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Frederick William Newnham III – The Gloversville Leader Herald

Glenville – Frederick William Newnham III, 81, of Glenville (formerly Schenectady), New York, died on January 17, 2023 of complications from chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
He was born on June 28, 1941 in Gloversville, NY to the late Frederick W. Newnham, Jr. and Dorothy (Handy) Newnham. He grew up in Johnstown, New York and graduated from Johnstown High School in 1959. On October 4, 1959, Fred met the love of his life, Janice, in Albany, New York, when they were first-year students at Siena College and Albany Medical Center for Nursing. They married on February 22, 1962. After graduating from Siena College, Fred served his country in the US Army for several years. In 1967 he was honorably discharged from the army as a lieutenant.
He began his career as a math teacher at Central Park Middle School in Schenectady, NY. Fred taught for over thirty years and influenced the lives of many students and colleagues. During his time in Central Park, he led the Central State Street Neighborhood Community’s youth program during the winter months and for six weeks during the summer. He wanted to provide students with a place to go after school during the colder months and summer. After his retirement, Fred enjoyed the time he spent with his family and friends. After the birth of his grandchildren, he was a devoted dad and loved going to his grandchildren’s baseball and hockey games.
Fred is survived by his loving wife Janice (White) Newnham, daughter Jennifer Newnham, son and daughter-in-law Rick and Mary Newnham, and daughter and son-in-law Courtney and Jerry Radford, and his adoring grandchildren Joshua and Laura Radford. He is also survived by brother and sister-in-law George and Judy Newnham, nephew George Newnham Jr., nieces Shelly Newnham Hayward, Barbara Newnham Kiser and Deborah Newnham Hoyle. In addition to his parents, his brother and sister-in-law Donald and Elaine Newnham and nephew Donald Newnham Jr. predeceased him. Fred was dearly loved by the White family and will be missed by his brothers and brothers-in-law Tom Baker, Jerry and Helen White, Richard and Amy White, Ray and Carol White, Ron White and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister-in-law Beverly White Baker and brother-in-law Philip White.
Fred was a devout Catholic who had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We therefore know that this occasion is not about “goodbye”, but about “see you later”. Fred, Dad and Papa, LUBB – Until we meet again!
Memorial donations can be made to Tunnel to Towers or the Johnstown Interfaith Churches Council Food Pantry, 26 N. Market St. Johnstown, NY 12095. At a later date there will be a celebration of life. To leave a message of condolences to the family, visit

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