Funeral services for former Supreme Court Justice Joseph E. Newburger, who died on Sunday in his seventy-eighth year, were conducted yesterday afternoon by the Rev. Dr. Louis I. Newman at Temple Rodeph Sholom. The Rev. Nathan Meltzof, cantor of Temple Rodeph Sholom, conducted a memorial service at the home of Justice Newburger. Burial was in Union Fields Cemetery.
Justice Newburger had been president of Temple Rodeph Sholom for twelve years until 1896. A delegation of trustees of the congregation escorted the body from the temple pulpit to the cemetery and led the memorial service at the home. Members of the board of trustees of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum, of which Justice Newburger had been president, also attended the funeral.
The honorary pallbearers at the funeral included Chief Judge Benjamin N. Cardozo of the Court of Appeals; Associate Judge Irving Lehman of the Court of Appeals; Presiding Justice Edward R. Finch of the Appellate Division; former Presiding Justice Victor J. Dowling of the Appellate Division and Federal Judge William Bondy.
In eulogizing Justice Newburger, Supreme Court Justice Peter Schmuck declared from the bench that “he goes to his rest assured of the respect and gratitude of his fellow citizens.” He praised Justice Newburger for “application, industry and perseverance” and as “a true, loyal and unselfish friend.”