Richard Newton

Obituary of Richard A. Newton

Richard A. Newton, 76, of Olyphant, PA, died Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2020 at Allied Services Hospice, Scranton, PA. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Shirley Price.

Born June 21, 1944 in Scranton, PA, he was the son of the late Frank and Nellie Thomas Newton and had been a longtime employee of Pawnee Pants, Olyphant, and later retired from Bonacci Sportswear, Scranton. Rich loved his family and enjoyed getting together with them for dinner, holidays and special occasions. He especially loved his dogs, Holly and Anna. Rich enjoyed basketball, bowling and especially baseball, which he played in high school. He and his wife were foster parents for over 20 years caring for many children during that time.

He is survived by three sons: Matthew Newton of Taylor, PA, Cody Newton of Allentown, PA, and Nicholas Newton of Olyphant, PA; a daughter: Natalie Newton of Olyphant, PA; four grandchildren: Lilly, Payton and Carter Newton and Landy Burkland; two sisters: Lois McAndrew of Montdale, PA and Cheryl Barker of Florida; several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers: Donald and Edwin Newton; and a sister: Delores Kishbaugh.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were entrusted to Shifler-Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Clifford, PA.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or

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