July 11, 1934 ~ September 4, 2016
She was the beloved wife of the late Captain F. Norman Newcomb, USN; the
devoted mother of Wayne (Mary Beth) Newcomb of Plano, TX, Robin (Erick) Lermo of Springfield, VA and David (Nancy) Newcomb of Alexandria, VA and loving grandmother of Leslie and Peter Lermo and Lydia Newcomb. Mrs. Newcomb was married to Captain Newcomb for 45 years. A devoted Navy wife and mother, she established and maintained homes for her family in a variety of towns in the U.S. and Okinawa. Since 1974, she lived with her husband in Springfield until his death in 2006. Prior to her marriage she worked as a Registered Nurse in a New York City hospital and a private physicians office. She was a graduate of Saugerties, NY High School and White Plains NY Hospital School of Nursing. Mrs. Newcomb volunteered as a nurse on Okinawa and as a classroom assistant at a local school on Okinawa teaching English. She also volunteered at several local schools in the Springfield area. She was a 33 year employee of Kaiser Permanente in Springfield and Burke. Mrs. Newcomb enjoyed sewing, needlepoint, knitting and crafting in her spare time.
She has eagerly rejoined Captain Newcomb in spirit and will be greatly missed by her family, relatives and friends. A graveside service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
ServiceArlington National Cemetery
November 15, 2016
CemeteryArlington National Cemetery
November 15, 2016
Ruth was a dear friend of my sister, Virginia Doerr Harvey. As the younger sister, I loved being around them and especially enjoyed visiting Ruth in her NY apartment with Ginny. I send my deepest sympathies to Wayne, Robin and David. Ruth, may you have everlasting peace as you join Norm.
So many wonderful memories and conversations with Ruth during our years together at Kaiser. What a beautiful woman and friend …. Know that she is now at peace, healed and wondering the streets of gold hand in hand with the love of her life, Norman. Lots of love, prayers for the family and giant Airhug to Ruth in Heaven …… é���é���é�A�a���é���é���é�A�a���
My memories of Ruth are old but I still have them. We were classmates at the U Conn and White Plains Hospital School of Nursing. Wish I had known she was in VA.