Meadville Tribune

January 16, 2014

Joseph M. Newcomb

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Joseph M. Newcomb, 82, of Meadville passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown. He was born June 30, 1931, a son of Thomas Newcomb and Margaret Adelaide McMahon Newcomb. He married Joyce McLaud on Oct. 13, 1962; she survives.

Joseph served his country with the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1956.

He worked for Conrail as an engineer for 39 years until his retirement.

Joseph was a member of Saint Brigid Roman Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Meadville Counsel 388, also Dr. Harry C. Winslow Assembly 1927 4th Degree.

He was an avid Notre Dame fan.

In addition to his loving wife, Joyce, of 51 years, of Meadville; he is survived by two daughters, Mary Melvin of Meadville, and Kathleen Wheelock and her husband, Scott, of Townville; two sons, Thomas Newcomb of Meadville and Patrick Newcomb and his wife, Katia, of Fredricksburg, Va.; six grandchildren, Eryn Newcomb, Alyssa Melvin, Connor Melvin, Gabrielle Newcomb, Gwennyth Melvin and Sean Wheelock; three sisters, Mary Catherine Ponsetto and her husband, Anthony, of Flint, Mich., Eileen Carmont of Willowick, Ohio, and Carolyn Ann Goldfarb and her husband, Jake, of Pitcher Point, Miss.; a brother, Thomas Newcomb of Saint Louis, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Family and friends are welcome to call on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Roofner-Collins-Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 544 Chestnut St., Meadville. A prayer vigil service will be held at 6:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Saint Brigid Roman Catholic Church, 383 Arch St., Meadville, with Father Johnathan Schmolt, pastor, as celebrant.

Burial will follow at Saint Brigid Cemetery with full military honors to be performed by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006 Color Guard.

Per Joe’s request, there are to be no flowers sent; he wanted memorial donations made in his memory to ALS Association, 1275 K St. N.W., Suite 250, Washington, D.C. 20005; or Saint Brigid Roman Catholic Church, 383 Arch St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Please take a moment to share a memory or condolence with the family on Joe’s Book of Memories online at