I am so blessed to have had Howard as a part of our family and as my stepfather for the past 25 years. Howard would quietly do thoughtful things for people and never wanted any fanfare or fuss about them. Howard would wash my car, buy me mace (when I had to go into work in the dark) or shine my shoes ("because someone like you should have polished shoes".) He would never announce he was doing these things they would just happen and usually I would have to inquire to find out how they had occurred. Howard did these sorts of things for many because he was a thoughtful, caring and good man. Howard always saw the best in a person, which seemed to make others want to be their best self, if someone like Howard thought so much of them. I know that was true for me. We are all better people for having had Howard in our lives. He is and will continue to be deeply missed. There is a little less warmth in the world without him in it.