from The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, February 8, 2000, page C2:
George H. Newton, 71, Ford retiree
Vermilion - George H. Newton, 71, of Vermilion, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at the Ohio Veterans Home, Sandusky, after a lengthy illness. He was born Aug. 20, 1928, in Leesburg, Va., and moved to Vermilion from Cleveland in 1963. Newton was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He worked at Ford Motor Co., Avon Lake, as a pipe fitter for 29 years, retiring in 1989. He had been employed part-time as a truck driver for Jefferson Trucking, Lorain, more than 30 years. He was a founding member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermilion, and a member of United Auto Workers Union Local 2000, Avon Lake, the Union Retirees Club and the Vermilion American Legion Post 397. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Beverly F.W. (nee Wilsted); daughters Judy Goble of Wakeman, Christine Stever of Lorain, Michelle Brown of Vermilion, and Toni Stearns of Coconut Creek, Fla.; son, Phillip of Canton; sister, Frances Hall of Baltimore, Md.; brothers Claude E. and Preston H., both of Wilmington, N.C., William G. of Leesburg, Va., and Lawrence Virgil of West Palm Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents Ella Howser Trittapoe and George Newton. Friends may call Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South St., Vermilion, where the Vermilion Veterans Council will conduct military services at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3747 Liberty Ave., Vermilion, with the Rev. Terry Parker, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion. Contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund, 3747 Liberty Ave., Vermilion 44089; or the Ohio Veterans Home, 4516 Columbus Ave., Sandusky 44870.