Duane Edward Newton, Jr.- May 2, 2010

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      HANNACROIX – Duane Edward Newton, Jr., 56, entered eternal rest on Sunday, May 2, 2010 surrounded by his family.  Ed had worked for 30 years for the former Penn Central, Conrail and CSXT.  He was an avid fisherman and gardener.  Ed had a love for nature and animals including canine companions King, Ginger, Red, Sadie, Bailey and he also loved his cats as well.

     Survivors include his wife Cheryl “Cheri” Newton of Hannacroix;  siblings, Barbara (Bill) Dillon of NC, Susan (Bob) Benjamin, Sharon (John) Palmer, Sylvia (Joe) Trichilo, Jeffrey (Amy) Newton, Warren Newton and Pamela (Roy) Shaffer all of Syracuse, Adam (Donna) Newton of New Baltimore and Timothy (Tina) Newton of Rochester;  and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.  Ed was predeceased by his parents, Duane Sr. and Margaret Newton.

     Special thanks to Dr.’s Badar Mian and Fred Shapiro.

     Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Wednesday, May 5th from 1 to 4 PM followed by his funeral service at 4 PM.  In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Ed may be made to the Columbia Greene Humane Society, 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson, NY 12534 or the American Cancer Society.