Richard M. Newberry

Richard M. Newberry

November 28th, 1969- January 9th, 2021

Rich passed away on January 9th, 2021 in the presence of loved ones at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis.

Rich was preceded in death by his father, Richard E. Newberry.

Rich is survived by his wife, Jean Mathews; mother, Virginia (Melvin) Newberry; brother, David Newberry; son, Tyler Haegele; father-in-law, Frank Mathews II; sister-in-law, Kira (Dan) Regan; brother-in-law Frank (Danielle) Mathews III, sister-in-law Kimberly Mathews; 2 nephews, Frank IV and Joseph Mathews, and many more family and friends.

Those close to Rich knew him to be a St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Dallas Cowboys fanatic.  He never missed a game.  He was a fast friend to strangers and his warmth and humor were contagious.  He loved and was devoted to his family and friends.

A memorial service will be held on February 6th at 1pm, with a Celebration of Life following immediately afterwards at the Eagles Lodge in Pacific, MO at 707 W. Congress St, Pacific, MO 63069.


  1. Janet Brown on January 31, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    Fly High Rich…you were always a great friend and a great person. Wish I could make it.

  2. Angelia Palazzolo on February 1, 2021 at 12:55 am

    I know you won’t be far from those you love however you’ll be greatly missed by many!
    Angelia Costa

  3. Janice Palesch on February 1, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    I’ve known Rich since he was a little boy when he and his family moved in across the street from me. Richie (as he was called then) was a cute little boy, who was friendly and had a sweet sense of humor. Several years ago, he and Jean moved my TV to have it repaired. A couple of years later, I sat in the hospital, waiting to see him after his health took a serious downward turn. I will always remember Rich as he was in his younger and healthier days: a sweet, kind, friendly, and helpful person.

    Rest well, Rich. All pain and suffering are over and have been replaced with comforting peace.

    Janice Palesch

  4. Rob Pixler on February 5, 2021 at 8:26 am

    You certainly lived life your own way and I loved you for that. Will forever miss your friendship but our memories will keep you here. Rest in Peace my friend. Go Blues…..

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