We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called "Opportunity" and its first chapter is New Years Day.
*Edith L. Pierce
Perfect words for a perfect day. I always look at New Years as a day of rememberance and hope. A day of celebration of Carol Petrie, my Grandmother. The day she went to be with the Lord, but forever in our hearts and homes.
We found a new treasure spot - Saratoga. Some pretty awesome Porter people live there surrounded by some gorgeous landscape. I couldn't have asked for a better birthday. Love my boy klan that make me feel extra special.
ADAMS — Lewis M. Newton, 88, of Phelps Street, died Sunday morning at Mercy of Northern New York, where he had been a patient since October 3, 2011. There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Adams, with Rev. Walter Giles officiating and Mona Fargo, pastor of the Adams United Methodist Church, co-officiating. Burial will be private. Calling hours are 7 - 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Piddock Funeral Home, Adams.
Born April 17, 1923 in Adams Center, son of Franklin and Minnie Goodfriend Newton, he graduated from Adams Center High School. He entered the US Army Air Corp in 1943. He served as a tail gunner in a B-24 and was stationed in Italy where he took part in many bombing runs over Germany. He was discharged in 1945 as a SSGT. Mr. Newton was extremely proud of his military service during World War II.He married Viola Brown of Adams Center on October 17, 1942. The couple lived in Adams Center for a short time before moving to their current home in 1946.
He worked at jobs locally until becoming employed at New York Air Brake in 1949. He retired in 1985.
Surviving are his wife, Viola, Adams; a son and daughter in law, Ronald O. and Judith, Adams; a daughter and son in law, Nancy N. and Thomas Widell, Mexico, NY; six grandsons, six great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by a sister Mabel Snell.
Mr. Newton enjoyed buying and selling antiques. He was an avid collector of historical memorabilia with a special interest in native American artifacts.
He was a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Adams, American Legion Don Rounds Post 586, Adams, where he held several offices, South Jefferson VFW Post 5344 and a life member of the Adams Fire Department where he was a fire policeman.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the South Jefferson Rescue Squad, PO Box 126, Adams, NY 13605.
Words can not express the emotions of witnessing the first breath of life into the world. A treasure that this Aunt had! You, girly, are precious in more ways than you will ever know to the Newton Family! Love, love, love you!
SNOBS = The first letter of each of our names. A "snob" is not whole without a pet...our dog, Sir Isaac Newton, makes our house a home. We are complete, enjoying life, and surrounded by family and friends we love.