Edward “Earl” Newcombe Sr. 10/31/2019

Edward Earl Newcombe Sr.

Edward “Earl” Newcombe, 86, of Rensselaer Falls, died on October 31, 2019, at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center.  Calling hours will be November 4, 4 – 7 PM at the funeral home. The funeral service will be November 5th, 2019 at 1 PM at the Kendrew Methodist Church, Missionary Ron Stiles officiating. There will be a reception at the Rensselaer Falls Fire Dept. after the burial, covered dishes will be accepted, please call Ed Newcombe Jr. at 315-276-5636 with any questions.  He is survived by, his wife Helen, sons, Edward E. and his wife Linda Newcombe Jr. of Rensselaer Falls, Mark M. Newcombe of Rensselaer Falls,  his daughter, Patricia J. and her husband Kevin Mudge of Heuvelton, brothers, Howard and Marion Newcombe of DeKalb Junction, Joseph and Marilyn Newcombe of Connecticut, Charles and Barb Newcombe of Edwards, Lawrence and Pam Newcombe of Whitehall, sisters, Ethel Newcombe of DeKalb Junction, Mary Ames of Canton, Ilene Cole of Ogdensburg, grandchildren, Edward Z. Newcombe, Jason Newcombe, Connor Mudge, Shane Mudge several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a brother, Floyd Newcombe, and a sister, Dorothy Newvine. Earl was born on March 24, 1933 in the Town of Lisbon, the son of the late, Lawrence and Marion Bush Newcombe.  He married Helen Anderson on October 7, 1962 at the Kendrew Methodist Church, Rev. Alan Bowering officiating.  He owned and operated Earl Newcombe and Sons Trucking.   Earl enjoyed cutting wood, trucking, working outside, and being a junk dealer. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Rensselaer Falls Volunteer Rescue Squad of Fire Dept., SPCA, Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, or the charity on one’s choice.

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  1. Helen & family, our sincere condolences. I first met Earl as a young child when he picked up milk cans from our farm close by. I’ve told stories how he would pick up 2 cans at a time, full of milk & from our in the floor cooler. Amazing!!! Helen, I’m sorry we can’t be there for the service or reception as we are now in Florida for the winter. You & your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Peggy & Dan Simmons

  2. Our condolences to the family of Earl,he was a good man I got to meet him while i worked at Thurman Lumber ,he was a go getter always on the go ,may you all cherish the great memories you all hold in your hearts ,RIP Earl

  3. I have known and dealt with Earl for many years, since the early 80’s when I bought my first car. I would buy parts from him because he was always the lowest price and the best used parts.

    Later in life we bought and sold stuff to each other. I sold him scrap metal, sometimes in large quantities and then when I would go to his house there was always something there that caught my eye so I would buy it from him. Sometimes he would just tell me to “take it, I don’t want nothing for it”. If he didn’t see me do it I would always leave some money where he would find it anyway.

    Earl was a class act, a great man and an even greater friend. I never went to his house that I wasn’t invited in and asked if I wanted coffee or a soda or even a meal. That kind of hospitality is gone in todays world – except from people like Earl and Helen. I will miss seeing him out puttering in the junk piles, and visiting with him when I could spare the time. I am sorry I couldn’t make the service but I was down in central NY for all of the weekend and did not get back in time to go. God Speed my friend, may you rest in God’s Grace forever.

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