Chauncey "Jack" J. Newell

January 17th, 1927 - December 3rd, 2017

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     Chauncey “Jack” Newell, 90, of Millcreek Twp. passed away Sunday December 3, 2017 at Forestview Skilled Nursing. He was born in Manchester, NH. January 17, 1927 the son of the late George and Lucy (Montgomery) Newell.


     Jack was named after his grandfather, Chauncey Jackson Newell and was raised in Nashua, NH. After high school he enlisted in the Navy, was accepted into and finished radio and radar school which lasted 16 months. He spent 6 months on the island of Peleliu during WWII. After discharge from the Navy, he attended the University of New Hampshire on the GI bill and graduated with “Magna Cum Laude” honors with an Electrical Engineering degree. Jack worked for General Electric all his career until his retirement in 1987.


     He obtained a Professional Engineering license in 1959. He held design and manager positions in the engineering section of the Direct Current Motor and Generator Dept. in Erie. His major contribution was in the design and application of DC motors powered by static, electric power supplies.


     Since retiring, he has consulted on DC motor applications, contributed 2 sections in a “Handbook of Electric Motors” published in 1995, and written several articles about power requirements for electric cars.


     He enjoyed walking and skiing, played golf, but poorly and was left handed, he also wrote his own obituary.


     Jack was preceded in death by a lot of great people including his parents, his first wife, Dorothy (Seib) Newell, his second wife Helen (Fleshman) Newell and his sister, Elizabeth Evans.


     Survivors include a daughter; Nancy Ann Tive (husband Bruce) of Monument, CO., one son; Scott Jackson Newell of Erie, 3 stepsons and their families; Edward Shoup, PhD of Sterling, VA., Eugene Shoup of Sun City, AZ., and Bob Fleshman of Bowling Green, OH.,4 grandchildren, 9 step-grandchildren and his dear friend, Annette Hoke of Erie.


     Friends are invited to call at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th St. at Greengarden Blvd. Friday from 2 p.m. until time of services at 4 p.m. officiated by Rev. Jonathan Curtiss.