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Paul Newcomb

June 5, 1946 ~ April 19, 2021 (age 74)


Paul Roy Newcomb was born June 5, 1946 in Farnum, New York.  He graduated from the University of Buffalo with a degree in Social Work. Paul had 3 brothers; Ray, Mike and Bill.  He married his client, Janet Dorton in 1971.  He graduated with a Doctorate in Social Work from Florida State University. 

Paul had 3 children; Iris, Joshua and Tatiana.  He taught at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, MI.  In 1998, he moved to South Bend, IN where he was the head of the Graduate School of Social Work and taught classes.  Paul retired in 2012.  He married Madelon Miller in 2001, after years of marriage with Janet.  Paul also had 2 step-daughters with Madelon; Nichole and Alyssa.  He had 2grandchildren, Tim Ota and Noelle Ota and a step grandchild from Nichole named Sebastian. 

After retiring from full time work, he and Medelon were substitute teachers for several years. 

Visitation for Paul will be on Monday, April 26, 2021 from 2pm – 5pm at Halbritter Wickens Funeral Home 615 E. Main St. Niles. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 11:00 am at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.  Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials in Paul’s name may be made to St. Mary of the Immaculate Catholic Church 219 S. State St. Niles, MI 49120.

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April 26, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Halbritter Wickens Funeral Services
615 E Main Street
Niles, MI 49120

April 27, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
219 S State St
Niles, MI 49120

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