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Richard Barry Newman

Obituary for Richard Barry Newman

August 6, 2017
East Norriton, Pennsylvania


Richard (Barry) B. Newman, of East Norriton, passed away peacefully on Sunday August 6, 2017 with his family by his side. He was 75 years old. Born May 7, 1942 in Norristown, he was the son of the late Nelson and Edith (nee Cassel) Newman and the beloved husband of Maryellen (nee Powell) Newman.

Richard was a US Navy Veteran and served during the Cuban Missile Crisis, on the DD850 Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.

In addition to his love for his family, Barry had an equal love for his Jack Russells, Jack and Nikki. He loved to spend his free time with his grandchildren, going to the movies or miniature golfing. He was "the ping pong champion of Norristown"- his words and an "Olympic speed reader." Everyone who knew Barry knew that he was a jokester.

In addition to his wife Maryellen, Barry is survived by his son, David Powell and wife Bonnie, grandson David Powell Jr., granddaughter Brittany Filopanti (nee Powell) and two great grandchildren; Gavin David and Logan Alivia.

All services will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Boyd-Horrox-Givnish of East Norriton, 610-277-7000.

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200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401
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