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Obituary Notice – Bryan M. Newton

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FORESTVILLE:  Bryan M. Newton, 57, of North Hill Road, Forestville, died Saturday, April 9th, 2022 at his residence. He was born in Jamestown on March 24, 1965, the son of the late Edgar L. and Althea M. (Harvey) Newton.

  He was a graduate of Cassadaga Valley Central School, Class of 1983 and was currently working as an Aide for WNY Bus Company, Dunkirk.  Bryan loved to fish on his boat with his friends, loved music, was an instructor and could play many different instruments.  He & his brother had their own band.

  Survivors include a daughter, Chelsea Newton, of Sinclairville; and a brother, Russell Newton, of Forestville.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a sister-in-law Susan Ecker Newton.

  Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday from 6-8 PM only.

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  • William Ferneza
    Posted April 11, 2022 at 5:37 am

    Bryan will be sadly missed. He was a great musician and brother.

  • Dayna Nestor
    Posted April 11, 2022 at 9:38 am

    So sorry for the loss of Bryan. I knew and worked with Bryan when he lived in Tunkhannock,PA and kept in touch with him over the years. Bryan loved playing his guitar and was truly a kind soul. Rest in ✌!

  • Lisa Courson
    Posted April 11, 2022 at 12:48 pm

    Sending love and hugs to Russell and family. Bryan was a very special friend to me for many years. I will truly miss our talks and his sense of humor! And Hugs, most of all I’ll miss his hugs!

  • John Mateszon
    Posted April 12, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    So sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. I had the privilege of playing music and hanging out with Brian a few times. A great musician and a great guy. He will be missed.

  • Linda
    Posted April 12, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    I just heard tonight and I am speechless and sad. So young and just turned a new year. Til we meet again my friend. I hope we can laugh at how well we played our parts in this life walk. Thank you for your presence in the world. Fly free and thank you for the memories.

  • Pete Nestor
    Posted April 13, 2022 at 5:44 pm

    Bryan was a very smart, kind, talented gentleman who accomplished much. He was a wizard at guitar playing, guitar teaching, musical instrument repair, violin building, engineering/project management and everything computer/software related. He always “took the shirt off of his back” to help any of his family/friends needing it. I have no doubt that he is jamming with Jimi, Eddie, George, Bonham and all of the legends at that great concert in the sky. We all miss you. Rest in peace brother!

  • russann newton
    Posted April 13, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    Bryan was my husband. we were apart for many years.We planned to be together soon, Bryan was the love of my life. The plans never happen now. I’m devastated.My love is gone. I love you Bryan forever.

  • Bradley Waite
    Posted April 14, 2022 at 11:08 am

    Dear Russ and all, I was shocked to learn of Bryan’s passing. I’m so sorry for your loss. I will always remember fondly Bryan’s sense of humor and great laugh. And his love of music. My sincere condolences. – Brad

  • Linda Brown
    Posted April 18, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    Bryan is a soul that touched people’s lives all over the world. You will be deeply missed. You mean the world to me, Bryan.

  • Tom Woollett
    Posted April 20, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Rusty and family, We are so very sorry to hear of Bryan’s death. We planned to come to visiting hours on Friday evening but I was sick. I’d love to talk to you. My cell is 716-450-0634.
    Tom Woollett

  • Linda
    Posted June 16, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    Bryan shared some songs he made back in the day and i have them on my ipod. if anyone wants them, i am happy to share. email me and we can arrange the transfer. not sure it will go by email, files may be too big but jump stick and mail works too.

  • Griff
    Posted August 14, 2022 at 9:35 am

    My sincere condolences, I just read about this today. Bryan was one of the best guitar players I ever worked with, no one could play and sing the blues like he could, rest in peace Bryan.

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