HURLEY-Joseph L. Newkirk, 65, of Hurley, NY, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020 at home in Hurley, N.Y. He was born June 10, 1955 in Kingston, N.Y. and was a graduate of New Paltz High School, Class of 1973. Joseph was a truck and bus driver for many years, having driven for the Department of Corrections, Loop Transit, Mountainview Coach Lines, Mulligan, and Birnie Bus Service. Joseph fondly remembered his high school days playing football in jersey #56. He was an avid Yankee fan. However, most of all he loved cars and motorcycles. On a nice day you could always find him fishing or driving around in his car listening to music. Joseph was predeceased by his father, Stanley Newkirk and his sister, Susan Newkirk. Joseph is survived by his mother, Joyce (Seymour) Newkirk of Rifton, his son, Joseph Newkirk and his wife Sage of Kingston, his grandchildren, Austin, Nathaniel, Garrett, and Mackenzie, his brother, Daniel Newkirk and his wife Marcia of Hurley, his sister, Trisha Graff and her husband Rick of the Town of Ulster, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. Arrangements entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, Inc., 326 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401, where family and friends may visit on Friday, December 18, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. If you would like to attend, please reserve your space here: https://app.planhero.com/gatherings/7497-joseph-l-newkirk-calling-hoursIn
lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made in Joseph's honor to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at 199 Water Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10038 or afsp.org
. A tribute for Joseph can be found at www.KeyserFuneralService.com
, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family. http://www.lastingmemories.com/joseph-l-newkirk
Published by the Daily Freeman from Dec. 14 to Dec. 15, 2020.