Charles A. “Charlie” Newton - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Charles A. “Charlie” Newton

September 17, 1936 - May 2, 2023

Charles A. “Charlie” Newton, age 86, of Historic New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully, at home, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, May 2, 2023.

Born in Tamaqua, PA, on September 17, 1936, he was the son of the late George B. and Ella A. (Wetterau) Newton. Charlie was a graduate of Tamaqua Area High School where he ran track. He met his wife at 20 years old and they were married for 66 years. Charlie started his own electrical business and moved to Delaware, where he began a career with ICI Americas, Inc. as a pneumatic instrumentation technician for 32 years until his retirement.

Charlie was devoted to serving his community in any way that he could. He volunteered for years for the United Way and at the VA Hospital in Wilmington, where he received an award for his hours of service. He was a member and Past Master of St. John’s Lodge No. 2 A.F. & A.M. and Past Associate Grand Guardian of IOJD. Charlie was also active in the Order of Eastern Star as Past Grand Patron of Delaware and Past Worthy Patron of Caesar Rodney Chapter #8 in New Castle.  Charlie was a man of deep faith and was an active member of Hope Lutheran Church.

An avid outdoorsman, Charlie was a member of the N.R.A. and loved to go hunting, fishing, or take camping trips. He was eager to help anyone, and enjoyed working around the house, capable of fixing anything. In his free time, Charlie enjoyed being involved with his children’s activities, including Little League, Cub Scouts, Webelos, and Boy Scouts, serving as Scout Master for Troop 414. He was also a talented, amateur photographer. Charlie will always be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a man who lived by principles, and was a patriot who loved his family and his country. Charlie led by example. All who knew him loved and respected him for not what he said, but what he did.

In addition to his parents, Charlie was preceded in death by his son, William A. Newton; grandson, Walter L. Sherlock IV; sister, Mary L. Shafer; and son-in-law, Skip Godwin. He is survived by his loving wife, Joan B. (DuVal) Newton; children, Craig S. Newton (Michele), Joan E. Godwin, and Charlotte A. McCall; daughter-in-law, Jill Newton; grandchildren, Nicole Newton, Samantha Sherlock, Aaron Newton, and Aleczander Newton; and great-grandchildren, Emily, Jimmy, Ariah, and Lochlan.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 7:30 pm on Friday, May 5, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where an Order of Eastern Star and Masonic service will begin at 7:30 pm. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 10 am at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Charlie’s memory to Hodgson Vo-Tech, c/o Walter L. Sherlock IV Memorial Fund, 2575 Glasgow Avenue, Newark, DE 19702.


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17 Condolences for Charles A. “Charlie” Newton

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Sorry to hear of passing of Charlie. He will be missed by many and he always a very pleasant man.
    Rest in peace.

  • Dear Joan and family, So sorry to hear of Charlies passing. May God bring you strength and comfort. Sincerely, Gene & Joanne Small

  • This is to offer our condolences and prayers during this difficult time to Craig and his family from your shipmates at the USCG Auxiliary, Flotilla 053-12-07.

  • So sorry for your loss may God grant you and your family in this time of grief..

  • I will miss Charlie. I will never forget the sparkle in his eyes. Sending you all love, hugs and prayers for healing of all the broken hearts.

  • Joan and family, please accept my deepest, heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your father. I didn’t have the privilege of knowing your dad, but I can see without a doubt he was a wonderful man and will be sorely missed. Please send me the link so I can send a contribution. I wish I could reach out I didn’t give you a hug, Doris.

  • Thinking of you & your family, sending love & prayers during this difficult time.

  • Dear Joan,
    You and your family are in my thoughts as you grieve the loss of your father. Difficult to say “goodbye” to a parent no matter what age.

  • Prayers for all.Be there Saturday.
    Again, Prayers

  • Charlie was a very nice man. I enjoyed my time with him. Your family is in my prayers. I wish I lived closer so I could offer my condolences in person. RIP Charlie …

  • To Joan and family
    There is a reason the good Lord gives us memories. Cherish your memories of Charlie.
    May the great Healer pass His gentle hand over your heart and soul as you come to terms with this difficult loss.
    Condolences to Charlie’s family and friends. May he now rest in peace.
    Cathy, Shirley and Joey

  • Joan and Family,
    So very sorry for your loss.
    Deepest sympathy.
    Maria Gagnon

  • Joan and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, please accept my deepest, heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your father. I didn’t have the privilege of knowing your dad, but I can see without a doubt he was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. Cherrish the memories! Lorraine

  • Charlie is going to be missed by so many. For me, he will be missed at the Golden Corral in Elkton where for the past several years he was one of our customers.
    Joan, I am sorry I am unable to attend the services. My sincere thoughts are with Charlie’s family and friends.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. We will always cherish the times you and Joan sit behind us at Church. Joan you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult times.

  • Joan I’m so sorry for your loss may God ease your sorrow and think of all the good times and memories that you have made ! God Bless you and your family at this time prayers and hugs sorry I couldn’t make it to service but my thoughts are with you and your family Blessings Ginny Gesner