David Richard Newbery, 73, of Hampstead,N.C. died Sunday, November 3, 2019.
David was born July 3, 1946 in Rockville Centre, NY, son of Percy Cooper Newbery and the late Joan Clifford Newbery.
Dave Newbery served his country during the Vietnam War and later went on to re-enlist as an ARMY reservist. He became a company commander and earned the rank of Captain during his 19 years of total service. He served his community as a volunteer firefighter in the prestigious Freeport Fire Department Truck 1 for over 50 years. He provided compassion and care to all of his patients as a critical care nurse at Nassau County Medical Center, East Meadow, NY for 30 years. Dave Newbery was a man of faith and commitment. He found solace and joy through prayer and devotion to his church. He leaves a legacy of compassion, servitude, and love for family. God, Family and Country was his motto.
In addition to his father, he is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Elizabeth "Liz" Newbery; son, David Newbery (Renita) of Freeport, NY; daughter, Elizabeth Cates (Jasmine) of Hampstead, NC; four grandchildren, Thomas, Michael, Anna, and Sarah Newbery; eight siblings, Joanmarie Angelo (Sal), Suzan Pavlik (Steve), Bruce Newbery (Karen), Guy Newbery (Mary), Kellie Hinrichs (Gary), Kim Paskalis (Andrew), Christina Furlone (Robert), and Jennifer Mead (Matthew); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial visitation will be held Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at Hungerford & Clark Inc. Funeral Home, from 7pm-9pm,
Inurnment, with military honors, will be held Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn, N.Y. at 1:30pm.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in David's memory may be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).