Thomas Allen Newport, 76, of Fort Wayne, passed away on September 2, 2020. Tom was the son of the late Frank and Geraldine Newport. He attended Saint Pete and Queen of Angels grade schools and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1962. Tom retired from International Harvester (Navistar), although this did not fully define Tom’s professional career. Tom was a skilled carpenter and a licensed General Contractor who plied his trade for more than fifty years. Tom was always quick to offer his help for any projects his family or friends would need. He also loved to golf, play euchre, fish, and garden.
Tom first met the love of his life, Mary Lou Brown, in the 8th grade and was married to her for almost 57 years. He is survived by her, his sons Jeff (Ann) Newport and Mark (Monica Schmieman) Newport, daughter Angie Withered, seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Jerry (Caroline) Newport and Jim (Elaine) Newport, and sister-in-law Lou Ann Newport. He was preceded in death by his brother Bob Newport and sister Betty (Dave) Mullin.
Memorial Mass will be 10:30 am, Monday, September 14, 2020 at Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 4916 Trier Rd with calling one hour prior. Visitation will be held Sunday, September 13, 2020, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association - Greater Indiana Chapter. To sign the online guest book, go to www.divinemercyfuneralhome.com.
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