John Edward Newby, Jr.

March 13, 1953 - February 5, 2015

03/13/1953 - 02/05/2015

NORFOLK- John Edward Newby, Jr., 61, passed away February 5, 2015. He is the son of the late John Edward Newby, Sr. and Hazel Newby. Besides his parents he is predeceased by his loving fianceé Xiomara Eduardo. A graduate of Old Dominion University, John worked for Domestic Fuels and Lubes Inc. as a CPA for many years. He was a member of Coastal Community Church in Virginia Beach and also a member of the Windsurfing Enthusiasts of Tidewater where he served as Treasurer.

He is survived by his loving sister; Laurie Giles and her daughters, Kristen Giles, Rachel Giles; stepdaughters, Kalenna Torres, Julisa Torres, Xylia Eduardo; cousins, Marcia Kennedy and her husband, George, Chris Kennedy, Joe Kennedy and 4 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 14th at 2pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach. Memorial donations may be made to The Hospital Hospitality House, 612 East Marshall St., Richmond, VA 23219 or to the Bone Marrow Transplant Program, P.O. Box 980214, Richmond, VA 23298. Online condolences may be offered at

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G Wallace
8 years ago

I am sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one. Psalms 90:10 says, “The span of our life is 70 years, Or 80 if one is especially strong. But they are filled with trouble and sorrow; They quickly pass by, and away we fly.” Agape

Angela Sandelier
8 years ago

I can hardly believe John is gone. My prayers are with all left behind. I am consoled that he is with our beloved Xia again, and one day, we will see them both again.

Greg Hughes
8 years ago

I never sensed that there ever was any malice in John’s heart. He was fun to be with and a ready participant in almost anything along with his droll humor. He was a good man.

Judy Shaddix
8 years ago

I was so sorry to hear of John’s passing. As a younger sister to one of the 4 nerds of the 70’s, see earlier reference, I saw a lot of John in his earlier days, playing Risk, and bball in the backyard. Always in my memory is my ‘graceful’ water skiing lesson among the jelly fish!! I was so pleased to catch up at Doug’s 60th bday party. My heart is with the family.

Buddy Ivey
8 years ago

In death as in life John continues to be our teacher.A true gentleman, his door was always open and he stood ready to help everyone. His never wavering honesty and integrity set a moral compass for us all.

Karen Santoro
8 years ago

John will be sadly missed and forever in our hearts by his friends at Domestic Fuels. His gentle soul was an inspiration to all of us and that is something we will always remember.

Max Frias
8 years ago

John, I’ll always remember the great times we shared: being invited to go boating; going to the drive-ins to watch classics like “Night Duty Nurses” and getting soused on Rolling Rock; playing basketball, touch football or tennis at night and then chomping down Big Macs at McDonalds. This might seem boring and uninteresting but what do 4 nerds do in the 70s? Your family and friends will forever miss you. Rest in peace.

Lyle & Kay Ostby
8 years ago

Johnny and all of his family are in our thoughts and prayers

8 years ago

Laurie & Family, I am so sorry about John. For the short time I had

the pleasure of knowing John, he was a real trooper. Laurie, you were a great caregiver & I know there are going to be difficult days ahead. I am here if you need me. With love & sympathy, Christie & Jim

Martina Foster
8 years ago

Laurie and family,

Sorry to hear about John.Kenneth and I send ours prayers to you. You were a fantastic caregiver to him.

Kristin Olson Doeden
8 years ago

So wish we could be there with you at this time. My family sat and shared stories of boating with Johnny. All our best memories were on the water and we shared laughter and joy as we remembered him. We cherish these memories and we grieve with you at his loss. Sending all our love. Tim, Kristin, Ben, Bryan, and Blaine