John B. Newtown, 96, Ogdensburg
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 5:06 pm

OGDENSBURG -- John B. Newtown, 96, of Ogdensburg passed away early Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the Riverledge Healthcare Facility.

There will be no funeral services.

Burial will be in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ogdensburg.

Surviving are two sons, John (Janet) Newtown and David Newtown and his fiancée, Georgia Gilmour, both of Morristown; two daughters, Sharon (Rick) Dapson of Virginia Beach, Va. and Nancy Zuber of Bradenton, Fl; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by five brothers, Eddie, Francis, Donald, Jerry and Alfred Newtown; and two sisters, Rose Condon and Gertrude Duprey.

John was born August 7, 1920 in Ogdensburg, the son of the late Curtis and Gertrude (Sheils) Newtown.

He graduated from St. Mary’s Academy and entered the US Army in 1942.

He later married Margaret Burley, which ended in divorce.

During his career he worked for the Rutland Railroad, Diamond National as a foreman, and later as a carpenter for Joseph Montgomery.

John was a member of the Barney Pond Hunting Club and enjoyed riding horses, socializing, hunting and spending time with his family.

Memorial contributions can be made to Riverledge Healthcare Facility, 8101 SH 68, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.

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