COOPERSTOWN – Roger William Newell, a native of Cooperstown who worked in Texas for four decades as an engineer, passed away Oct. 5, 2018, in Mesquite, Texas, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was 70.
Born July 6, 1948, in Cooperstown, he was the son of Roger Gavin Newell and Edna Louise Bliss Newell.
After graduating from Cooperstown Central School, Class of 1966, he attended Stony Brook University on Long Island and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history.
Since 1979, he had been a resident of the Dallas, Texas, area and for 39 years was employed there as an engineer.
A quiet man, he was very involved with amateur (ham) radio with his brother-in-law, Craig, and nephew, Christopher.
Roger is survived by his mother, Louise Newell of Pompano Beach, Fla.; his wife, Teresa of Mesquite; his son, USAF Col. Matthew Newell, and his wife, Tiffany and their children, Brody and Rowan of Missouri; two sisters, JoAnn Dow (John Schallert) of Cooperstown and Cheryl Phillips (Craig Phillips) of Herkimer; two stepdaughters, Amy and Kim; step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and other family members.
He was predeceased by his father, Roger G. Newell of Cooperstown, who died May 30, 2008.
Graveside services were held Oct. 10, in Strong Cemetery in Henderson, Texas.
Donations in Roger’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
The Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown is assisting the family locally.