Donald Patrick Newman, 78, of Lafayette Twp., went to be with the Lord Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Hospice of Medina County, following a brief illness. He was born in Cleveland on April 15, 1936, to Nicholas and Dorothy (O’Flanagan) Newman and grew up in Cherry Valley and Cleveland. He had resided in Old Brooklyn, before moving to Lafayette Twp. in Medina in 1992.
Donald had worked at Forest City Materials retiring in 1986. He was a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Parish.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth (nee Johnson) to whom he married in 1961; children, Shawn (Suzanne) Newman of Spencer, Heath (Karrie) Newman of Lafayette; grandchildren, Nicholas, Cameron, Klorissa and Jacob; sister, Colleen Zmina of Garfield, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Maureen Agnes; and brothers, Jerry and Dermot.
Funeral service will be Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 11 A.M. at the Parker & Son Funeral Home, 202 East Main St., Spencer, (330) 648-2180. Father Ron Bryda will officiate. Inurnment will follow at Spencer Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, August 15, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. in the funeral home.
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