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Newell K Whitfield

September 12, 1961 - March 12, 2021

Newell K. Whitfield, age 59, of Encinitas, California, passed away Friday, March 12, 2021 at his home in Encinitas. He was born September 12, 1961 in Lorain, OH the son of Ruthie Mae (Price) Whitfield.

Newell was united in marriage on June 28, 1994 in Santa Barbara, CA to Christine (McNerney) Whitfield, spending the next 26 happy years of their lives together. Newell was an avid basketball player and boisterous fan. He coached youth basketball and coached his daughter Bridget from the moment she could hold a basketball. He was a gym enthusiast and knew everyone at the YMCA. He remained an avid Cleveland Browns and Cavaliers fan. He enjoyed traveling, going out and meeting new people, and was loved by all he touched.

Newell spent his career as an Engineer in Telecommunications. At the University of California San Diego he managed an expansive cable systems for over 10 years. He also consulted for Telecommunications companies throughout the country and Mexico. There is something in your house that he developed or implemented, he is a Pioneer.

He is survived by his wife, Christine Whitfield and his children, Newell Whitfield Jr. of San Diego, CA and Bridget Whitfield of Encinitas, CA; his sisters, Alice Goshen of Lorain, OH; Lutica Ann Whitfield of Louisville, KY; Martha Jane Beard of Lorain, OH; Olivia Whitfield of Louisville, KY; Alia Lee of Louisville, KY; and brothers Steve Whitfield of Lorain, OH; Stanley Whitfield of Lorain, OH as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruthie Mae Whitfield; his brother, Herman G. Whitfield and his sister, Dalphine Rogers.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 12:00 Noon on Friday, March 26, 2021 at the Church on the North Coast, 4125 N. Leavitt Road, Lorain OH.

Social distancing and masks are required.



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Celebration of Life Service:
Friday, March 26, 2021
12:00 PM
Church on the North Coast
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