Obituary of Francis Kosier Newcomer, Jr.
Francis K. Newcomer, Jr., 105, passed away on December 25, 2022, at his home in Morris Township, NJ.
Francis was born in the Vancouver Barracks, WA. He lived in Falls Church, VA, prior to moving to Morris Township 55 years ago.
Francis graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1939. He then went on to earn his B.S., MBA degrees from Stanford University in 1950, and graduated from the National War College in 1960.
Francis was a career officer with the U.S. Army until his retirement in 1967, as an Army Colonel. He proudly served his country during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. During his military service, Francis was awarded the Legion of Merit, as well as many other military decorations.
Francis worked for 15 years in the pharmaceutical Industry as a Long-Range Planner for Warner Lambert and then The Mennen Company until 1982. After leaving Mennen, he worked in real estate and maintained his license until he turned 100 in 2017.
He was a member of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), and of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Morris Plains.
Francis is survived by his devoted children, Elizabeth Gahart, of Bridgeton, NJ, Francis and Jeryl Newcomer, of Albuquerque, NM, Mary Newcomer, of St. Ferreol, France and Katherine G. Newcomer, Esq. (Scarano) and Louis Scarano, of Pottersville. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren, Brent Newcomer, Heidi Newcomer, Nathan and Egle Newcomer, Rene Gantet, Nicolas Gantet, Clarissa Scarano Marvin and Jesse Marvin, and Laura Scarano in addition to great-grandchildren MacKenzie Marchbanks, Jayden Gantet, James Marvin, Nahla Gantet, Daniel and Christian Newcomer.
Francis was predeceased by his beloved wife, Jacqueline G. Newcomer in 2010.
A Memorial Service for Francis will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2022, at 1:00pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 29 Hillview Ave. Morris Plains, NJ. Interment of ashes will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations in memory of Francis may be made to: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 32 Hillview Ave., Morris Plains, NJ 07950 (https://www.stpaulsmp.org/).
Arrangements were under the care of Dangler Funeral Home, Morris Plains.
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