Howard played a significant role in my life and I'm sorry to hear of his passing. I pray he passed peacefully and God's presence and grace are comforting all of you. Howard volunteered to drive me to Miamisburg, OH my senior for the Ohio HS State Gymnastics Championship meet. He was my "coach" by default because someone had to represent Start HS from the administration. HE STEPPED-UP! This was my one opportunity to get recruited by college coaches and we talked and listened to R & R the whole way there to get psyched up. Five minutes before the meet began I took one more warm-up Vault and broke my leg with every college coach there watching. I was devastated! I remember him telling me everything would work out and just being strong for me. Well he was right. I was lucky enough to go on to compete in college, win a National Championship, turn pro and perform in 5 world tours and get inducted to the Kent State University Hall of Fame with the likes of Jack Lambert, Lou Holtz, Thurman Munson and Ben Curtis. I now help young adults with life skills, the recruiting process as well as speak nationally to organizations. I tell me story often and Howard will always be one of the supporting cast in my life that has allowed me to become who I am and what I do! Thank you for sharing him with me! I celebrate his life with all of you in fond memories and prayer.