Lawrence Alvin Newcomer

December 16, 1953 - September 24, 2022
Lawrence Alvin Newcomer

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Lawrence Alvin Newcomer, 68 of New Port Richey, FL. passed away at home on Sept. 24, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Johnstown, PA. on December 16, 1953.

Preceded in death by his parents, Alvin W. Newcomer and Pauline T. Newcomer-Sutton.

Sisters, Paulette Gramling and Alesia Ramsy.

Larry grew up in Windber, PA. He attended Windber Area High School. He competed in track/field and football.

Upon graduation from Windber Area High School he went to the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis MD. He played varsity football. He was commissioned into the Marine Corps. as a second lieutenant upon graduation in 1975. His service in the Marine Corps was cut short due to an injury.

He worked as a purchasing manager at the Madison Hotel in Washington D.C.

In 1984 The family moved to Florida, and worked for Dubois Chemicals.

Eventually he changed divisions to sell and build wash systems for school buses and commercial trucks. He eventually started his own independent company, Fleet Cleaning Consultants.

He enjoyed traveling with our son to build and service wash systems. He had to retire due to his MS in 2015.

Larry is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Beth. His children, Nettie Newcomer, Rebecca Newcomer, and Matthew Newcomer (wife Danielle). Seven grandchildren, Sydney (husband William) Pinner, Amanda Newland, Maddison Newcomer, Jordan Sheets, Anthony Drake, Joseph Drake and Gracie Drake. One great-grandchild, Addison Newland. Brothers, Kenneth Newcomer and Stephen Newcomer. Numerous nieces and nephews. And more friends than can be counted.

Larry, (Newk, Pop) will be greatly missed by all that knew him. The family has chosen to keep Larry’s urn at home until the wife, Beth, has passed. The internment will be at Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville, MD.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the MS Society.

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  • January 21, 2023
    Beniva says:
    My cousin, I can't believe you are gone, too soon. I really regret not getting out for the recent reunion. It's been many years since we last were together, but I will always remember you fondly. Rest easy, keep watching over your dearest of family.

  • January 20, 2023
    Steve Newcomer says:
    Loved the times I helped Larry and Matt work on commercial vehicle washes. We worked hard but so much enjoyed our time together. Enjoyed chatting politics on the phone with him, I miss my brother.

  • January 19, 2023
    Miki Newcomer Vargo says:
    My Uncle Larry was one of the funniest guys I know. When he and my dad got together, it was epic. I loved seeing my dad morph into a kid again when they were together. I will always cherish those memories. The world got a little less bright with the loss of my uncle. But I know he's up there with his parents, sisters, and friends raising hell and watching over us. Love and miss you, Uncle Larry. ❤️

  • January 19, 2023
    Ann Messenger says:
    Larry was my brother in-law.. I loved him very much. He had a great sense of humor, always kept you laughing. You couldn’t have met a nicer person. He loved his wife Beth so much, as well as his three children, and his grandchildren, and great grandchild. He will be greatly missed. I have no doubt God took him straight to heaven.

  • December 25, 2022
    Sydney Newcomer-Pinner says:
    I’m so blessed to have him in my life, the stories he shared with me throughout my life will follow me forever. I can still hear his laugh whenever I think about his stories he told me from his time at the US Naval Academy. I couldn’t have asked for a better grandfather. ““Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5‬:‭4

  • December 12, 2022
    James A Smith says:
    Larry was one of my Plebes in 12th Company at USNA. I'm not surprised he went into the Marine Corps. He was always a gung-ho guy and had a great attitude as a mid. When I was a newly commissioned Ensign, he was the first to render a salute and thus he got a silver dollar from me on June 7, 1972. My condolences to his family, friends, fellow Marines and Class of 1975 classmates.

  • November 19, 2022
    Ann Messenger says:
    Larry was a great guy. He loved his wife Beth very much, and also his children. He had the best sense of humor, always keeping us laughing. He will be greatly missed. You couldn’t have asked for a better person. May he Rest In Peace 🙏🏼

  • November 17, 2022
    Alan Hancher says:
    R. I. P Larry. I’ve never known a better person.

  • November 17, 2022
    Roger Moore says:
    We had a blast at boat school. Condolences to family and friends. SF!

  • October 18, 2022
    Mark Lunny says:
    Larry was a great guy and a great football player at the US Naval Academy. He was honest, direct and forthright. He always provided an encouraging word to those who needed it. He will be sorely missed. I knew him from the Navy football team. Very sorry for your loss.

  • October 18, 2022
    Mark Lunny says:
    Larry was a great guy and great football player at Navy. I knew him exclusively from football and our Naval Academy experience. He was honest, direct and forthright and he always had an encouraging word for anyone who needed it. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • October 17, 2022
    John L Kittler says:
    Larry - really enjoyed serving with you as Battalion Adjutant when you were the 2nd Batt Cdr at USNA. I remember our first outside formation on the terrace between Bancroft Hall and MacDonough Hall when I managed to make "Battalion !- Atten-shun !" echo off the walls and the covered portico between the two. We all had a good laugh about it. Then there was another time when I did the about face and was nose to nose with you. We both laughed and I did a two steps backward harch... RIP and God bless you my friend, see ya again someday, you will probably be part of St Peter's Guard at the Pearly Gates.