Joseph L. Newkirk
June 10, 1955 - December 6, 2020

Joseph L. Newkirk

Joseph L. Newkirk
Jun 10, 1955 - Dec 6, 2020

Joseph L. Newkirk
Iframe toggler
Plan Ahead
Send Sympathy Gifts
Find Us On Facebook
Free Newsletter

Family and friends may visit on Friday, December 18, 2020 from 4pm to 7pm. If you would like to attend, please reserve your space here:

Joseph L. Newkirk, 65, of Hurley, NY, passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at home in Hurley, NY. He was born June 10, 1955 in Kingston, NY and was a graduate of New Paltz High School, Class of 1973.

Joseph was a truck and bus driver for many years, having driven for the Department of Corrections, Loop Transit, Mountainview Coach Lines, Mulligan, and Birnie Bus Service.

Joseph fondly remembered his high school days playing football in jersey #56. He was an avid Yankee fan. However, most of all he loved cars and motorcycles. On a nice day you could always find him fishing or driving around in his car listening to music.

Joseph was predeceased by his father, Stanley Newkirk and his sister, Susan Newkirk. Joseph is survived by his mother, Joyce (Seymour) Newkirk of Rifton, his son, Joseph Newkirk and his wife Sage of Kingston, his grandchildren, Austin, Nathaniel, Garrett, and Mackenzie, his brother, Daniel Newkirk and his wife Marcia of Hurley, his sister, Trisha Graff and her husband Rick of the Town of Ulster, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles.

Arrangements entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, Inc., 326 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401, where family and friends may visit on Friday, December 18, 2020 from 4pm to 7pm. If you would like to attend, please reserve your space here:

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made in Joseph's honor to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at 199 Water Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10038 or A tribute for Joseph can be found at, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.

Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, Inc. on Dec 18, 2020


Eric Keyser on Dec 18, 2020

Kristean Palmateer on Dec 13, 2020

I just found out that he passed. He was best friends with my daddy Don E Palmateer and my mother Barbara M Palmateer ( Miller). He stop bye and all of them talked about school and what they did . Joe and my dad racing cars on the Flats in New Palzy my dad win and joe thought it was cool doing that. I Heard a lot of stories. My daddy was sick 10 years ago joe came and seen us and joe stopped coming around I guess scared of losing his friend. But he did lose his best friend this year on May 3-2020 and NO IT WAS NOT COVIE-19 Natural causes. Joe came to last to see my daddy Don Palmateer but he came to say good bye. There’s a lot of memories of all of them. Joseph JR I know what your going through is hard and I will not say it’s gets easy because it doesn’t get easy losing a parent is hard around holidays and birthdays wishing your dad was here my dad and your dad were best friends they had their ups and downs but they thought I’m very sorry to you and your family on the loss of your father I found out last night for my mom when her brother told her. Me and my mom are sending our prayers to you and your family from my family merry Christmas and happy New Year’s. But he’s with my dad now and his loved ones and they’re racing the cars and he’s at the races watching my dad race we’ll see them one day job keep your head up. From Kristean, Barbara and my family Palmateer sending prayers to you guys.P.S if you guys need anything just reach out.

Linda Soto-Cruet (DePuy) on Dec 12, 2020

Joey always made me laugh! He was a very sweet man! RIP dear friend!

Danielle Marks on Dec 12, 2020

Joe was a great friend to my parents Joe and Linda Stone. He would always stop by the house on his bike or in a car and shoot the breeze with my dad. Usually about old times and the great memories they shared. Rest in Peace Joe until we meet again.

Paul Roberts on Dec 12, 2020

Joe was a great friend over the years we kept in touch always asking about me and my family when we had bad weather in Alabama .Brother we’ll meet again one day I’ll miss you friend

Phil Weaver on Dec 12, 2020

Have need heard from or seen Joe in decades, until I found him on Facebook. A northside kid we frequently end eup in the same circles growing up. He was a year behind me in school, but we were at the same school bus stop for three years. He was a good man and so sorry to hear of his sudden passing.

Joe and Linda Stone on Dec 11, 2020

CandleYou were the best was looking forward to your visit to us in AZ, Love you will miss you



Add a photo

The services for Joseph have not yet been added. Please sign up below to be notified when the services are ready.

Get Notified When a Service is Added

Have a floral question? Call +1 888-640-1035

Healing Registry Unavailable at the Moment!


Product Name




Your Shopping Cart is Empty

Jane Doe ×

What's your email address?

What Would You Like Written on the Card?

Choose a Delivery Date

* Note: Flower deliveries are limited to the highlighted delivery dates. Sunday deliveries are not available for flowers. We will try and accommodate early morning deliveries but need a 48 hours notice on placing orders for flowers. We cant not guaranteed early morning delivery if the order was placed late in the day.

Where Would You Like To Deliver To


No obituaries found

Product Details


Product Name



Iframe toggler
Plan Ahead
Send Sympathy Gifts
Find Us On Facebook
Free Newsletter
Joseph L. Newkirk

Sign in to add your memory

Login with Facebook

We will never post without permission

Just for verification: we never spam!

Joseph L. Newkirk

Share Photo/Memorial Tributes

Joseph L. Newkirk

Add to Your Calendar

Joseph L. Newkirk

Obit Checkin

Joseph L. Newkirk

Obituary Notifications

Grief Support

Joseph L. Newkirk

Get Updates - tribute notifications

Joseph L. Newkirk

Get Updates - SMS notifications

Thank you for sharing your memory of Joseph

Help show your support by providing a gift of flowers and spreading the word.

Gift of Flowers

Offer comfort and support to the family with beautiful flowers and spreads

Send Flowers Browse Flowers

Spread the Word

Help friends and acquaintances of Joseph leave memories by sharing to Facebook

Share to Facebook Share on Facebook

Try our free community resources...

Curious about what a Funeral Director ACTUALLY does?

Get an email a day for a week and really see what goes into being a funeral director

Leaving a Legacy - free helpful resources!

Click the 'sign up' button to the right to kickoff the email series and receive the workbook pdf today. Then, set your "leg...

Free Planning Reminders for Busy People

A little planning now makes a big difference later. Sign up for our free funeral planning reminders to make sure you don't ...

We are honored to help you through this difficult time.logoYour loved one never leaves our care.