2009 - The Seventy-Eighth Annual Newton Family Reunion

Saturday July 25th 2009
  We arrived at the Middle Falls Pavilion early and decorated.
It was a beautiful day and Bob Pfannenschmidt's birthday!
George and Wilma Voss were also early birds and it was fun to get reacquainted.
Matt had a great fire going, even though we weren't cold!
We had a smaller group than usual, Uncle Chuck asked the blessingin front of 29 hungry, friendly folks.
The food was great, the fellowship was even greater.

Many videos were recorded of the folks, many photos were taken of everyone.
They will be on the Newton web-page!
We all will want to check it out.

Florence Roof, George Voss, Charles Newton

We had a business meeting and reelected Matthew Klimek as President and, Linda Pfannenschmidt as Secretary.
A motion was made and ratified to rent a pavilion next year for only 1/2 day. That is a money saver, since we are always done by 3:00 PM, that's how we will rent it.
We had spent all of the money on supplies, etc.... so, Uncle Chuck passed the hat and we collected $86.00.
We had a small fun filled auction and raised $58.50.
Total $144.50
With this money, Matthew will rent the pavilion, mail the reminders and, buy some food for next year.
We try to keep the meat simple - hot dogs and rolls, etc....
Most of our meal is good old Newton recipes!
This was fun, I can't wait until next year!
Remind all the relatives not to miss it.
Linda (Greene) Pfannenschmidt, Secretary


DeWitt Stedman Newton (1889-1968)
"The bountiful repast was greatly enjoyed by all, and there seemed no lack for food, fun, pickles or banana peelings - epically the later which landed so frequently at the Western end of the table that no one doubted who was eating at the Eastern end." 1933
"We hope that Dewitt was not ill, but the banana peelings seemed to stay at home this year." 1937
 "A delightful supper was followed by a business meeting that was called among the usual hubbub and inattention youngsters and "some" elders." 1942

Presidents Remarks:
  We had a very nice family reunion this year.
The turnout was a bit low at only 29 people but,
we ate a lot of food to make up for the difference!
This year, I scarcely had a camera out of my hand as I attempted to document the Newton Family Reunion. A reasonable amount of video was recorded as well as many photographs.
We had the fire going in the fireplace; the great big one at the Middle Falls pavilion.
All of the families were photographed in front of the fireplace.
The results are quite warm!

$85.00 hotdogs, rolls, charcoal, etc...
$30.00 Pavilion Rental
$32.56 Announcements (74 pieces of mail @ $0.44)

Genevieve (Voss) Beardsley, Daughter of Lucy (Newton) Voss.
Linda Brandt is the oldest daughter of Genevieve.

Lois Bouton, Daughter of Charles & Bessie Newton
Michael (son) & Adine Bouton.
Roxy (daughter) & Ray Brown

Charles Newton, Jr. with wife Barbra

Melanie (daughter of Naomi) and her husband Ted, with their son Kent Schumacher.
Naomi (Newton) Clingerman is the daughter of Charles & Bessie Newton.

Florence Roof, wife of the late Milton Roof.
Milton is the son of Nellie (Newton) Roof.

Jill Pepe is the Granddaughter of Lucy (Newton) Voss

George & Wilma and, Sherrie Voss.
George is the son of Lucy (Newton) Voss.

Attendance at the 79th Annual Newton Family Reunion:

Robert Pfannenschmidt
Linda Pfannenschmidt
Matthew P. Klimek
Genevieve Beardsley
Florence Roof
Dale J. Beardsley
Linda Beardsley Brandt
George Voss
Wilma Voss
Sherrie Voss

Newton Family Reunion,
Letchworth State Park

Charles Newton
Barbara Newton
Mark Stanton
Melanie Schumacher
Ted Schumacher
Kent Schumacher
Naomi Clingerman
Forrest James
Laura James

Julie Pepe
Steve Pepe
Nicole Pepe
Jim Pepe
Carrie Pepe
Roxy Brown
Ray Brown
Adine Bouton
Michael Bouton
Lois Bouton

Esther Newton Greene (1917-2008)
Esther Elizabeth Greene, 91 of Endicott, N.Y., passed peacefully into Heaven on December 31, 2008 with her daughter-in-law singing "Jesus Loves Me" to her. She was born March 10, 1917 in Watertown, N.Y., the daughter of the late Charles and Bessie Newton. Esther was the loving wife of the late Edward "Ned" Greene; and dearest mother of Larry (Miriam) Greene, Beaver Dams, N.Y., Mel (Mary) Greene, Dryden, N.Y., Dennis Greene, Steve (Wanda) Greene, Mary Esther, Fla., Linda (Bob) Pfannenschmidt, Endicott, N.Y., Ramon (Carolyn) Greene, Fredericktown, Ohio, and Randy (Liz) Greene, Hoboken, N.J. Esther was the dear sister of Naomi Clingerman, Charles (Barbara) Newton and Lois Bouton; and is survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Loving grandmother of Denise (Ken) Webb, Lisa (Leal) Saunders, Lori (Mark) Parris, Chris Alimonti, Kevin Quon, Edward Quon, Molly (Jess) Swain, Kelly (Charlie) Work, Joanna (Kevin) Hochgraber, Steven (Susan) Crowley, Patrick (BriAnne) Crowley, Robert (Brandy) Crowley, Kaylin Greene, Trisha (Brett) Johnston, Matthew Klimek, Dina VanSickle, Adam (Jessica) Greene, Amanda (Eric) Bressi, Caleb (Alli) Greene, Hannah Greene, Jason Greene, Heather Faith Greene, Heather Davis, Crystal Greene, Grace Greene, and Anna Greene; and numerous great-grandchildren. Mrs. Greene was a lifelong member of the Endicott Community Church of the Nazarene and served the Lord gladly all the days of her life. She will be especially remembered as the "Card Lady," always sending out hundreds of greeting cards with special messages to everyone she knew for as many years as she was able. The family wishes to thank the most wonderful, caring staff of the Vestal Nursing Center, Magnolia Unit, who cared for her like she was their own. Esther touched all our lives from the bottom of her heart for as long as she lived. She will be missed and loved always.
Funeral and Interment Services were held at the Endicott Community Church of the Nazarene, 3181 Union Center Maine Highway, Endicott, with the Reverend Dan Eddings, Pastor of her church, officiating.

Esther Newton Greene is the daughter of Charles Milton Newton (1892-1982) and Bessie Mae Renner Newton (1893-1984)

Be Ye Thankful: What I have to Be Thankful For
by Esther Newton 1926

In this School assignment dated November, 1926,
Esther Newton describes her age as 'Going on 10 years old'.

Be Ye Thankful: What I have to be Thankful for
1.    For Mother and Father
2.    For our car
3.    For a home in which to live
4.    For our school books and, school
5.    For our teacher
6.    For railroads
7.    For pure air
8.    For a library to read from
9.    For clothing
10. For food
11. For living in America
12. For good health
13. For our cow
14. For brother and sisters
15. For rain and sunshine and wind
16. For not being deaf, dumb or blind

Postage stamp issued in 2009
(returned Newton Reunion announcement)

Linda (Greene) Pfannenschmidt, Secretary

2009 Newton Family Announcement