AMerican Veteran 10

Orvis Lorn Newcome

July 21, 1928 ~ February 2, 2021 (age 92)


Orvis Lorn Newcome, Sr., 92, of Brookville, (formerly of Punxsutawney) passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at McKinley Health Center in Brookville.

He was born in Punxsutawney on July 21, 1928, a son of the late Lloyd Newcome and Belva (Ruth) Newcome.

Mr. Newcome was a United States Army Veteran serving during World War II.

On March 26, 1952 he married Elda Marie Geist.  They enjoyed fifty years of marriage and raised four children. Elda preceded him in death on April 10, 2003.

Following the loss of his wife, the Lord blessed him with a friend and companion in Alice Mae Himes.  They had fourteen years of ­­­­simply enjoying having one another to lean on, to talk with, and getting out and about to see family and friends.  He was also greatly supported by his friend, Alice Himes daughter, Debbie Stewart.

Mr. Newcome delivered furniture for nearly thirty years, for Jones Furniture and Wolfe Furniture.  He also drove school bus in the Punxsutawney area for thirty-three years and delivered Meals on Wheels from 1988 until 2011.  He enjoyed the Jefferson County Senior Center, watching softball games, reading and watching television.

In addition to Alice, he is survived by four children, Shirley (Allen) Brothers, Ronald L. (Kimberly) Newcome, Orvis L. (Patty) Newcome and Donald (Pamela) Newcome, all of Punxsutawney; seven grandchildren, Allen (Melissa) Brothers, Andrew (Kayla) Brothers, Andrew (Robin) Smith, Jeremy Newcome, Lorne Newcome, Gloria Newcome and William (Kelly) Fisher; nine great grandchildren; two brothers, Lonzo (Charlotte) Newcome of Northeast, PA, and Norman Newcome of Buffalo, New York.

Preceded in death by his parents, wife Marie, and grandson, Jeremiah Newcome.

Due to Covid-19 concerns there will be no visitation.  Arrangements entrusted to Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney.

Interment will be at Worthville Cemetery.






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