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David Richard ‘Dave’ Newbery, 73, a man of faith and commitment

David Richard 'Dave' Newbery
David Richard ‘Dave’ Newbery

HAMPSTEAD — David Richard “Dave” Newbery, 73, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. David was born July 3, 1946, in Rockville Centre, New York, son of Percy Cooper Newbery and the late Joan Clifford Newbery.

Dave served his country during the Vietnam War and later went on to re-enlist as an Army reservist. He became a company commander and earned the rank of captain during his 19 years of total service.

He served his community as a volunteer firefighter in the prestigious Freeport Fire Department Truck 1 for over 50 years. He provided compassion and care to all of his patients as a critical care nurse at Nassau County Medical Center, East Meadow, New York, for 30 years. Dave Newbery was a man of faith and commitment. He found solace and joy through prayer and devotion to his church. He leaves a legacy of compassion, servitude and love for family.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Elizabeth “Liz” Newbery; son, David Newbery (Renita) of Freeport, New York; daughter, Elizabeth Cates (Jasmine) of Hampstead; four grandchildren, Thomas, Michael, Anna and Sarah Newbery; eight siblings, Joanmarie Angelo (Sal), Suzan Pavlik (Steve), Bruce Newbery (Karen), Guy Newbery (Mary), Kellie Hinrichs (Gary), Kim Paskalis (Andrew), Christina Furlone (Robert) and Jennifer Mead (Matthew); and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, at Andrews Hampstead Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 8, at St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church with Pastor Sam Zumwalt officiating. Inurnment, with military honors, will be held in Long Island National Cemetery (Pinelawn), near Melville, New York, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in David’s memory may be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Share online condolences with the family at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory.

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