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Craig W. Newton, Jr. | 52

November 20, 1969 - December 4, 2021

Craig W. Newton, Jr., 52, of 334 Pheasant Hill Road, St. Marys, passed away Saturday, December 4, 2021, at his residence with his family by his side, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer.

He was born November 20, 1969, in St. Marys, son of Craig Newton, Sr. and JoAnn Fritz Goodreau.  Craig was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1988.  He was the former owner of Benzinger Feed & Game Farm and Boarding Kennel as well as an employee of the United States Postal Service in recent years.

On June 24, 1995, in the Sacred Heart Church, Craig married Julie Schlimm, his best friend and love of his life. 

Along with his wife, Julie, his mother, JoAnn, and his father, Craig, he is survived by three daughters: Taylor, Tori, and Payton Newton all at home; his son: Ryan Newton at home; his sister: Dawn Swicklik and her husband Kevin of Mountain Top, PA; his step-father: Steve Goodreau of St. Marys; his step-mother: Lucy Newton of Hummelstown, PA; and by his brothers and sisters-in-law as well as their families.

Craig was a member of the Sacred Heart Church.  He was a tremendous basketball player and simply loved all sports.  Whether it be hunting, training bird dogs, or maintaining his property on his tractor, he enjoyed being outdoors.  Above anything else, Craig was a family man.  He loved his wife and adored his children.  Craig was proud of his family and supported his children in whatever activity or endeavor they wanted to pursue.  He was their biggest fan.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 10:00AM until 11:30AM at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at 12:00PM, with the Rev. Thomas Curry, OSB, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials if desired may be made to the Elk County Catholic High School Athletic Association, 600 Maurus Street, St. Marys, PA  15857, or to a favorite charity of one’s choosing.



December 7, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Funeral Service

December 7, 2021
12:00 PM
Sacred Heart Church

Final Resting Place

December 7, 2021
1:00 PM
St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery

Tribute Wall


  1. Julie and family, so sorry for your loss. Craig was a good man and dedicated family man. He was my inspiration for getting into hunting with bird dogs! He taught me the art of training my German shorthair pointer Ziggy. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

  2. There are no words to express how sorry I am. To his entire family, my deepest condolences. You are in my thoughts.

  3. Extending our most heartfelt sympathies during this difficult time. May God grant each of you peace and comfort.

  4. So very sorry for your loss. I can still see Craig and Paul as kids hanging out at one of the two Center St. houses, playing basketball, and getting into mischief. He was a special guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  5. Julie and kids, Joann, Steve, and Dawn… I’m very sorry to hear of Craig’s passing. He was a good friend…we had a lot of great times together! Also sorry that I was unable to attend the services today! Rest easy my friend!

  6. Julie, JoAnn, Sponge, and family,
    So wish we could be there today to celebrate Craig’s life. He was a wonderful guy. Having you all in our thoughts and prayers. Know he is a whisper away, keep his memories alive in your hearts, until the day you will hold him again. Our dog Crockett loved him so much, I hope Crockett ran up to him upon Craig’s arrival! Hugs to you all!!

  7. Deepest sympathy to the Newton family. Prayers are with the family.

  8. Craig, Lucy, Julie, Ryan, Taylor, Tori, Payton, Joann, & Dawn I’m so sorry for your loss. My Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Dearest JoAnn and entire family, Such hard on the heart news . We have no words for this heart break. Prayers and friendlove sent . Larry and K8 Nekuza Bradenton Florida

  10. My condolences to Julie and the family. RIP Craig

  11. Joanne. So sorry to hear about your son. Prayers.

  12. Dear Julie and family,

    Our hearts are saddened. We will remember Craig by thinking of the baseball years and how he helped Jim coach, how he took great care of our pet and most of all by being a great classmate from 1988. Thinking and praying always for you and your beautiful children.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Jim, Susan, Dan and Olivia Wimer

  13. So sad to see this… my condolences to his family…

  14. Very sad to hear of Craig’s passing. Sending hugs and prayers to you all.

  15. Joann and family,
    Hearing you talk about Craig when he was young, it has always been apparent how much you loved him and were blessed with such a wonderful son. My sincere sympathy to you and your family. Hoping you find comfort and peace in the loving memories you have shared. Rest In Peace, Craig…

  16. So sorry for your loss, our prayers and sympathy for your family.

  17. I’m so sorry to hear this news. I remember Craig fondly from grade school. He always had such a fun energy about him that made others smile.

    Praying for the Newton family.

  18. Dear Julie and family,
    You have our sincere, heartfelt condolences. May your grief be short-lived and the celebration of his life be eternal. Anyone who knew Craig knew his life’s journey would be one of success and happiness. Dwell on the good times and his many attributes. Craig’s spirit will live on. Celebrate his passing knowing he’s about to accept his next assignment. Nothing but our good thoughts are with you.
    Take good care, Barb and Randy Kurtz

  19. Gary and I send our sincere sympathies to all of you. Craig was a huge supporter of all of his children and their passions. May your memories and love of others help you through the hard days. Prayers coming your way.

  20. Julie and children, Joann and Dawn,

    Please receive my deepest sympathy. You are all in my prayers.

    David Millsop
    Chipley, FL

  21. So Sorry to hear about Craig’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you !

  22. Julie and Joann so sorry about Craig’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you !

  23. My sincere condolences to Craig’s entire family. May God give you comfort. Keeping you all in my thoughts snd prayers.

  24. So sorry for your loss.
    You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Dean, Mary, & Ryan Hanes

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