William F. "Bill" Newman, Jr. 90, of White Haven, died on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.
Born in Rochester, NY, he was the son of the late William and Edna Newman of Hammondsport, NY. Bill graduated from the Hammondsport High School, majoring in music and social studies. He was chosen for the New York State All State Choir twice. He was also active in sports, swimming, tennis and volleyball. In his senior year, he was offered two scholarships, one at East Manhattan School of Music and one at Cincinnati School of Music, but instead chose to attend Philadelphia Bible College, where he was elected freshman Class President, offered another scholarship by University of Pennsylvania to run in their track squad but refused it. He left school to join the United States Army Security Agency (Division of N.S.A) and served his country in the Korean Conflict where he earned the Korean Service Medal; Good Conduct Medal; UN Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
After leaving the military, Bill entered the ranks of professional employment where he was employed for 35 years, closing his career working in customer service. He was an avid collector of books, glass, antiques and military artifacts. He enjoyed traveling from sea to sea with his loving wife.
Bill is survived by his loving wife, Carol Searfoss Newman; nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 12:00 noon from the Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc. 403 Berwick Street, White Haven. Military Honors and interment will follow in Laurel Cemetery, White Haven.
Friends are invited to join the family for a visitation from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Monday, March 27, 2023 and Tuesday morning, from 11:30 am until time of service at the funeral home.
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