Condolences for Stroma Jean Newton

Lorna Duncan posted on 6/1/20

Stroma, Our brave strong sister. Life will not be the same without you.Thank you for the wonderful memories you have left us. We love you and will miss you forever. Until we meet again, love Lorna, Mary and Roy xxx


Carol Burness posted on 5/29/20

I remember Stroma when she lived in Thurso, so sorry to hear that she has passed away. My Deepest Sympathy to all her family.


Carolyn H Stubbs posted on 5/28/20

So sorry to hear this news. Scotty and I worked together in EOC years ago when I worked part-time and she truly was one of my favorite co-workers. So kind and patient. We were in Fire Dept Headquarters downtown and we had many great talks in the break room. Sweetest person ever! My Condolences to her family. RIP Scotty! I can still hear your lovely accent.



Bernard M McPhatter posted on 5/25/20

Stroma and I Supervised together for about 14 years. I consider her a true pioneer in more ways than one. A good example was, we would go to parties with our "Black" brothers and sisters in police fire and rescue, were the only white faces there although all were invited. We had a ball and rock our socks off with our folks! I got to meet two of Stromas sisters Who are just as delightful! She loved her Queen, and made the best Shortbread every Christmas I have ever eaten. ( She used a quarter lb. of butter in every pound she made. I was shocked to hear of her death since she was so full of life. .To your family, I can only say, rest easy with the knowledge that she is at peace with our "God', and I will always enjoy the good thoughts of our lives with her. We shall all meet again!


Alberto Lamoso posted on 5/24/20

Rest in peace, Scotty. I will remember you as a professional at your job very good dispatcher and supervisor.


MPO OFFICER Hubbard (now Covey.) posted on 5/24/20

Your voice we listened to on the PD radio was always helpful, professional, and ki mb d. You were mi NJ fed ful of our safety in the field. I am truly grateful to you during my 26 years of service. You will always be remembered.


JIM SULLIVAN posted on 5/24/20

So sorry to hear this, she was one of the best Always looked out for us, checking up if she didnt hear us after a while on a call. RIP u did a great service to all of us First responders and citizens of Norfolk



R. Scarbrough posted on 5/24/20

My thoughts and prayers go out to family. I thank you for being there for my mother and myself after my sisters passing.



R. Scarbrough posted on 5/24/20

My thoughts and prayers go out to family. Thank you for being there for my mother and I when my sister past.


Barbara and Stan posted on 5/23/20

We had lots of laughs and happy times over the years.


Pia Rossi posted on 5/21/20

Strong, resilient, world traveler, fun lady, Stroma will be missed dearly heartfelt condolences to the families, RIP dear friend ♥️


Kathryn Weaver Scinaldi posted on 5/21/20

Condolences to Scotty's daughters who were the stars of her life & to all her family. I worked with Scotty for 20 years at the 911 EOC. As others have mentioned, Scotty was a powerful force and one of the strongest women I've ever met. But Scotty also could be a soft and caring friend. We shared a common thread at nearly the same time, and we shared our experiences with each other. She was a cheerleader with an optimism that paved a path to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Scotty was "that friend" who always lent her shoulder to lean on and understood the emotions when they welled up. Thank you Scotty. I don't believe she left many stones unturned She lived life to its fullest and traveled a good part of our world. Whatever lays beyond our mortal life, I'm sure she will be traveling full force ahead. Peace be with her family and friends.


Dyan McDermott posted on 5/21/20

My deepest sympathy to the entire family. She leaves so many memories at the 911 center. She truly was one of a kind


Tami McKeon posted on 5/21/20

My condolences and prayers for your loss. I worked with Scotty at the 911 center for many years. She spent many years supervisoring and passing on her knowledge. She will be missed.


Tami McKeon posted on 5/21/20

My thoughts and prayers go out to family. I worked with Scotty for many years at the 911 center, she was very dedicated & gave many years of service.


Bill Walker posted on 5/21/20

Rest in Peace Scotty. Thank you for your leadership while I was on your team. You helped make me a better Dispatcher and Supervisor. You will be missed.



Elizabeth Marsala posted on 5/21/20

What an amazing woman. She is a true example of warriors are made of. I will treasure my memories of Scotty. To quote a verse from the last card She sent to me,"Warm thoughts can make the sun a little brighter, the sky a little bluer, the world a little nicer. Just a note to let you know how much you're in my thoughts and heart right now..." You and your family are in my thoughts and heart as well... Your laughter and tales of the places you have visited warmed my heart and made me want to buy a ticket to the next adventure. Mostly, we shared "Nana Stories". She LOVED being a Nana. From one Nana to another I felt a kinship. I will miss our talks. My friend, You will forever hold a special place in my heart.


Jamie Ferris posted on 5/21/20

Sending thoughts & prayers to family and friends of Scotty. She left us with a lot of memories at the 911 center. She will be missed.


Katherine Overkamp posted on 5/20/20

They say “strong women raise strong women”. With that truth, I know Scotties legacy of strength and character lives on in the lives of the women she raised. Thank you Scottie for what you showed me. God bless and comfort your family.


Cynthia Fordham posted on 5/20/20

It was a blessing to get to know you. You were full of love and life. An inspiration to everyone. We will miss you.


Tonya Cain posted on 5/20/20

Scotty, I will forever be grateful for our friendship and your mentoring to me at the EOC! I will treasure and will always remember our talks and encouragements to each other. I will miss you dearly! Love you always!


Terri Walker posted on 5/20/20

Scotty Rest In Peace. I will always treasures our times together. Thank you for your many years of service to Norfolk EOC. My sincere condolences to and prayers to the family.


Sandy Hodges posted on 5/20/20

Although Scotty and I were not lifelong friends we were part of a "birthday" club because we had April and May birthdays and we always celebrated together. She was one of the most genuine and passionate people I have ever met. I will miss our time together but she will always be in my heart.


Janet McCoy posted on 5/20/20

My condolences to the family.May you find peace during these trying times


Janet McCoy posted on 5/20/20

My condolences to the family.May find peace during this time


Angela Carney and Family posted on 5/20/20

Sending Condolences To The Family Sleepwell Scotty


James Talbot (Mr. T) posted on 5/20/20

You were an amazing person and friend. I will forever treasure the discussions we had on your world travels. The thousands of lives you touched while working for the City of Norfolk must a THANK YOU for always being there for them. RIP our dear friend Scotty....


Phyllis Carter posted on 5/20/20

Rest In Peace Scotty, no more suffering. Condolences to Sam,Sherri and all of your family.


Caroline Stottlemyer posted on 5/20/20

I have known Stroma for what seems like forever, it is well over 60+ years Stroma was a dear friend in our teens and was my bridesmaid in our twenties. Stroma was one of the strongest characters I have ever met. I think she lived life on her terms and did almost everything she ever wanted to do. . Stroma loved and treasured her family dearly and I believe she survived as long as she did through her love of them.


Sandra Grace posted on 5/20/20

Although I never met her, I experienced her Sister's caring and support for her during this time of a life well lived and loved by so many. She is free and an "other worldly traveler" now. She is a guardian for her over them.


TIFFANY STURCKEN posted on 5/19/20

You were a wonderful lady, friend, mom and grandmother to your kids and grandkids and will forever be missed! Heaven gained a wonderful angel but you will be greatly missed by all that knew you! RIP Scotty, love you ❤️Tiffany