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Updated: 12/05/2013 08:00:07AM

Thomas Newport Sr.

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Thomas Newport Sr, 88, of Lake Suzy, Fla., and formerly of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his home.

He was born Aug. 29, 1925, in Bloomfield, N.J., the son of Walter and Mary Newport.

Thomas formerly resided in the Blairstown, N.J., area. He served proudly in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Thomas retired from Hoffmann-LaRoche in Belvidere, N.J., after 18 years of service as a Safety specialist. Prior to that he was a dairy farmer.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Helen Pat; daughter, Virginia (Raymond) Davis of Blairstown; son, Thomas (Joyce) Newport Jr. of Hardwick, N.J.; brother, Robert Newport of Toms River, N.J.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Thomas was preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth Buckenmyer; and his parents.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at San Antonio Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to San Antonio Catholic Church, St. Vincent de Paul Society, 24445 Rampart Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33980; or the American Cancer Society, 922 Tamiami Trail, Unit C-2, Port Charlotte, FL 33953.

Arrangements were made in Port Charlotte, Fla.

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