Robert Henley Newton
GEORGIA, VT: A lifelong resident of Georgia, Robert H. Newton born at home June 27, 1924 son of Park and Ruth Newton, died peacefully of natural causes at Homestead Senior Living facility.
Bob is survived by his children and their spouses, Linda DuHamel (Roger) of Milton, Lana Heinzmann of Stegen, Germany, and Park Newton (Nancy) of Georgia. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and their spouses, Deanna Waldrop (Bryce) of York, ME, Melanie Long (Matt) of New Market, MD, Cara Gyoervari (Lars) of Kirchzarten, Germany, Tina Sexauer (Manuel) of Forst, Germany, Chad Newton of Georgia, VT, Tansy Olio (Nick) of Knightdale, NC, Dylan Newton (Cecila) of Opelika, AL, Brant Newton (Erica) of Sheldon, Angus Newton of Georgia, VT, Ethan Newton (Devyn) of St. Albans, Jonathan Newton of St. Albans, Monica Newton of St. Albans, and 20 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was predeceased by his wife Janice, his parents, brother Stuart Newton (and Esther), sister Elizabeth Paterson (and James), sister Rebecca Ballard (and Alden), and son-in-law Fred Heinzmann.
Bob was a lifetime dairy farmer in Georgia. Immediately after graduating from BFA St. Albans in 1942, he began working full time for his father on Pleasant Hill Farm. He married Janice Skeels in 1946. He continued to work on the farm and eventually purchased the property in 1974. He retired in June 1987 when he and Janice began traveling to Florida where they wintered together until Janice died in 2001 and Bob continued until 2013. Over the years, he served the Town of Georgia on the Zoning Board of Adjustment, School Board and Board of Civil Authority. He also served on various committees of the Farm Bureau, Franklin County Extension Service, Eastern A.I., Agway, Farm Credit, and Co-op Fire Insurance.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 2nd, 2022, at 2 pm at the Georgia United Methodist Church, Ethan Allen Highway, Georgia Center with Pastor Cheol officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to Georgia United Methodist Church, 18 Carpenter Hill Rd., St. Albans, VT 05478 or Bayada Hospice, 354 Mountain View Drive, Suite 305, Colchester, VT 05446.
Honored to be serving the Newton family is the Heald Funeral Home, where messages of condolence are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com