Born in Pittston, he was a son of the late Joseph P. and Loretta Evans Newcomb. He was educated in Pittston schools. He was a resident of Forty Fort since 1938.
Before retiring, he owned and operated Newcomb Realty in Forty Fort. He was a realtor, insurer and certified real estate appraiser. Before that, he co-owned the family business of Newcomb Brothers Coal Company.
He was a member of the Holy Name-St. Mary’s Parish Community in Swoyersville, and the parish Holy Name Society. He was a member of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Association of Realtors; the Knights of Columbus Wilkes-Barre Council 302, Bishop William F. Hafey Assembly and Fourth Degree. He was an avid horseman.
He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Regina Gilroy, in 1993 and brother Carl Newcomb.
Surviving are his sons, John J. Newcomb, Cherry Hill, N.J.; and Joseph T. Newcomb, Pitman, N.J.; daughters, Mary Lou Kren, Manassas, Va.; Ellenita Kern, Dallas; and Carol Ann Niewinski, Forty Fort; 16 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren; and brother, Thomas J. Newcomb, Forty Fort.
Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc., 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort with a mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Name-St. Mary’s Church.
Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton, Kingston Township. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. this evening.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Ann’s Basilica, 1230 St. Ann Street, Scranton, 18504, or to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, Memphis, Tenn., 38101.
The Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre, PA) - January 8, 1999