Edwin Joseph Newman
Edwin Joseph Newman
  • March 1, 1927 - December 14, 2017
  • Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Edwin Joseph Newman, 90, of Harrisonburg passed away on December 14, 2017.

He was born on March 1, 1927 in Harrisonburg and was the son of the late Joseph and Effie Nesselrodt Newman.

Ed graduated from Harrisonburg High School in 1948 and attended Madison College. In 1944, he was drafted directly out of high school into the US Army, 29th Division Company M. He received an honorable discharge in 1947 and joined the National Guard 29th Division Company C.

He was employed with Merck and Company for 36 years before retiring. He was a charter member and trustee of Victory Fellowship Church in Dayton. He was also a member of the Dayton American Legion Post #27 and a lifetime member of Harrisonburg B.P.O. E. #450.

On November 20, 1951 he married the former, Jean Williams, who survives.

Ed is also survived by his daughter, Susan Rodeffer; granddaughters, Danielle Rodeffer and Brianna Burton and husband, Ben; great-grandsons, Bryce and Brody Burton; brothers, Lou Newman and wife, Mary Rose, and Warren Newman and wife, Edith; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Virginia Lee Wise, Phyllis Lam, his twin sister, Eleanor Lam; and son-in-law, Willie Rodeffer.

A graveside service will be held 11:00 am, on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens with Pastor W. L. "Sonny" Henkel officiating. Military Rites will be by Dayton American Legion Post #27.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Victory Fellowship Church, P. O. Box 326 Dayton, VA 22821 or a favorite charity of choice.

Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg is handling arrangements and online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.