May your light forever shine Howard.
I met Howard back when I was a young girl through my father Mr. Karim Childs of Chicago through NABSW back in 1980. He was like an uncle. I tried to find him through the years and decided to search his name..I'm saddened by this news but ever so grateful I met him. Rest on Uncle Howard.
Dr. "B" was a man of integrity who set my life on a oourse of success. He was always there with a word, advice, and encouragement. He was an absolute man of his word. I cannot thank him enough for what he has done for me and my family.
Howard, Just finding out about your transition to a better place. We sure did
enjoy you here and will miss you so much.
Troy & Patricia
Dr. Howard V.Brabson was my mentor and my good friend. I was in one of his first classes in 1969 and we had remained friends.
I learned of his death while on a job interview last week...he will be greatly missed by many people.
Dr. Brabson was a great mentor while I was at University of Michigan. He treated me like family. He will be missed. His spirit will live on through all those whose lives he touched.
Howard, just learned of your passing. You were greatly loved by me and my family. Sheila Owsley
I remember Howard Brabson. He was a good and generous man. The world would be a better place with more people like Howard in it.
Rest In Peace, my brother.
U r missed. You were n always will be a great influence in my life n that of my 2 boys. It swells my heart to see all of the greatness spoken of you here and always. God bless you always godfather.
May God bless you forever Dr. Brabson. You can now spend time with Cene and all of the other great leaders of the National Association of Black Social Workers.
Dr. Brabson was a true giant and icon to many in the NABSW family. His legacy, leadership and spirit will continue on for any years to come. The Houston Chapter (ABSW) will cherish his teaching, mentorship, and commitment, and will never forget all his contributions and efforts.
I loved this Brother. He shared wisdom with me that kept me balanced.
Our deepest sympathy to the family. Howard was a great supporter of the National Association of Black Social Workers. His impact on blacks throughout the nation will always be remembered. He attended many of our pool parties in Ann Arbor and we have shared great times together. He will be missed.
Drs. Samuel and Barbara Carter, Las Vegas, NV
I will miss our twice a year telephone conversations. Doc never stopped teaching and mentoring, and I never stopped learning.
I met Dr. Brabson as a student in NABSW. He was such an awesome and kind man.....a "gentle giant" in every sense of the word......he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Dr. Brabson was instrumental in my returning to Michigan to get my MSW. He went the extra mile and ended up helping me get an NIMH grant which covered my tuition AND living expenses. Dr. Brabson cared deeply for his students and was a mentor to many. God bless him for his service to the Social Work community and may he rest in peace.
Dr. Branson: When I attended your celebration today I was filled with joy. You touch my life and so many other lives, You still put a smile on my face when I recall your sense of humor and levity. You gave 44 years of leadership to U of M. Thank you for your kindness, love and most of all for "keeping it real" like only you could do. You are the greatest advisor and mentor of all time.
Doc helped open my eyes to a world greater than athletics and myself. Hours spent with him and his cigar, smoke circling his head like a crown, was all the reconstructive counseling I needed, Thanks you Doc. B. Always in our minds.
Howard will be missed because he shared his guidance and wisdom with all who knew him. Howard was always willing to serve and he dedicated his life to uplifting others. I will miss his leadership, his insight,his humor and his candor. God Bless. RIP-Alvin R Dollar and Family and the Greater Metro Ga.ABSW.
Easily one of the most profoundly gifted individuals I was honored to learn from in the School of Social Work. Thank you, Dr. Brabson, for instilling in your students a high standard for service to the underserved.
As a student at my very first NABSW meeting the first two people I met and made me feel as if we had know each other for years was Dr.Howard Brabson and Karim Childs. After we lossed Karim Howard would not come to New Orleans without having a meal with me and mine. He was a true, caring and lasting friend, he will be missed.
May God bless the family and all of us for having him (Howard) in our lives.
I am very sorry to hear about his passing. One of the very first classes I had at the School of Social Work was taught by Dr. Brabson in 1984 and a week doesn't go by that I do not quote to others what he said to us in that class. He urged us all to treat our social work careers like a serious business and that we should all incorporate and take advantage of business laws to be successful. I took his advice to heart, created my consulting business, and of course incorporated. His teachings helped me to become the successful professional I have become. Thank you Dr. Brabson for your life and for your military service to our country!
I have a deep affection for Howard who has meant so much to so many people because of his wisdom, caring, and teaching. I will miss him very much. He was a great friend.
My condolences to the family.
Howard, or the Godfather as we called him, was such a wonderful person. He will be missed.
I'll miss Howard's leadership in NABSW.
And his sense of humor.
I fondly remember Howard as a most excellent friend and neighbor. He touched so many lives and I am grateful to have known him.I loved his sense of humor and his stories. A thanksgiving for his life and legacy! God's peace to all who are grieving.
Michael Beasley, (Hopkins, Minnesota)
Howard,you were a friend and mentor to many.We will miss you. Rest In Peace.
Was saddened to learn of Howard's passing. He was a good man and will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace Howard.
Sorry to hear of Howard's passing. He was a central figure during my developmental years (1970's) as a member of the Association of Black Social Workers.
So sorry to learn of Howard's passing. I first met him while I was working at the U of M. He cared deeply about his students. He will be missed.
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.