MANCHESTER - Kenneth Elwood Newell, 85, passed away on June 11, 2014, after a brief illness.He was the son of the late Herbert and Josephine (Rausch) of Manchester.Born and raised in Manchester, Ken enjoyed 49 years of marriage to Gertrude (Lukasavi) Newell, who predeceased him in 2010. They enjoyed traveling and playing cribbage with their friends, Michael and Dorothy Welsh of Manchester.Ken was a graduate of Central High School Manchester and was a tire salesman for most of his life. He was a member of Elks Post 146 for more than 40 years and was past secretary and past trustee. Ken also served his country in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War and was stationed at Grenier Field in Manchester.Ken is survived by his son, David, his daughter-in-law, Suzanne (Hutchins), a granddaughter, Caroline, all of Goffstown; a brother, Herbert "Bert" Newell Jr. of Bedford; two sisters, Beverly Gibson of Manchester and Bernice "Puppy" Ensminger of Salem, Ore. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and was predeceased by a brother, Norman "Zeke" Newell of Bedford.
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services: Calling hours followed by a funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 17, from 9 to 11 a.m. with services at 11 a.m. at Durning, Bykowski and Young Funeral Home, 285 Manchester St., Manchester, with burial in St. Josephs Cemetery immediately following the service.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Elks Post 146, 290 Granite St., Manchester, NH 03102.Go to www.durningbykowskiandyoung.com for online condolences.
Durning, Bykowski & Young Funeral Home, Inc.
285 Manchester Street
Manchester, NH 03103-5210
Published in Union Leader on June 15, 2014