In the Hospital of St. Raphael, July 6, 2003, Charles Francis Newkirk, 91, husband of 69 years to Juanita Hoard Newkirk of 690 Jones Hill Rd., West Haven, father of Robert Newkirk of West Haven and Charles Newkirk of Derry, NH. Also survived by four grandchildren, Kathryn Rea of West Haven, Deborah Vogt of Deep River, Robert and John Newkirk both of West Haven and five great-grandchildren. Charles was born in Danbury, June 30, 1912 son of the late Everet and Jen Newkirk. He had worked as a master mechanic for the Town of Seymour for 35 years and retired in 1977. Funeral service Wed., July 9, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave. at Court St., West Haven. Friends may call Wed. from 4 - 8 p.m. Contributions in memory of Charles may be made to the Father Michael J. McGivney Cancer Center, c/o St. Raphael Foundation, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven, CT 06511.

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  1. I was unable to attend the wake today, but my thoughts are with you in this time of loss. Sincere condolences from my family to yours. Best regards, Rick Chamberlin

  2. Poppa was a great man, shared many stories with us and had taken us in as . adopted grandkids., we have only known him for 6 years but he had the heart of gold, he will be missed greatly

  3. We\’re so saddened by Mr. Newkirk\’s passing.We lived in the trailer park, directly across from him for 13 years,and got to know him pretty well.He was always so kind and cheerful. May GOD bless him and all his friends & family.

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