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Nelson J. Newhard, Jr. 93, chemist, award-winning inventor
Nelson J. Newhard, Jr., formerly of Montgomery County, died of natural causes Dec. 20, 2012 at Brethren Village, where he lived with his wife since 1993.
Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of Nelson Sr. and Bertha (Lerch) Newhard. He was married to Josephine (Mosca) Newhard for 68 years.
A graduate of Moravian College, Bethlehem, with a B.S. Science degree, he was initially employed in the Open Hearth Lab at Bethlehem Steel, progressing to work within several aircraft companies. Following those experiences he worked at Amchem Products (Ambler. Pa.) research laboratory as the Aluminum Group Leader; a position he held for 32 years. His work involved researching aluminum-surface chemical treatments, some of which included: Echo satellite (one of NASA’s first passive satellites) and post-war industries that adopted Continuous Coil Coating; introducing aluminum into automobiles; treating door and window extrusions and pioneering the cleaning and treatment protocols of beer and beverage containers. During this time he was awarded 17 patents, prepared numerous trade journal articles and delivered presentations at trade seminars.
In early retirement he was the Assistant Director of Viston, a volunteer organization dedicated to providing assistance to residents within the Lakewood, N.J. community. Following seven years of retirement, he served as Environmental Coordinator for Plummer Optics in Pennsburg, Pa. He developed a process for removing lead from waste-water for which he received an Outstanding Achievement Award.
In community service he served as President of the Oreland Lions Little League. This entailed organizing teams of 8-12 year old boys, preparing schedules and recruiting coaches and umpires for almost 300 participants.
His hobbies included interests in popular music, home handyman projects, professional sports, computers and digital photography; interests influenced by gifts from children and grandchildren alike. He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Neffsville, since 1993. During his childhood years he was a member of the Newhard Piano Quartet which consisted of his two sisters, one brother and himself playing one (or more) pianos simultaneously; mostly at local church recitals.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two daughters: Carol McMaugh and Patricia Pico, wife of John Pico; and two sons: Robert, husband of Cathy and Daniel, husband of Kathy. There are nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving is his sister: Margaret of Clearwater, Fla.
He was preceded in death by a brother: Harold; and sister: Gretchen.
Nelson’s Life Celebration Service was held at Brethren Village on Dec. 27. Interment will be in Altonah cemetery in Bethlehem. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Lutheran Social Services, East Region, 600 E. Main St., Lititz, PA 17543 in Nelson’s memory.
To share your fondest memories of Nelson visit: lifecelebration.com
Spacht Funeral Home, Lititz, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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