William Newcomb

September 10, 1926 - June 5, 2018
Portage, MI



Friday, June 29, 2018
11:00 AM EDT
Fort Custer National Cemetery
15501 Dickman Rd
Augusta, MI 49012
(269) 731-4164
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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice
6120 Stadium Dr #100
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(800) 379-1600
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Life Story / Obituary


William (Bill) Newcomb, age 91, of Portage passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. Bill was born on September 10, 1926 to John and Dorothy Newcomb. Bill is survived by his wife: Donna Newcomb; children: Nancy (David) Brown, Judy (Eugene) Morse, Thomas (Teresa) Newcomb; brother: Peter Luigi; grandchildren: Veronica (John) Brueck, Marc Morse, Amy (Chris) Gray, Ryan (Nikki) Newcomb, Charlie Newcomb , Eric (Lindsay) Newcomb, and David "Andy" (Tina) Brown; great-grandchildren: Zachery, Chloe andTyler Brueck, Olivia, Sophia and Brody Newcomb, Keegan and Kendall Gray, Maddison Morse, Nelson and Lilly Morse. Great-great-grandchild: Penelope Morse. Bill is preceded in death by his son: Michael William Newcomb; siblings: Jack, Bob, Noreen, and Pamela; and grandchild: Shawn.

Bill was an adventurous man who never stopped learning. He loved to immerse himself in books, go camping, and star gaze. He was always devoted to his family who will deeply miss him. A burial will take place Friday, June 29 at 11:00am at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Please visit Bill’s memory page at www.mccowensecord.com where you can archive a memory or photo and sign his memory book online. Memorial donations can be made to Great Lakes Caring Home Health & Hospice in Kalamazoo.

The family is being assisted by the McCowen & Secord Family Funeral Homes, 5975 Lovers Lane, Portage, MI (269-344-5600).