HOWARD JAMES CLAUDINO 8/24/1928 - 2/4/2014 Howard James Claudino was born on August 24, 1928, in Bakersfield CA to Frank and Ida Claudino, and passed away on February 4, 2014. He attended local Bakersfield schools, graduating from Kern County High School in 1946, Bakersfield College in 1948 and UCLA in 1950. In the summer of 1950, he married his high school sweetheart, Beverly Walford, and together they raised three children: Patricia, Linda and Michael. In the Fall of 1950, he was drafted and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Upon returning home he worked as Purchasing Agent and Salesman for Hoppers, Inc. for 25 years. He then remarried in 1982 and moved to Victorville where he worked for Patton Sales until retiring in 1993. Howard was an avid round and square dancer, water skied and was a polar bear member of the Kern County Boat Club for fifteen years. He was a member of Seniors with Inquiring Minds (SWIM) and attended Jess Ranch Community Church in Apple Valley. He is survived by his wife, Sally, his daughters, Patricia Taylor and Linda Claudino; two step- children, Eric Keller and Linda Smith; six grand- children and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael. Visiting hours will be from noon to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, February 9, at Greenlawn Mortuary on River Boulevard, Bakersfield, and a service will be held on Monday, February 10, at Greenlawn at 10:00 a.m.
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Published in the Daily Press from Feb. 7 to Feb. 8, 2014