Robert H. New
The Reverend Robert Henry New died peacefully from natural causes Nov. 20, 2016, in Portland, Ore. He was born in Rochester on Sept. 23, 1927. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Gordon Balgarnie New and Ethel Bailey New; brother, Gordon S. New; and sisters, Elizabeth and Marion New. He was married in 1951 to Marian Merchant, of Minneapolis. Bob is survived by their five children and 15 grand- and great-grandchildren. Bob was a graduate of Shattuck Military Academy. He received a B.A. from the University of MN and Master of Divinity from Bexley Hall Episcopal Seminary. Bob served 14 parishes in Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina and Virginia. Bob ended his active ministry after serving 50 years as a priest. A memorial celebration will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m. at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 8706 Quaker Lane, Richmond, VA 23235. Memorials may be sent to St. Michael's Church. Springer and Son Aloha Funeral Home and Crematory, Aloha, Ore.
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