Eric Michael Newcomer

Eric M. Newcomer, 46, of Shawnee, KS passed away Monday, November 11, 2019 at his home.

Eric was born November 5, 1973 to Michael and Janet Newcomer in Lawrence, KS.  Eric graduated from North Kansas City High School in 1992 and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Missouri in 1996.  Eric became an accomplished song writer & musician and would often boast about living and working amongst celebrities in Hollywood.  On April 21, 2018, Eric married John P. Schweiger at home in Shawnee, KS. after 10-years together. 

Eric is preceded in death by his mother, Janet.  He is survived by his husband, John Schweiger; his father, Michael Newcomer; his twin sister, Jennifer Newcomer; two brother in laws, Robert Schweiger and wife Nell; Rich Schweiger; a sister in law, Theresa McCoy and husband Vince; a combined 10 nieces and nephews, Marcus Newcomer; Andrew McCoy; Robert Schweiger, Jr. and wife Jaime; MaryAnne McNeal and husband Alex; Rebekah Reyelts and husband Tyler; Richard Schweiger, Jr. and wife Sam; Katie Gannan; Samantha Gannan; Nathan Schweiger; Zoe Schweiger; four great nephews and one great niece.  

Memorial Contributions

Memorial contributions are suggested to Alcott Arts Center 180 S 18th St, Kansas City, KS 66102.

Celebration of Life Services

A celebration of Eric’s life will be held at the Shawnee Civic Center @ 13817 Johnson Dr. in Shawnee @ 6:00 p.m Friday, November 22, 2019 with food provided after service. 

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9 Comments on “Eric Michael Newcomer”

  1. Jennifer Dawn Newcomer Says:

    Eric was my twin brother. He was loved, and he will be missed by me and our family. We grew up together, sharing everything (including our old green ’73 340 Dodge Dart). White water river-rafting in Colorado…going out to Bison, KS in summer to visit great gma, going to our gma’s house in Topeka, I cannot remember time periods or details right now, but he went to L.A. to live and work around age 30 (or earlier), and came back home around age 37. He had a lot of friends, was popular, was involved in a bunch of school activities in high school. I flew out to see him in LA a few times, visiting beaches and piers, Hollywood, the San Fernando Valley (Brady House), the Sunset Strip (bars), the promenade, etc… (he lived in Studio City, Carson City, Van Nuys, Pasadena, Burbank, Venice (“muscle beach”), and Santa Monica). Eric was talented in high school- he could sing, act, dance, play the guitar, and play piano. He did plays, musicals, debate, played football freshman year, school tennis, cross country, Swing Choir, Harmonnaires, and other clubs I cannot remember right now. At MU, he interned at a local TV station and at a radio station too. In KC, he worked at Channel 41 in production dept. and at Valentine Radford Advertising. In LA, he worked at a creative talent agency where a lot of famous people had talent agents, and in distribution dept. at Buena Vista television at Walt Disney Studios. Going to visit the “lots” and sets where TV and movies were made were fun times. He also later worked in photo dept. and pharmacy at Sam’s Club and then a pharmacy technician at CVS. He traveled a lot with John (Palm Springs, Las Vegas, etc.). He knew a lot of people in a lot of places, and he will be missed. He is now at peace.

  2. Michael Henderson Says:


    I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember hearing you talk about your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Mark & Nancy Daniels Says:

    The Richardson/Daniels family is so sorry for the loss of your brother, Eric. We know he will be missed by hound your family. Mark & Nancy (Richardson) Daniels Lees Summit, Mo.

  4. Paula Newcomer Says:

    Eric was my nephew, my oldest brother Mike’s son. Eric’s twin sister, Jennifer, has summed up the very creative, unique individual that Eric was. I have funny and beautiful drawings Eric sent me when he was quite young –this young man is talented, I thought. Later, he composed and wrote many songs, and played piano. Again, talented. I know he met quite a few celebrities when he was out in LA, and knew all the best places to find burgers and yummy food there. Eric did like to have fun, and I believe he was a good party guest. Eric and Jennifer were adored by their mother Janet, and Eric and his mom were extremely close, so with Janet’s passing a year ago, Eric suffered greatly. Recently, Eric set up a studio in his home to pursue his music again, both writing lyrics and playing piano, and he was very happy to have invited the muse into his life once again. He was also so very happy to have his husband and long-time partner, John, by his side. I hope the music and the muse are with him now, and he is at peace. Our family — John, Mike, Steve and Debbie and Jarod, Jennifer and Marcus, Peter and myself will miss him. Aunt Paula

  5. Kim Scholdberg (Reddekopp) Says:

    Eric and Jennifer were the only twins I knew in elementary school. I always enjoyed them and remember they had the best Valentine’s cards – the ones with the lifesaver sucker attached. I am so sorry for the loss of Eric. In past years I was able to reconnect with him at Sam’s Club – he was as friendly as ever. His bright smile will be missed. Prayers for all who loved him.

  6. Robert Cornick Says:


    I was shocked and still saddened by the news of Eric’s passing. He was a great guy and will be missed by a lot of people. My condolences to the Newcomer family and to John. I will never forget him.



  7. Debbie Newcomer Says:

    I remember the first time I met Eric. It was the summer before his senior year in HS and he was excited about going back to school for his final year. He was very kind to me from the first time he met me and made Jarod and I feel like part of the Newcomer family. Jarod and Eric loved going to movies when we would come to KC and was with Eric when he met John. November will always be a month to remember the good times and the sad ones. Jennifer, Eric, Mike and Steve all have birthdays this month but now it will be a month that will be remembered as the anniversary month for both Janet and Eric leaving us. thank you for all the prayers that are coming our way. Aunt Debbie

  8. Lucille luke Says:

    Jennifer, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. I was a sorority sister of your mother. She was so proud of you and Eric. We often heard about you both, and of course Marcus too. We miss your mom. If there is anything we can do please let me know. I’ll say my prayers for your dad also. Please also express my sympathy to John. Janet was so happy when they married, she told us how happy they made each other. Lucille Luke

  9. Sheila Kelley Says:

    My deepest Condolence to Mike, Jennifer, Marcus and family. Praying for comfort in this time of sadness.

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