William L. "Bill" Newton, 80, of Sandusky, passed away late Friday evening, March 21, 2008, in Concord Care and Rehabilitaion Center, Sandusky, after a lengthy illness.
He was born in Irving, N.Y., April 27, 1927, and was a 1945 graduate of Sandusky High School. Bill served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was employed at Sandusky Foundry and Machine as a general machinist for 25 years, retiring in 1991.
He was a member of St. Stephen United Church of Christ and American Legion Post 83. He loved fishing and being at the Jackson Street Pier with his wife.
He is survivied by his wife of 58 years, Virginia E. "Ginny" (Klutey) Newton; sons, John (Peg) Newton of Tucson, Ariz., Mike (Linda Werling) Newton of Rockville, Md., Bill (Becky) Newton of Tampa, Fla.; daughter, Nancy Spraggins of Findlay, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth (John) Owen of Roswell, N.M.; stepbrother, Ray (Nel) Warrer of Sandusky; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ivy and Lucille (Cherry) Newton; stepfather, George Warrer; and two sisters, Clara Pepitone and Bertha Sberna.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday in David F. Koch Funeral Home, 520 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Stephen United Church of Christ, 905 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky; the Rev. Ken Heintzelman will officiate. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Sandusky.
In lieu of flowers, contribution donations may be made to the family.