He was born April 1, 1937, in Towanda, the son of Paul and Eva Brown Cranmer.
Newton graduated from Towanda High School, Mansfield State College with a Bachelors of science degree, and from Penn State University with a master's degree.
Newton was predeceased by his father, mother, and brother Gary.
He is survived by his sister-in-law, Peggy Cranmer, nephew, Kyle (Sharia) Cranmer, niece, Heather (Brian) Manchester, great-nephew, Satchel Manchester, great niece, Jessamine Manchester, and several cousins.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on March 19 in the Bradford County Memorial Cemetery.
The Kallis-McIntee Funeral and Cremation Center, Fort Lauderdale/Wilton Manors, FL assisted the family with arrangements,