Official Obituary of

Robert F. Newman

August 13, 1929 ~ April 2, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Robert Newman Obituary


Robert F.

Of Upper St Clair, Pennsylvania

Passed away at 94, on April 2, 2024, at home. He was the beloved husband of Joan Bies Newman for 70+ years. They met in 1935 in the first grade of Our Lady of Lourdes Grammar School, Queens Village, Long Island, NY, and were married 18 years later at the same Parish.

Newman is survived by his wife, Joan and ten children: Paul (Beth); Anne (Frank Kirkwood); Patricia Hahn (Steve); John (Sheri); James (Vanessa); Anthony (Linda); Frances Herfurth (Tom); Mary Hardin (Brandon); Kathryn Mallison (Eric); Michael (Betsy); foster daughter, Nancy Kirkwood; and 40 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Helen Newman, and siblings, Ann Smith, William “Bill” Newman, Mary Meehan, and John “Jack” Newman.

Bob spent his entire working career in food sales. First as a door-to-door canvasser, selling home milk delivery with Sheffield Farms and the Borden Company. He then went to the Birdseye Division of General Foods Corp. He was promoted to Sales Manager of Pittsburgh, PA, in 1958. He joined V.L. McClay & Son, Food Brokers, in 1965 to run their Frozen Foods Division. He started Newman Associates, Food Brokers in 1973. He sold the business in 1991 and retired (sort of).

He then started a mission titled Face The Truth America, the Battle to Save the Innocents.

He spent the next 25 years on the streets trying to convince women AND men not to kill their tiny, innocent, defenseless, preborn babies by abortion.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to People Concerned for the Unborn Child (PCUC), 3050 Pioneer Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15226, (412)531-9272.

Family and friends will gather at Paul Henney Cremation & Funeral Tributes Inc, Bethel Park, on Monday, April 8, 2024, from 5pm-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Resurrection Parish (St. Thomas More Church), 126 Fort Couch Rd, at 10am on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. Please meet at the church.

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April 8, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Paul Henney Cremation & Funeral Tributes, Inc.
5570 Library Road
Bethel Park, PA 15102

Funeral Mass
April 9, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Thomas More Catholic Church
126 Fort Couch Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15241


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