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Roger M. Newkirk Sr.

Mr. Newkirk

Roger M. Newkirk Sr., 57, of Johnstown, loving husband, father, son, brother and friend, passed away Friday, January 10, 2020, at home.

He was born December 23, 1962, in Amsterdam.

Roger was a graduate of the Oppenheim-Ephratah Central School in 1982.

He was employed with Callanan Industries in Pattersonville for over 25 years.

Roger was a member of the Cobleskill Eagles Club and the Ephratah Rod and Gun Club. He loved camping, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Newkirk, whom he married on August 14, 1982; one son, Roger M. Newkirk Jr. and his wife Crystal; one daughter, Erin Wilmot and her husband Tim; two sisters, Debra Jezowski and Susan Maye and her husband Tom; grandchildren, Kaylee Newkirk, Allyson Newkirk and Timothy Wilmot; his father, Roger E. Newkirk and his wife Sharon; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Roger was predeceased by his mother, Mary Luft Newkirk; and his brother-in-law, Randy Jezowski.

Funeral service for friends and family will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at noon at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 East Main Street, Johnstown. There will also be a period of visitation prior to the service from 11 a.m. until noon. The Rev. Dr. R.W. Williams will officiate.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, from 4 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will be in North Bush Cemetery in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 28 West 44th Street, Suite 609, New York, NY 10036.

Condolences may be made to the Newkirk family at www.agcolefuneralhome.com.