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Ruon Newell

June 25, 1970 — October 11, 2017

Ruon Newell

Ruon Newell Obituary

​Ruon Newell, age 47, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 at Albany Memorial Hospital in Albany after battling cancer. He was born on June 25th, 1970 in Kingston Jamaica to the late Vincent Hervin Newell and Sarah Reid Barker.

​After moving to Troy, New York in 1986 he attended Troy High School and graduated in 1989. Ruon also attended Hudson Valley Community College where he studied business, however he ended up becoming a commercial driver. Ruon loved to wear dress clothes and took great pride in his academic accomplishments as well as his Jamaican culture. He also enjoyed playing basketball and soccer.

​Ruon is predeceased by his parents Sarah Reid Barker and Vincent Hervin Newell. He is survived by his son Dilanni Newell born January of 1998. He is survived by his brothers, Glenster Singh of Long Island, Earl Ricketts Sr. of Colonie, Terrance Wright of Troy, Byron Newell of Albany, & Euclid Newell Sr. of Brusnwick, and sister Michelle Barker of Troy. Ruon is also survived by his sibling’s spouses as well as 7 niecesand 7 nephews.

​Ruon’s love and easy-going character will be deeply missed by family and friends.

A visitation will be held at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home located at 8 109th Street in Troy on Tuesday October 17thfrom 11AM- 1PM. He will be laid to rest at Elmwood Cemeteryin Troy. Floral donations can be made to the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home. All family and friends are welcome.


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