DR. CLARENCE J. NEWTON EDINBURG - Dr. Clarence J. Newton passed away on Wednesday, Dec 26, 2012 at the age of 89. He was born on February 25, 1923 in Decatur, Nebraska, but later moved with his family to the Valley. Following his graduation from Edinburg High School, he moved to Austin where he earned his doctorate from the University of Texas. Most of his career was spent employed with the U.S. government in Washington D.C. After retiring, he returned to Edinburg where he enjoyed his favorite pastime reading from his extensive collection of books on many various subjects and interest. Clarence had enjoyed living at "The Bridges" in Edinburg for the last several years. Allstate Hospice cared for him near the end and he was able to leave this life peacefully. Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Earl and Bertha Newton, sisters, Mae Barber and "Bobbi" Barrett and by a nephew, John Barber. He was a member of the Unitarians and attended the "Community of Christ Church" in McAllen. Following his wishes, Skinner-Silva Funeral Home of Edinburg was entrusted with his cremation. No services will be held. He will be fondly remembered by his friends and neighbors, especially Sandra Swenson, Max & Marilyn Matthews, Pat & Jim Titus and Lewis & Sharon Lodico. Sign the guest book at www.themonitor.com/obituaries

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Skinner-Silva Funeral Home
122 West Samano Edinburg, TX 78541
(956) 383-2775

Published in The Monitor from Jan. 5 to Jan. 6, 2013