Marjorie Newton

Obituary of Marjorie Cherry Newton

Marjorie Cherry Newton of State College passed away on August 3, 2021 at age 98. She was born April 29, 1923 in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, the daughter of George W. and Hazel E. Cherry. On August 12, 1944 she married Fielder N. Newton who preceded her in death on October 24, 2014 after 70 wonderful years of marriage.

A 1941 honors graduate of Clearfield High School, Marjorie attended The Pennsylvania State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She was a dedicated teacher in early childhood and elementary education with genuine love for children and their development. Her pleasures in living were foremost a deep and loving devotion for her husband and sons, an abiding faith, the joys of homemaking, appreciation of music and the love and loyalty of her many treasured friends.

An active member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, she was a former member of the Senior Choir and participated in several women's organizations and service committees. She was a life member of The Pennsylvania State University Alumni Association, a member of Mortar Board Senior Honor Society and President of Delta Gamma sorority.

Marjorie had deep pride and love for her four sons and their families. Lawrence L. Newton and his wife Rebecca of Huntingdon, PA; G. William Newton and his wife Glenda of Nashville, TN; Jeffrey N. Newton and his wife Carolyn of Sacramento, CA and Scott N. Newton of State College. Her seven grandchildren are Katherine Newton Fischer and her husband Matthew of Hingham, MA; Laura Newton Costa and her husband Michael of Severna Park, MD, Stephen L. Newton and his wife Kelly of Hingham, MA; Megan Newton Lanese and her husband Christopher of Olympia, WA, Bradley L. Newton and his fiancée Andrea Vack of Temp, AZ; James W. Newton and his wife Britt of Scituate, MA; Amy E. Newton and her fiancé Neil Zehnder of Sacramento, CA; two step-grandchildren, Lauren M. Lowe of Chicago, Il and R. Harrison Lowe of Nashville, TN. Great-grandchildren are Casey, Colton, Cooper and Violet Fischer; Sadie and Eliza Costa; Clare, Caitlin, Quentin and Ava Lanese; Blake, Dylan and Tyler Newton; Fielder and Palmer Newton; and step-great-grandson Ashton Lowe. Marjorie is also survived by friends Dean and Jill Plafcan and their sons, Samuel and Steven of State College.

A memorial service at St. Paul's United Methodist Church will be held at a later date with Pastors Greg Milinovich and Becky McGee presiding.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 250 East College Ave., State College, PA 16801 or to St. Paul's Senior Choir Fund at the same address.

Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. 

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