Roger Gavin Newell

Birth Name Newell, Roger Gavin
Gender male
Age at Death 79 years, 6 months, 8 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1928-11-22 Cooperstown, New York, USA  
Census 1940   1940 census / New York / Otsego / Middlefield / 39-22 / page 2 / lines 45-53
Death 2008-05-30 Toddsville, New York, USA  
Event Note

Roger Newell, 79, Of Toddsville

TODDSVILLE – Roger Gavin Newell of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., formerly of Toddsville, died at home in Toddsville Friday afternoon, May 30, 2008, following a battle with cancer. He was 79.
Born Nov. 22, 1928, in Cooperstown, Roger was a son of Charles A. Newell, Sr. and Mary (Gavin) Newell. He married the former Louise Bliss on Dec. 18, 1948. Over the years, Roger was employed as a bus driver for Cooperstown Central School and was also in business for himself doing small engine repair. After moving to Florida, he was employed as a maintenance man for Wellesley Inn in Fort Lauderdale. He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Louise, of Florida; two daughters, Cheryl A. Phillips and her husband Craig, of Herkimer, and JoAnn
L. Dow and John Schallert, of Cooperstown; one son, Roger W. Newell and his wife, Teresa, of Dallas; four grandchildren, Neil Dow and his wife Jaime, of Middletown, Brian Dow and his wife Teri, of Manhattan, Kan., Matthew Newell and his fiancé Tiffany, of Missouri, and Lindsay Phillips and her fiancée Jeff, of Connecticut; five great-grandchildren, Mitchell, Brianna, Kendra, Cooper and Bailey Dow; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Edna Bliss of Toddsville; four sisters, Mrs. Imogene Carter and her husband, Rodman, Mrs. Billie Williams and her husband, Quin, Ms. Noreen Newell, and Mrs. Marjorie Strait; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Charles A. Newell, Jr., and Donald Newell. There will be no services. Roger’s family wishes to thank the staff of Catskill Area Hospice, for the kind, considerate and understanding care they extended to Roger during his illness. Memorial gifts may be made
to Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820, or to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are with the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

Cause Of Death     cancer


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Charles Arthur Newell Sr.
Mother Mary Frances Gavin
    Brother     Charles Arthur Newell Jr.
    Sister     Imogene M. Newell
    Brother     Donald Newell
         Roger Gavin Newell
    Sister     Noreen Newell
    Sister     Billie Newell
    Sister     Marjorie Newell


    Family of Roger Gavin Newell and Louise Bliss
Married Wife Louise Bliss
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage 1948-12-18    
  1. Cheryl A. Newell
  2. JoAnn L. Newell
  3. Roger W. Newell

Family Map

Family Map


  1. Charles Arthur Newell Sr.
    1. Mary Frances Gavin
      1. Charles Arthur Newell Jr.
      2. Imogene M. Newell
      3. Donald Newell
      4. Roger Gavin Newell
        1. Louise Bliss
          1. Cheryl A. Newell
          2. JoAnn L. Newell
          3. Roger W. Newell
      5. Noreen Newell
      6. Billie Newell
      7. Marjorie Newell


Source References

  1. text from obituary
      • Date: 2010-03-10
      • Page:
  2. various: 1940 U.S. Federal Census
      • Date: 2014-12-06
      • Page: 1940 census / New York / Otsego / Middlefield / 39-22 / page 2 / lines 45-53