Marian L. Newark

Marian L. Newark, 91, of Heritage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing, formerly of Jamestown, passed away Thursday (Jan. 10, 2019) in UPMC Chautauqua.

A lifelong area resident, she was born Dec, 11, 1927, in Jamestown, the daughter of the late James and Florence Comstock Huntington.

Marian was a graduate of Jamestown High School and prior to retirement was employed by Truck-Lite.

She enjoyed spending time with her family at family gatherings, her grandchildren, crocheting, crafts, reading books, gardening, attending garage sales and baking.

Surviving is her daughter Brenda McMurdy of Clayton, N.C.; her daughter- in-law, Linda Newark of Jamestown; her son-in-law, Harry Alford of Jamestown; five grandchildren: Lisa Spunaugle (Al Chapman) of Jamestown, Laurie Chipley of North Carolina, Kearie (Jim) Toth of North Carolina, Amy (Kevin) Patterson of Jamestown, and Brian (Rose) McMurdy of North Carolina; 11 great grandchildren: Russell Spunaugle, Dillon Lampan, Jonah Chipley, David Toth Jr., Joshua Toth, Hannah Toth, Benjamin Oswalt, Lucinda Patterson, James Patterson, Miley McMurdy and Brian McMurdy Jr.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Russell J. Newark, whom she married June 28, 1947, in Jamestown, and who died Aug. 21, 2003; a daughter, Linda M. Alford on Oct. 3, 2007; her son, Keith E. Newark on Dec. 13, 2010; and a brother, Robert Huntington.

The funeral will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Falconer Funeral Home. The Rev. Doug Penhollow of Jamestown Community Chapel will officiate.

Friends will be received by the family from 3-5 p.m., Saturday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be donated to the UPMC Chautauqua Kidney Dialysis Unit, 207 Foote Ave., Jamestown, NY 14701 or the Chautauqua County Humane Society 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701.

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