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NEWMAN, David William "Dave" Age 72 beloved husband of Bonnie L. (Perry) Newman of Lebanon passed peacefully Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. He leaves behind his daughter Betsy J. , son David W. J. and step-daughter Corie D. Perry along with grandchildren Alison and Jacob Agricola and brothers Charles "Tom" (Kristi) and Richard Newman. February 1, 1941, David was born to Noah and Irene (Lacy) Newman in Dayton, Ohio. Once he graduated from Lebanon High School in 1959, he immediately joined the U.S. Army and greatly enjoyed his time serving in the 101st Airborne Division in Fort Campbell, Ky. After being honorably discharged, he became a salesman for General Films where he learned about the dairy industry. In 1973, David pursued his dream of owning his own business by opening Newman Sanitary Gasket Company. The business expanded, servicing the food, pharmaceutical, dairy and beverage industries with seals to keep their manufacturing centers running. Over a 40 year career, David William Newman had grown his business from his mother's garage into one of the largest manufacturers of high purity process seals in the world. As a proud member of the Antioch Shriners Temple in Dayton, Ohio in 1979, David became a 32 degree Mason. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed spending time in Whiarton, Canada and on August 22, 1994, he set the Bruce Peninsula (Ontario, Canada) record for the largest salmon caught at 33lbs., 5oz. Dave was also a member of the Lebanon Elk's Lodge, Lebanon Eagles Lodge, V.F.W. #6069 and the Dayton Motorcycle Club. He always appreciated a good meal with good company and a rousing game of pitch! Friends may call on the family Friday evening, July 26, 2013 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at the Lebanon Presbyterian Church at 123 North East Street, Lebanon. Funeral services will be held at the church Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 11:00am. Interment with Military Honors will follow in the Lebanon Cemetery. The family appreciates donations that are directed to Shriner's Hospital in Cincinnati, Hospice of Cincinnati or the
. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.stinekilburnfuneralhome.com.
Published in Journal-News on Aug. 4, 2013