Joseph (Jody) Newcomb, also known as Newk, 61, of Pittston Township, passed away at his home surrounded by family and friends who loved him and will miss him forever.
Jody was born in Pittston, son of Anne Quinnan Newcomb and the late William Newcomb.
Jody graduated from St. John’s/Seton Catholic High School, class of 1977. He worked in purchasing and sales most of his career, retiring most recently.
His favorite pass time was listening to music; especially Neil Young and the Beatles. He loved playing the guitar, watching the Packers and the St. Louis Cardinals. He was an avid sports fan of all sports and rarely missed a sporting event when played by one of his children and then his grandchildren.
Despite many of life’s challenges, Jody always had a smile for everyone and he will be remembered by his infectious laugh, kindness, and his huge heart.
He was a beloved son, husband, father and friend. He was very proud to have been associated with his closest childhood friends throughout his life, although there were many… to name a few Pat, Matty, Si, cousin Thos, Bobby, Sam, Jim and Dave and his furry friend Murray. Our lives will never be
the same without him.
He was preceded in death by his father, William, brother, William (Billy) and sister Therese (Missy).
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his best friend and wife of 35 years, Nancy Deeble Newcomb. Together they had 3 children of whom he was so proud. Jason Newcomb (Nikki), Holly Hochreiter (Conrad), and Kelly Rowan (Jimmy); six grandchildren who he loved unconditionally and with his whole heart, Joseph (Jojo) Carchilla, Bryan Rowan, Kyle Rowan, Conrad Hochreiter, Calleigh Newcomb and Colin Miles; mother-in-law, Grace Casterlin Deeble, sister-in-law Linda George; brothers-in-law Bruce Deeble (Sue), Ronnie Deeble, and Scott Deeble; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family would like to extend their thanks to Residential Hospice nursing staff, who without them, it would not have been possible to bring him home so that he could be surrounded by his family and friends during his finals hours on this earth. Until we meet again Jody/Dad we will hold you in our hearts forever.
The family will receive friends and relatives for a walk-through visitation Tuesday, December 8, 2020, following CDC guideline of wearing a face covering and maintaining social distance, from 5pm-7pm in Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston with interment in St. Rocco’s Cemetery, Pittston Township.Memorial donations may be made to Care and Concern Ministries, Pittston or to your local SPCA.