband, Joe Biniek, Maryland.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family, with Deacon Tom Cesarini of Gate of Heaven Catholic Church, Dallas, officiating.
Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Edwards and Russin Funeral Home, 717 Main St., Edwardsville.