William J. Newman, 65, passed away peacefully, March 12, 2020, at UPMC Susquehanna surrounded by loved ones.
William was born November 30, 1954, in Lewisburg, a son to the late Alice Johnson (Newman) and Roderick Mahaffey. William was blessed in his younger years to be adopted by the late Rev. Joseph Newman.
William was a devoted Christian. He was a 1972 graduate of Williamsport High School. He was employed for 43 years by Stroehmann Bakeries, and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Surviving are his wife, of 23 years, the former Margaret A. Lewis, of Trout Run; cat, Bo; sons, Joseph (Tara) Newman, Jasce Newman, Jeremy Newman, Curtis (Paige) Lewis, and James Lewis; daughter, Jodie Baney; sister, Marlene; a nephew, Rod (Paula) Mahaffey; two lifelong friends, George and Ag;16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, as well as many others.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Roderick, sister, Sandra and best friend, William Middlesworth.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.
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