R.J. Fahy Funeral Home

116 N Broad Street, Norwich, NY


Wayne Newkirk

June 16, 1948July 30, 2020

Wayne B. Newkirk, 72, of Norwich passed away on July 30, 2020. He was born in Norwich to Benjamin and Edna Newkirk, who predeceased him. He was also predeceased by his wife, Nancy Newkirk; and his daughter, Amy Cummings. Survivors include his current wife, Lucinda; his son, Greg and Carrie Newkirk; his step-children, David Archambo and Christine Manwarren, Matthew Archambo and Kathy Phelan, Stephanie Archambo-Lane, John and Terri Atwell, Jr., and Stacy Atwell; numeorus grandchildren including, Angelica Newmann, Kirstina Palmer, Angelo Archambo, Jarrod Archambo, Jillian Lane, Maxwell Lane, Catherine Newkirk, Garret Newkirk, and Riley Newkirk; and a great-grandson, Blake Newmann. Wayne grew up in Norwich and upon graduating high school he served his country in the US Navy. When he returned to Norwich, Wayne became employed at Valley Electric and later at Norwich School District, retiring after many years of service. Wayne loved to spend time hunting, bowling and watching his favorite team, the NY Giants. He was a member of the Norwich Elks Club and American Legion Post 189 in Norwich. Graveside services for Wayne will take place at 11:00 am on Friday, August 7th, at Mt. Hope Cemetery.


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Bob and Sandy Smith

August 1, 2020

Rest in peace my friend, it’s been a long and hard fought battle.
I have known Wayne and his Mom and Dad most of my life through First Baptist Church here in Norwich. All the years to me Wayne has been a friendly soul, who was honest, trustworthy, and kind.
I for one will miss him walking his dog around our block, always with a friendly "Hi! Bob, how's are things today?" I was always amazed, his dogs were from the size of a Great Dane to a Small toy poodle, evidently he loved his dogs.
You are now with your loving Mom and Dad, along with daughter Amy. There is no more pain and you are also with you loving heavenly father.

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