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Marcia M. (Leverentz) Newman, 88, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed from this life on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in Schoellkopf Health Center. Born on May 8, 1928 in North Tonawanda, NY, Marcia was the daughter of the late Clarence and Matie (Baehr) Leverentz. On May 11, 1996, she married Nels E. Newman.
Mrs. Newman graduated from North Tonawanda High School and later from Kelley Business Institute. Marcia was employed as an engineering secretary for E. I. DuPont. She was a former member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in North Tonawanda and currently a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in the Town of Niagara. For many years, Mrs. Newman served as a volunteer at Mount St. Mary's Hospital and in her younger years Marcia played bocce ball on the DuPont league.
In addition to her beloved husband, Mrs. Newman is survived by step-children, Sally Mastrangelo, Nels A. Newman, Mary Lynn (Robert) Marcolini and Patricia (David) LeGault; a brother, Fred Dale (June) Secrist; nieces and nephews, James (Eileen) Leverentz, Jane Harris-Hattaway, Paul (Gloria) Leverentz, Thomas (Connie) Harris, William Leverentz, Alice (Dave) Ortiz and Brett Secrist; nine great-nieces and nephews; and many great-great-nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Marcia was predeceased by two siblings, Robert (Lillian) Leverentz and Donna (late James) Harris.
The family will be present to receive friends on Monday from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM in the Chapel of OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, in the Town of Niagara. Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral service honoring Marcia on Tuesday, May 16th at 11:00 AM which will be celebrated in Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2759 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY. EVERYONE PLEASE ASSEMBLE AT THE CHURCH. Prayers of committal and interment will follow in St. Mark's Cemetery, Wheatfield, NY.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish to honor Marcia in the form of a contribution are asked to consider Our Savior Lutheran Church.
Please visit goodlandercares.com to view her obituary, light a candle or leave a note of condolence.
Published on May 9, 2017
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