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March 6, 2013
The Times Observer

James J. Newton, 94, a resident of the Rouse Warren Co. Home died Monday, March 4, 2013 at his residence after an extended illness. He was born March 3, 1919 in Grand Valley, PA to the late James McCoy and Fairl Loomis Newton. He was a longtime Warren area resident and graduated from Warren High School Class of 1938. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1939 and had attained the rank of technical sergeant when he was discharged January 3, 1945, in order to accept a commission as a 2nd LT. "Infantry". He was assigned to "General Patton's 3rd Army", 4th armored division and was honorably discharged November 3, 1945 after serving overseas 3 ? years in the Pacific Theater, the South American Theater and in the European Theater of Operations, for a total of 6 ? years service. After his military service he graduated from Bryant and Stratton Business Institute, Buffalo, N.Y. He worked as an accountant in Warren for Hammond Iron Works and successor Pittsburgh Des Moines Steel Co., and for Dorcon, Inc. He retired in 1986 from Blackstone Corp., Jamestown, N.Y., where he was employed for 17 years as Senior Accountant. He was a past member of the Warren Jamestown Chapter of Accountants, The Warren Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Warren American Legion Post 135. He was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He spent most of his spare time enjoying his hobby, producing and selling charcoal at his home between Warren and Scandia.



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