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02/11/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Rocky Newman

Robert A. Newman
(03 July 1929 - 09 Feb 2014)

Newport News High School Class of 1946

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.      Rocky Newman, Class of 1946, brother of Grace Newman Rodman of VA and Brenda Newman Minick of VA, passed away in Hampton on Sunday, February 09, 2014 at the age of 84.


From the Daily Press - 02/11/14:

                Robert A. Newman
 
      HAMPTON - Robert A. "Rocky" Newman left this world on February 9, 2014 to enter life eternal.

A WWII Veteran and retiree of the US Army Corps of Engineers, Rocky was born in Richmond, VA on July 3, 1929. As a child he moved to Newport News, VA and graduated from NNHS in 1946.

During a 30 year career with the Corps he traveled the globe, working in Saudi Arabia from 1976-1980, retiring in 1990, receiving numerous service awards.

Rocky is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joan Cunningham Newman of Hampton, and two sisters, Grace Rodman of Smithfield, and Brenda Minick of Williamsburg.

Rocky also survived by four children, Robert and Susan of Hampton, their two children, Woody and Allison Finerfrock. Audrey and John Dalli of Shrewsbury, MA, their son Anthony. Joan and John Hanchey of Norge, her three children, Courtney Pate, TJ Thomas, and Erin Hicks. Stephen and Donna of Virginia Beach, their four children, Alexandra, Ashley, Abigal, and Jacob. Rocky was also proud of his nine great grandchildren.

 
Rocky Newman
 

The family will receive guests at the R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home in Downtown Hampton, Wednesday, February 12 from 6:00-7:00 pm. The funeral will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church in Downtown Hampton, Thursday, February 13 at 3:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Wounded Warrior Project or the St. John's Building Fund. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press on February 11, 2014.
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February 11, 2014

Joanie- So very sorry to hear of Rocky's passing. Prayers for you and your family. Love you and miss you.

~ Sandy Smith, Williamsburg, Virginia

 

 
February 11, 2014
 
Joanie, I am so sorry. I have very fond memories of working with Rocky at Langley back in the 80's. May God bring you and your family comfort during this difficult time.

~ Nan Sothcott, Poquoson, Virginia


 
February 11, 2014
 
I was so sorry to hear this sad news. I will always have fond memories of the times I spent at the Newman house as a teenager. I will especially remember his big smile and welcoming hello. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

~ Millie Motley Warren, Hampton, Virginia
 

 
February 11, 2014

We are so sorry to learn of Mr. Newman's passing. Please know that we are lifting you and your family up in prayer. God bless you.

~ Janet and Rick Holden, Newport News, Virginia
 

 
February 11, 2014
 
Our thoughts are with your family in this time of loss. Accept our sympathy and good wishes during this process of grief. May the loss that you feel be replaced with joy for that special person you knew in your hearts.

Steele, Capps and Sutton families
 
 

 
February 11, 2014
 
Dear Joanie and Family,
Our deepest Sympathy, Love and Prayers for you and your family. Many old but good memories. Rocky was really special and loved.
Jack and Mary Caroline Boerner

~ Jack and Mary Csroline Boerner, Hampton, Virginia
 
 

 
February 11, 2014
 
Joanie And Family:
So many years ago you and Rocky allowed me to become like a member of your family. Ruth and I will miss Rocky and pray for you and your family.
God bless and keep you all.

~ David Douthett, Butler, Pennsylvania

 

 
February 11, 2014
 
Our condolences to the family of ROBERT A. NEWMAN in the passing of your loved one. May the God of comfort be with you. Ps.90:10. Ps.37:10,11,29. Sincerely ,E. Mitchell.

~ E Mitchell, Virginia
 

 
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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Newman family and their friends.


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
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915-780-3048


Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

Words by Walter C. Smith, 1876
Music (St. Denio) by John Roberts, 1839


Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessèd, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, Thy great Name we praise.

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
Nor wanting, nor wasting, Thou rulest in might;
Thy justice, like mountains, high soaring above
Thy clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love.

To all, life Thou givest, to both great and small;
In all life Thou livest, the true life of all;
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
And wither and perish—but naught changeth Thee.

Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight;
But of all Thy rich graces this grace, Lord, impart
Take the veil from our faces, the vile from our heart.

All laud we would render; O help us to see
’Tis only the splendor of light hideth Thee,
And so let Thy glory, Almighty, impart,
Through Christ in His story, Thy Christ to the heart.


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