Roger W. Newell

1948 - 2018

MESQUITE, TEXAS – Roger William Newell, a native of Cooperstown, passed away October 5, 2018, in Mesquite, Texas following a courageous battle with cancer. He was 70.

Born July 6, 1948, in Cooperstown, he was the son of Roger Gavin Newell and Edna Louise Bliss Newell. After graduating from Cooperstown Central School with the Class of 1966, he attended Stony Brook University on Long Island, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history. 

Since 1979, he had been a resident of the Dallas, Texas area and for 39 years was employed there as an engineer. A quiet man, he was very involved with amateur (ham) radio with his brother-in-law Craig and nephew Christopher. 

Roger is survived by his mother, Louise Newell of Pompano Beach, Florida; his wife, Teresa of Mesquite, Texas; his son, Colonel Matthew Newell, USAF and his wife, Tiffany, and their children, Brody and Rowan of Missouri; two sisters, JoAnn  Dow (John Schallert) of Cooperstown and Cheryl  Phillips (Craig Phillips) of Herkimer; two step daughters, Amy and Kim; step grandchildren and great grandchildren; and other family members.

He was predeceased by his father, Roger G. Newell of Cooperstown, who died May 30, 2008.

Graveside services were held October 10, 2018, at Strong Cemetery in Henderson, Texas.

Donations in Roger’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

The Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown is assisting the family locally. 

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.