David Allen Newell, 72 years of age, passed away in Flat Rock, NC on Saturday, April 17, 2021.
David was born on December 3, 1948 at Elk County General Hospital in Ridgway, PA. He graduated from Ridgway High School in 1966 and joined the United States Navy, serving as an Aircraft repair crew member until his honorable discharge in 1973. He continued his career in aircraft and worked for Cessna Aircraft for over 35 years as an Experimental Airplane mechanic prior to his retirement.
David is preceded in death by his wife, Eva Newell, his mother, Ruth Lukehart, and brother, Randy Newell. David is survived by his daughter, Nicol Newell-Bell (Robert Bell); brothers, Ed Newell and Craig Lukehart, and sisters, Kay Pistner, Claudia Rhed, and Marla Fritz.
Per David’s request, there will be no funeral or memorial service. Instead of donations or flowers, David would want people to have a beer or a shot of Yukon Jack, go outside and go fishing or hunting, or attend a car race.