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Francis C. "Fran" Newton

Francis C. “Fran” Newton      â€œbeloved son, brother, uncle & grandson”

SHINGLEHOUSE, PA---Mr. Francis C. “Fran” Newton, 34, of Shinglehouse, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016.
     Born on August 6, 1981 in Olean, NY, he was a son of Clyde E. and Gerri M. App Newton.
     Fran was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School, Shinglehouse, Class of 1999.  He was employed as a manager at Newton’s Convenience Store in Shinglehouse.
     Fran was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.  He loved his cats and collecting coins.
     Surviving besides his parents of Shinglehouse are two sisters, Lisa M. Newton of Shinglehouse and Jenny L. Newton of North Carolina; his paternal grandmother, Janice M. Osborn of Shinglehouse; two nieces, Laya M. Phillips and Eva M. Colbey; two uncles, Scott (Sally) Newton of Smethport and John Newton of Shinglehouse; and two aunts, Terri (Jim Dugan) Clark of Andover, NY and Lori (Don) Huff of Monroe, Georgia.
     Fran was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Francis Charles Newton; and his maternal grandparents, Fred E. App and Helen M. App.
     There will be no public visitation.  A celebration of Fran’s life will be held on a date and place to be announced.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Potter County Animal Assistance Project, PO Box 25, Coudersport, PA 16915.
      Fran’s family has entrusted his care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.


Clyde and Gerri, we can't even begin to tell how very sorry we were to hear about Fran.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.. God  Bless

Dewey & Tobie Swift May 31 2016 12:00 AM

Newton Family and Friends of sweet Fran

  Being a Southern Belle, I'll never forget the first time Fran heard me say "over yonder."
I honestly thought he would never stop laughing at me! From that day on, he always greeted me with a sly smile and a, "hey, what's the new word of the day?" I'll certainly miss that private joke and that smile, quick but none the less. I know all to well about loss and the fact that all the words in the world can't change the fact that your baby boy is gone but, please know that his life was not in vain. He touched so many people on so many different levels. He will surely be missed. Our family will be thinking of y'all in the days, weeks, months and years to come to come. Praying that you find understanding and peace and a certain level of acceptance that our lives are in God's hands.

Travis Siebert and Susan Pierce May 26 2016 12:00 AM

My condolences to the entire Newton family.  I am deeply saddened on hearing of his passing.  He was such a well mannered man and also willing to help you while you were in the store.  He always brightened my day, whether I was getting gas, ordering something or just buying a coffee or some other beverage.  Although I don't get home much, but when I did it was always nice to see him.  Rest in Peace Fran.

Jerry Austin May 26 2016 12:00 AM

Our hearts go out to the Newton Family, we will keep you in our prayers.
May the soul of the faithful departed rest in peace.

Steve Anselmi May 26 2016 12:00 AM

Clyde, Gerri and family......we are so saddened by Fran's death. He was a real sweetheart and will be sorely missed. Praying for your healing in this heartbreaking time.

Linda and Paul Whitman May 26 2016 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Fran's passing. He had the sweetest smile and always pleasant. Our heartfelt sympathy to your family.

Jim and Linda Moulton May 25 2016 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of your loss . Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Dean and Darlene May 25 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for the loss of your son. He was such a friendly, nice, happy , kind person. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May you have the peace of God that excels all thought and guards your heart. Sincerely, Karen and Jerry

karen koch May 25 2016 12:00 AM

My dear Clyde and Gerri
Please accept our deep sympathies on the passing of Fran.
I will be up in a few weeks to visit with you.
I truly know how you are feeling !
Judi and the Ohio Kayes

Judi kaye May 25 2016 12:00 AM

Many happy wonderful memories come to mind back there on Water Street....Our hearts and prayers go out to Fran's family....

Dave and Fran Fox May 25 2016 12:00 AM

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