Ralph Raymond 'Junie' Newell passed away Monday June 9, 2014 at his home in Burdett NY. Born in Elmira, NY on July 25, 1932, Junie was the youngest child of the late Raymond and Elizabeth Newell, having five older sisters. In his younger years, Ralph worked hard with his wife Jackie to build a Quarter Horse breeding stable at Newell Farm. Both Jackie and Junie were involved in 4H, teaching children the importance of horses. At the same time raising their own two children, Peter and Stasia, who both inherited their love of horses and farming. Ralph retired from Yellow Freight after over 35 years of driving tractor trailer. He was proud of being awarded the coveted 100, 000 mile safe drivers’ award more than once. Junie also was an amazing woodcarver and photographer. He loved nature and captured it beautifully on camera. He'd been known to drive a hundred miles just to photograph an elk! Ralph Newell is survived by, daughter Stasia Newell and her husband Tim Dunlap; his son Peter Newell and wife Anna Kost Newell; his sisters, Marjorie Bates of Fairport, NY, Irene Melcolm of Clearwater, FL, Shirley Chase of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Ralph was predeceased by his wife Jacqueline Eck Newell and his sisters, Betty Zigler and Aletha Townsand. There will be a Memorial Picnic for family and friends at Newell Farm, 4064 Logan Rd Burdett NY on Saturday June 14th at 3:00pm. Casual and fun just as Junie liked it! Call 546-7187 or 279-1881 for more info. Extra thank you’s go to Caroline of CareFirst Hospice and Kirstin of Burdett (both modest people, so no last name). These amazing women made Dad's time full of joy, while providing wonderful care. The family members are forever grateful to them! Also, a thank you (to the not so modest) Frenchy Pierce, who without being asked, became constant guardian and companion. In lieu of flowers, please donations to CareFirst Hospice, 11751 E Corning Rd, Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements entrusted to Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen. You may light a “Candle of Remembrance” or extend condolences to the family online at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com.