Raymond Francis Newkirk of Florida passed away on December 31, 2021. He was born October 27, 1946 in Saugerties, the son of Erwin and Betty (Fredericks) Newkirk. He graduated from Saugerties High School and attended SUC Albany. He was an Air Force veteran and served in Thailand. He leaves behind two children Trevor Newkirk of California and Julie Newkirk Blue of Oregon and two grandchildren, Sylas and Serena Blue as well as one brother, Donald Newkirk of Saugerties, and two sisters Beverly Newkirk of Saugerties and Aleta Anderson of Canada. He was predeceased by brothers Geroge, Hiland, John and David.