Herbert H. Newton, 91, of
Rutherford and Brownington, Vt.,
passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2010.Born in Long Valley,
NJ, the son of the late Max D. &
Alberta (Day) Newton, he moved with
his family to North Arlington in 1926.He graduated from Bordentown Military
Institute in 1935 and was a post graduate in 1936, having compiled an
outstanding record as a cadet and being only the fourth cadet officer to attain
the rank of cadet major battalion commander.
graduated in 1941 from RutgersUniversity
with a BS degree in Business Administration.He became engaged to his future wife, Dorothy Price, on graduation day
and they married on Dec. 25, 1941.He was called to active duty in March of 1942
and he did ground combat in the European Theatre of Operations from 1944-1946
with the 100th Infantry Division, 397th Regiment, 2nd
Battalion, fighting in France
attained the battlefield rank of Major and received the Bronze Star Medal for
meritorious service and the NJ Distinguished Service Medal.
to North Arlington, he worked in the family milk
business and became President of Forest Dairy, Inc., as well as owning several
Forest Food Convenience stores with his son, Doug, and Leisure Sporting Goods,
with his son, Glenn.
to his business activities, Herb had been involved in many professional, civic
and social events.He became a member of
the Equity Savings & Loan board in 1968, becoming the Chairman of the Board
in 1978 until its merger with Lincoln Savings in 1982.He was a Director and past president of the
West Hudson-South Bergen Chamber of Commerce, was involved with the North
Arlington United Way, was founder & past
president of the North Arlington High School Scholarship Fund, was a member and
past president of the North Arlington Lions Club and was a past Deputy Governor
from NJ Lions, District A. He volunteered many hours in readying CampMarcella so that blind children may
enjoy summers there.He was also past president and founder of the
North Arlington Little League (raking the field and constructing the dug-outs),
past Director of the West Hudson YMCA, and chairman of the building committee
He was a
member of the First Presbyterian Church of North Arlington as well as
performing duties on the board of trustees, the session, and was treasurer for
35 years.He is a Loyal Son of the
Rutgers Alumni Association, alumni of Phi Gamma Delta and was instrumental in
establishing the Rutgers Class of ‘41 Merit Scholarship.
was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy in 2007, by his sister Eleanor
Newton and his son-in-law Richard Robb.He is survived by his daughter Carol Robb of New Egypt with whom he
resided, and his sons Herb Jr. of Rutherford, Douglas and Patricia of Vermont
and Glenn and Kathleen of Whitehouse Station, NJ.He is also survived by his brother Daniel and
Mae Newton of Vermont and his
sister Alberta Newton of Kearny.
He was the
proud grandfather of Laurie (Newton)
Crowley and her husband Dennis,
Scott Newton and his wife Kerrie, Steven Newton and his wife Laurie, Susan
(Robb)Fenmore and her husband Paul, Karen (Robb) Aiello
and her husband Gregory, Pamela Robb, Seth Newton and Sarah Newton.Five great-grandchildren also survive
him:Amanda and Michelle Crowley, Aaron
Newton, Mason Newton and Leah Fenmore.
loved his family and cherished his time with them, as well as his dear friends
Robert Bunnell and Doc Emerson.He loved spending time at his Vermonthouseas well
as riding horses, snowmobiling, and using his John Deere tractor.He provided quality leadership, inspiration
and was a role model to many soldiers, friends and family.
Viewing hours will be on
Thursday, May 6, 2-4 & 7-9 at the Wilfred Armitage
& Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove
Ave., Kearny, NJ.The funeral service will be held at on Friday, May 7, at the First Presbyterian Church, Ridge
Rd., NorthArlington.Interment in ArlingtonCemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please
contribute to the First Presbyterian Church of North Arlington, 153
Ridge Rd.or the North ArlingtonHigh School Scholarship Fund, c/o
NAHS 222 Ridge Rd., North