2017-04-20 / Obituaries

Eddie Newport

Eddie Newport is shown with his daughters Tammy and Kim and granddaughters Jessica and Stephanie. The photo was taken just over a week ago and was his final trip to Yosemite National Park.Eddie Newport is shown with his daughters Tammy and Kim and granddaughters Jessica and Stephanie. The photo was taken just over a week ago and was his final trip to Yosemite National Park.Eddie Newport


Eddie Newport, a long time resident of Mariposa, passed away on April 25, 2017 at the age of 81. 

At the age of 17 he left his boyhood home of West Virginia to join the United States Navy, where he proudly served during the Korean Conflict. 

Eddie retired in 1999 having worked in his beloved Yosemite for more than 20 years. 

Eddie was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Diane Newport. He was also preceded in death by his son, Eddie, and his wife Henny. 

He is survived by his daughters Kimberly Green and Tami (Eric) Wass. He had five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. 

A graveside service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Mariposa Cemetery where military honors will be rendered by the VFW. Rev. Steven Wass will be presiding over the service.

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I worked with Eddie in

I worked with Eddie in Maintenance for approximately 18 years.Eddie was a great person and always had a joke to share, he cracked is all up. I remember his love for the Green Bay Packers, Eddie got a bunch of us all together and we went to one of the football games in SF, had a great time. When I think of Eddie I think of fantasy football, he loved the game. My condolences to his family, Eddie was a great guy and was respected by all those that worked with him.

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