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W. Robert "Bob" Newton

October 15, 1937 — September 13, 2020

NEWTON, W. Robert “Bob”, age 82, formerly of Port Vue, PA, passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020.

Bob was born in McKeesport, PA on October 15, 1937. He graduated from McKeesport High School and served honorably in the U.S. Air Force. His professional career spanned the electronics and automation industries working for the Picker Corporation, U.S. Steel, and Davey McKee before retiring from Kvaerner. A 32nd degree Mason, he was a member of Morning Star Lodge #795, AASR, and was Past Master of Alliquippa Lodge #375.

Bob enjoyed basketball, baseball, and his favorite past-time was finance and investing.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Lynne Whoolery Newton; father, Robert Griffiths; step-father, John Austin Newton; mother, Ruth Larue Sinn Newton; brother, Douglas Newton. Bob is survived by son, Keith W. (Sharon) Newton; daughter, Gail L. Newton; son, Robert C. (Denise) Newton; grandchildren, Amber L. Dorsch, Amanda L. Prater, Amy K. Newton, Joshua R. Newton, Adam C. Newton, Aaron J. Newton; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Richard (Nancy) Newton, Glenn (Luann) Newton; sister-in-law, Mrs. Douglas Newton (Sue); and several nieces and nephews.

Private family services are in the care of ROUTSONG FUNERAL HOME, CENTERVILLE. A Memorial Service is scheduled at the convenience of the family at Round Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Port Vue Athletic Association, 1 Archies Way, Port Vue, PA 15133. To share your condolences with the family please visit

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