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LeRoy "Bud" Newcomb, Jr.

Born: Tue., Jun. 23, 1931
Died: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018


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LeRoy “Bud” Newcomb, Jr., 86 of North Liberty passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Briarcliff Nursing Home, South Bend.

He was born on June 23, 1931 in South Bend to the late LeRoy J. and Madeline (Smith) Newcomb, Sr.

On October 26, 1956 in North Liberty he married Donella J. Kurzhal who survives.  He is also survived by his daughters, Laura A. (Jerald) Denton of North Liberty and Sarah J. (Barry) Bottorff of Plymouth; his son, Chris J. (Debbie) Newcomb of North Liberty; three grandchildren, Jennifer (Jason) Knepp, Hannah Bottorff and Kyle Denton, six great grandchildren and one sister, Janel Hammaker of Warsaw, IN.

Bud was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Melissa Newcomb and his sister, Marilyn Haase.

He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Pharmacy, while at Purdue he was in the ROTC Program and went into the U.S. Army as a 2nd Lieutenant proudly serving his country during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Liberty Drugs, North Liberty where he worked for many years as the Pharmacist. Bud was a member of the NRA, Lakeville Pistol Club and the Indiana Pharmacy Association.

Bud enjoyed fishing, hunting and taking walks in the woods with his beagles.  He loved target practicing and was an Expert Marksman.  He also loved spending time with his family and grandchildren all whom he loved and cherished.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at the North Liberty United Methodist Church.  Burial will take place Westlawn Cemetery, North Liberty.

The family request memorial contributions be made to the North Liberty United Methodist Church, 107 South Main Street, North Liberty, IN 46554 or Heart to Heart Hospice, 20 W Edison Rd, #122, Mishawaka, IN 46545.

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Pam Elkin
   Posted Tue January 23, 2018
Sarah,
Your father was a fixture in North Liberty for so many of my growing up years. A truly nice man and a friend to many. I remember standing and listening to your dad and my grandparents and uncle talking to him if they met on the street or in the drug store. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Robert & Michelle Nyari
   Posted Tue January 23, 2018
Aunt Donnie and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss Uncle Bud. May he remain with us in our memories.


Robert & Michelle Nyari

Bill & Helen Doan
   Posted Tue January 23, 2018
Condolences to the family. Bud will surely be missed but not forgotten as he will live on in your memories. May he rest in peace.

Jill Cecil
   Posted Tue January 23, 2018
So very sorry to hear about LeRoy. (That's what I always called him when Tikaa and I would visit.) I have missed seeing him at Heritage Point. Oh how he loved dogs. He would always talk about Beagles while petting Tikaa. We had some great conversations. Wishing all of you many wonderful memories of your time together.

Robert Miller
   Posted Wed January 24, 2018
I worked with Bud at McKinley Pharmacy in South Bend in the late 60's and early 70's.He was a mentor to me as young pharmacist. He was a great friend and compassionate pharmacist. R.I.P. Bud. you were a good man.

Tim KURZHAL
   Posted Mon January 29, 2018
Aunt Donella,Laura,Sarah and Chris. very sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Bud. Everytime I talked to him he always treated me with respect and always was interested in what was going on in my life. a truly nice man. very sorry for your loss

Shelly Platz
   Posted Wed May 02, 2018
Donnie,

Sorry to hear about your husband's passing!I worked with you at Wilcox a very long time ago!

Sarah,

Sorry for the loss of your dad!

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