Milo “Vince” Newton, age 76, of Westerville, OH, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Kobacker House surrounded by his family after a lengthly hardfought battle with cancer. Vince was the owner of Commercial Restroom Products, a Graduate of St. Mary’s High School, a Member Knights of Columbus Council #10941 in New Albany, a U.S. Navy veteran and an active saxophonist with local bands: The Classman, The Classics, The Saxmen and Sibley’s Big Band. Survived by his wife, Sharon; son, Marc Newton of Hilliard; daughters, Amy (Mel) Meli of the UK, Kelli (Nate) Bryan of Columbus and Kristine (Colin) Cross of Westerville; step-daughter, Teresa Vaughn of Westerville; step-son, Kyle (Lain) Talbott of Milwaukee, WI; grandchildren, Jake and Laren Meli, Jack, Sam and Abbi Bryan, Drew Newton, Alex and Caroline Cross, and Nick Vaughn; sisters, Chris (John) Morton and Beth (Scott) Baren; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Milo and Betty Newton. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Saturday from 2-4 p.m. followed by a sevice at 4 p.m., Pastor Frank Carl, officiating. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The James Cancer Hospital or Kobacker House.
Dan Wheeler - Mar 6, 2017
Sharon, Ruth and I want to offer our condolences to you and all of your family.
I met Vince through our mutual business interests about 20 years ago and we became friends. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was such an avid supporter of jazz, in general and the various groups he played in, in particular. He loved, respected, and admired his bandmates-I learned a lot from Vince about music. His emailed jokes were something to look forward to-will miss you Vince…
James Burcsu - Mar 1, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of Vince’s passing. I remember well our days at St. Marry’s. We had lost touch when I moved away from the area and so I am glad that I got to see him again at some of the recent gatherings at Jean Mathews Graham’s.
richard f enter - Feb 28, 2017
My sincere sorrow to you and your family. I was a classmate of Vince and I will keep in my prayers
Ted Hamilton - Feb 28, 2017
So sorry to hear of Vince’s passing as enjoyed playing drums in our trio back of his great tenor sax sound along with Bob Weber on keyboards. Vince was a Super person to be around and converse with. He will certainly be missed and our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Vince.
Larry Ward - Feb 28, 2017
Sharon I am so sorry about Vince passing away. I so enjoyed the visit we had with all the guys back in December. Vince was truly a great friend and will be missed by all of us. I am sorry I can’t attend the services since we are in Florida and the trip might be a little to much for me. Please believe Vince wlll be in our prayers.
Jim Bruce - Feb 28, 2017
Sharon, thank you for calling. Vince has been a great friend for many years. He will truly be missed by many. He’s been ill for 6 years and now he is in Gods hands and God loves all. Your in our thoughts and prayers. Jim & Maureen Bruce
Lar Wolkan - Feb 28, 2017
Here is a video I made several years ago that highlights the Classmen and their music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3FWLFXIXzU
You may enjoy seeing it.
Lar Wolkan - Feb 28, 2017
I’m was very sorry to learn about Vince’s passing. I was the guitarist for the Classmen for several years. I was just thinking about Vince and the band a few days ago. When I saw his obit in the Dispatch this morning I was very surprised. Please accept my sincere condolences. Lar Wolkan