Robert Allan New, 62, of Elyria, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the home of his niece Deborah, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born January 31, 1951 in Amherst. Robert was a lifetime resident of Elyria.
He proudly served in the United States Marines. Robert was employed at Lorain Ford Motor Company for 35 1/2 years, before retiring in 2006 as a torque inspector.
He loved working and collecting Harley Davidson memorabilia. Robert enjoyed watching old vintage TV shows like Andy Griffith and The Walking Dead. His greatest joy was being with his family and friends.
Survivors include one niece, Deborah O’Brien; three great nieces, Jessica O’Brien, Amanda O’Brien, Cheyenne Borer; and one great nephew, Dakota Denney.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oren in 1992 and Lola Frances New in 2013 (nee Rexroat); brother, Stephen D. New in 2009; sister, Alice M. Denney in 2012; and his niece, Deanna M. Borer in 2010.
Friends may call Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 10 A.M. until the time of the funeral service at 12 Noon at the Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. The Rev. Jayson Samons, Pastor of North Lake Missionary Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, South Amherst.
Additional information and online register book are available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com