Honor Mission
James R. Newkirk
US Army - Korean War Era Veteran
Multi-City, NY - 12/28/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 8, Region 9
About the Mission: The family of James Richard Newkirk has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services.  James, 89, passed on Sunday, December 20, 2020.

James was a proud US Army veteran, and at his passing a resident the past 2 years of the State Veterans home in Stony Brook. He served in the Army from July of 1952 - 1957 in Germany, Battery "B", 69th AAA Gun Battalion, 90mm Army RA Artillery. For his service he received The National Defense Service Medal, The Army of Occupation(Germany) Medal and The Good Conduct Medal

He was also a former Boy Scouts of America Cub Scout Master and Order of the Arrow, Medford Youth Athletics Association Baseball Coach, member of the American Ball Park STAMPeders, a long-standing member of the Knights of Columbus - Chapter #725 of Patchogue and Parishioner of St. Sylvester's Catholic Church in Medford.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in James' obituary, available for viewin gonline on the Robertaccio Funeral Home website by clicking HERE
Primary Staging Date: 12/28/2020
Primary Staging Time: 08:30
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Robertaccio Funeral Home
85 Medford Ave.
Patchogue, NY 11772
Lead Ride Captain: John Fenech
Lead Ride Captain email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 631-793-0096
Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

The Mandatory Rules for Covid-19 protection practices...these WILL be strictly enforced.

  • Stay a minimum of 6 feet apart from each other at all times.
  • No handshaking, fist-bumping, hugs, cheek kissing or any other physical contact.
  • Follow all Covid-19 protection practices as described on the CDC website.
  • Click this url to review: CDC - Prevent Getting Sick
  • If you are not feeling well in any way, please do not attend this Mission.
  • * ADDITIONAL MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: Wearing a protective face covering of some kind is required...homemade facemask, bandanna, etc. (Patriotic face coverings would be particularly appropriate) This will not only provide an extra layer of protection to ourselves and others, but will send the message that the PGR takes this crisis seriously and is performing this Mission responsibly.
Special Information: For anyone that would like to attend, the wake will be Sunday 12/27/20 at Robertaccio Funeral Home, 85 Medford Ave, Patchogue, NY 11772, from 2:00-4:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? yes
Second Staging Date: 12/28/2020
Second Staging Time: 10:45
Second Stage - AM or PM: am
Second Location: Calverton National Cemetery
Front Entrance
210 Princeton Boulevard
Calverton, NY 11933
Second Lead Ride Captain: Sue and Gene Frohnhoefer
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Second Stage - Special Information:  
Is there a Third Stage to this Mission? no
Submitted by: John Fenech
Email of Submitter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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