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Richard D
Newell Sr.

January 31, 1939 – November 10, 2018

Richard Newell
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Obituary for Richard D Newell Sr.

Chief Master Sgt. Richard D. Newell USAF, Ret. 79 of Northfield passed away on Saturday, November 10 at the Shore Medical Center. Born January 31, 1939 in Rochester, NY. In 1949 his family moved to Camden, NJ where he resided until he enlisted in the United States Air Force. After over four years in the USAF he returned to NJ and joined the NJ Air National Guard. He was called to active duty for the Berlin Crisis in 1961 and the Vietnam War in 1968. He served with the 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Phu Cat Air Base while in Vietnam. During his 42 years in the service he had assignments in Spain, Italy, and Panama. In his civilian employment he was a Quality Aircraft Maintenance Superintendent with the 177th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron located on the Hughes FAA Technical Center. During his Air Force Career he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, and the AF Commendation Medal among other awards. He has lived in Northfield NJ since 1970. He is predeceased by his loving wive's; Patricia and Glenda. He is survived by his children; Kathleen Mulford and Jim of Washington, PA, Richard D. Newell, Jr. and his wife, Tammy of Kansas City, MO and Dawn Walker and her husband, Daniel of Linwood, his grandchildren; Tara Adler (Ryan), Ryan Mulford (Courtney), Sean Newell, and Colin Newell, and his loving cats, Mr. Blue and Miss Cali.
A gathering with the family will be held on Thursday, November, 15, 2018 from 6pm until 7pm at the Adams-Perfect Funeral Home 1650 New Road, Northfield. A Prayer service will begin at 7pm. Burial will be held privately by the family at the Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery, Estell Manor, NJ
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Richard's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758516 , Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or visit
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When Thursday, November 15th, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Adams-Perfect Funeral Home
1650 New Road
Northfield, NJ 08225

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Thursday, November 15th, 2018 7:00pm
Adams-Perfect Funeral Home
1650 New Road
Northfield, NJ 08225


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