Chauncey Russell Newberry

Submitted by Jim Evans, Director, Northeast Region CRC

Russ Newberry, a Union Carbide retiree, turned 100 on December 18, 2019.  Russ began working at Union Carbide in Electrometallurgical Sales on December 7, 1942.  He transferred to the International Division in New York City eight years later when Electrometallurgical Sales moved to Marietta, and he worked there as an International Sales Specialist for the rest of his career.  He retired in June 1952.

Russ was born in Far Rockaway, NY, in 1919, grew up in Inwood Long Island.  He moved to New Rochelle, NY, in 1949 when he married Ellen Irvin.  They have three children, James, Susan and Jeffrey, all alive and well.  Ellen died in 2011 after a two-year illness.  Russ has lived in his current house in New Rochelle since 1960.  He lives alone but is not lonely; he takes care of himself and his house and likes it that way.

Russ has been an avid sailor most of his life, and attributes his life span to exercise that is fun (like square dancing) and a low-stress lifestyle.  Even though he lives alone, he wakes up every day with a positive attitude about enjoying the life he has.


It was a joy visiting Russ and his daughter Sue. They were very appreciative of our recognition of his 100th birthday.