Peter R. Newell Sr., 83, of Cranbury, passed away Monday, March 25, 2019 at Millennium Memory Care in Holmdel. Born in Syracuse, NY; Peter was a former resident of Upper Saddle River and Ridgewood before moving to Cranbury five years ago.
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Peter played varsity football and wrestled for Ramsey High School and was the 1958 Heavyweight National runner up in wrestling his senior year at Colgate University. He was a past president of the Saddle River Valley Lions Club and was a long time member of The Hobbyist. Mr. Newell proudly served in the US Army, and was retired after a long career in the insurance industry.
Predeceased by his brother, Jeffrey Newell; he is survived by his wife of 36 years, Beatrice Newell, two sons, Peter Jr. (Alice) of Richmond, VA; Corey (Paola) of Maywood, NJ; stepson, Andrew (Kerrie) of Cranbury, NJ; three brothers, Michael, Jonathan (Jeannie) and Jeremy (Deb), one brother in law, Joseph Finnigan. Peter was also a proud “Opa” to seven wonderful grandchildren.
A gathering of friends and family will be held from 11am to 1pm Friday, March 29, 2019 at the Barlow & Zimmer Funeral Home, 202 Stockton Street, Hightstown, NJ 08520. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Peter’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Alzheimer’s Disease Research.