Frank E. Newell, 83, of Stahlstown, died Sunday, December 20, 2020. He was
born April 25, 1937 in Stahlstown, a son of the late Ernest and Phylis Hood
He was a member of the Stahlstown Trinity United Methodist Church. Being
active in sports throughout his teens, especially baseball, in 1956 he signed on
as a minor league pitcher in the Pittsburgh Pirate organization and from
1988-1991 coached for the St. Vincent Bearcats baseball team.
While working, and supporting his family, he also attended night school,
obtaining a college degree at the University of Pittsburgh in Metallurgical
Engineering. Frank was employed as a Quality Assurance Superintendent at
Teledyne VASCO and later started his own company N.E.M. Corporation. He
also volunteered and was the chairman for the Stahlstown Flax Scutching
Festival for many years.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved wife Shirley
Huffman Newell, a son Russell Newell, and three brothers; William, Richard and
He is survived by his daughter Kandi Newell (Dave Cramer) and her daughter
Hadleigh Nair of Rector, his son Erik Newell (Elizabeth) and their children
Kennedy and Nicholas Newell of Celina, Ohio, two brothers; Harold Newell
(Edith) and Robert Newell (Peggy) all of Ligonier, several nieces and nephews.
At Frank's request all services were to be private at this time and a Memorial to
be announced at a later date.
The family would like to convey their appreciation for the kindness and care the
staff at Life’s Promise provided.
McCabe Funeral Home, 144 East Main Street, Ligonier was in charge of
Memorial donations may be made to the Stahlstown Flax Scutching Festival.
Online condolences may be made to www.mccabefuneralhomespa.com.
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