Royce E. Newberry

March 29, 2016              

ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y.  —  Royce E. Newberry, 75, of Swan Hollow Road, Alexandria Bay, NY, passed away Monday afternoon in the ER at River Hospital, after being stricken at home.

Born May 10, 1940, at the family home on Swan Hollow Road, the son of Clark and Jessie Matthews Newberry, he graduated in 1958 from Alexandria Central High School.

Royce married Geraldine Carr on Sept. 14, 1963, in East Syracuse. 

He was owner of Royce Newberry Construction, Alexandria Bay. 

He was a member of the Alexandria Bay Masonic Lodge, was an avid hunter, trapper and outdoorsman, and a committed Purple Ghost sports supporter, being named “sports fan of the year”. The ACS yearbook was dedicated to him in 2011.

He is survived by his wife Gerri, two sons, Blaine and his wife Wendy, and Brad, all of Alexandria Bay, a sister, Mrs. Jack (Nancy) Martin, North Syracuse, and three grandchildren, Michelle, Derek, and Troy; and two step-grandchildren, Kacy and Stacy Baum. 

A sister, Joyce Rudnick, predeceased him.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at Costello Funeral Home. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 31, at the Alexandria Bay United Methodist Church, with Pastor Freddie Webb officiating. Burial will be in Barnes Settlement Cemetery. A luncheon reception will follow cemetery services at the Alexandria Bay Fire Hall.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alexandria Bay Fire Department or the Alexandria Bay United Methodist Church.

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Information provided by Costello Funeral Service and, Watertown