Louis E. Newby, Jr. age 72, of Spring City, PA, formerly of Norristown, PA, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Manor Care, Pottstown, PA. He was the husband of Miriam M. (Leonard) Newby, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage.
Born in Norristown, PA, he was a son of the late Louis E. Newby, Sr. and Anna (Carson) Newby.
He was a 1962 graduate of Norristown Area High School and continued his education at Temple University and Montgomery County Community College. Louis served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.
For over 35 years, he was employed by Unisys – Malvern, PA as an I.T. Administrator.
Louis enjoyed his membership to the Stoney Creek Anglers, Norristown, PA
In earlier years, he assisted Boy Scout Troop #268, Norristown and was a member of the Norristown Town Watch. He was the Athletic Director of Norristown Midget Football, enjoyed reading, fishing (tied his own flies), stamp and baseball card collecting, and taking car day trips with his family and attending auctions. Many will remember his love of Halloween and setting off fireworks for the children of his neighborhood.
Surviving in addition to his wife are:
Two Sons – James Patrick Newby and his wife Patricia of King of Prussia, PA
John Michael Newby of Spring City, PA
Three Granddaughters – Nicole, Madison and Julia Newby
One Great Granddaughter – Ava Castle
Two Half Sisters – Kathleen Pollan and Robin Adams
Also surviving are nieces and nephews
In addition to his parents, Louis was preceded in death by his brother Russell, his sister Barbara (Newby) Flynn
Service and interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gift of Life, 401 N. 3rd St., Philadephia, PA 19123. Arrangements are being handled by Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, Inc. of Pottstown, PA. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.houckgofusfuneralhome.com