Mr. Thomas E. Newman(1921 - 2013)

Thomas E. Newman, 91, passed on Tuesday July 16, 2013 at his home in Front Royal, VA.

He was born December 1, 1921 to Richard and Annie Gertrude Newman.

He worked as groundskeeper/gardener for 32 years for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) until his retirement on January 28, 1983.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Gertrude E. Newman; 8 children Pauline (Maurice) Scott, David (Barbara) Newman, Joan (Ronnie) Caison, Tracy Hamilton, Timmy Hamilton, Rodney Cotton and Robert Barbour; eleven grandchildren: Greg (Adrienne) Edwards, Lisa Edwards, Rev. Evan Newman (Joie), Danny (Nikki) Scott, Candice and Andrea Newman, Ryan Caison, Corey Hamilton, Latoya (Kyrie) Norris, Tatiana and Timothy Hamilton; and 8 great grandchildren.

He is predeceased by one daughter, Bonnie (Donald) Edwards.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 20, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Morris Baptist Church in Hume, VA. The family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. before the service. Rev. Lindsay Green will deliver the eulogy.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Suite 405, Winchester, VA 22601.

Arrangements by Ames Funeral Home. Online condolences can be give at

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Published in Northern Virginia Daily on July 19, 2013