Edwin M. Newth, 89, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on May 24, 2018 at Rockland Place.

He was born in Wilmington, DE to the late Willard and Virginia Newth. Ed was a graduate of Wilmington High School. He retired from Delmarva Power after 42 years. Ed was a longtime member of Peniel United Methodist Church, Jobs Daughters, a charter member of Christiana Lodge #35 AF&AM and belonged to several other masonic organizations.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Bernice Newth, his children, Donna L. Newth-Showell (Bredt), David E. Newth (Cathy), Darcy A. Newth, his grandchildren, Daryl and Derek Haines, Steven and Amanda Newth, Denise Reyes and Christopher Williams, his great-grandchildren, Gianna, Colten and Chloe and his niece Cindy Newth. He was preceded in death by his brother, Willard Newth (Jean).

Friends may call on Friday, June 1, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3710 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808 where a masonic service will be held at 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Peniel United Methodist Church, 115 E. Market Street, Newport, DE 19804. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery. Flowers are welcome or contributions may be made to the music ministry at Peniel U. M. Church.