Mrs. Colonel Newcomer Alice Newcomer, 88, a native and resident of Pine Grove, died in the Pottsville Hospital on Friday. Her home was on Pottsville Street in Pine Grove. Mrs. Newcomer was bookkeeper at Newcomer's Confectionery Store and Pottsville Tobacco Co., in Pine Grove. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Pine Grove. Her husband, Colonel Newcomer, died in 1926. Surviving is one son, Ivan, Pine Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Schumacher, Schuylkill Haven, and Mrs. Stella Hein of Sunbury, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.