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July 6, 1984 – March 22, 2021

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Obituary for Brian Smith Newlin

Brian Smith Newlin passed away on March 22, 2021 after a short illness. He was born in Salem, Ohio on July 6, 1984 to Neal and Sharon Newlin. He was preceded in death by his father Neal and his sister Jessie.
His family moved to Stockton before his first birthday, so as far as he was concerned, he was a native Californian. He attended Oakwood Elementary School, Delta Sierra Middle School and Bear Creek High School. He spent two years at San Diego State before starting his career in Food Service at Starbucks. He spent some time at Twitter and Bon Appetit before landing his dream job at Workday. He got to be involved in the planning of two employee cafes, which gave him great satisfaction.
Brian was a smart, funny, thoughtful and caring person. He was easy to talk to and a great listener. He had many friends and co-workers who will miss him greatly. He was always ready with a big smile, a helping hand and a can-do attitude. He did not suffer fools gladly, but was there if you needed help.
After losing his sister to brain cancer, and watching his grandma suffer through chemo treatments for breast cancer, he became involved with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. As a Starbucks manager he was able to help co-ordinate several events in Lodi and San Leandro. He was pleased to be in a position to help and do some good.
Brian leaves behind his mother Sharon, brother Zachary, sister-in-law Courtney and two adored nieces, as well as his two grandmas and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Burial was private. A memorial/celebration of Brian’s life will be held at a later date.
Donations in Brian’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society/Relay for Life, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), or the charity of your choice.
The family wishes to thank the many friends, relatives, neighbors, and even a few perfect strangers who have helped us through this sad time. We miss him.

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Service Information

Saturday, July 17th, 2021 11:00am
Pastor Jim Healton
Colonial Rose Chapel
520 N. Sutter St.
Stockton, CA 95209

Interment Information

Winona Friends Graveyard
32114 Winona Rd.
Winona, Ohio 44460
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