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Clyde I. Howard


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Howard, Clyde I.
91, passed away at his home in Sun Lakes, AZ on April 29, 2016, after a brief illness. Mr. Howard was born on May 14, 1924, in Belton, TX. He grew up on farms in east-central Texas, and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943 at age 18. He served as an air crewman at naval air stations in Pensacola, FL and Cherry Point, NC, and was an aviation cadet at the time of his discharge in 1945. He attended Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M-Kingsville), where he earned a degree in chemistry. From 1948 to 1952 he worked in Saudi Arabia and Iraq as a petroleum geologist. In 1951 he married Charlotte C. McLaughlin of Clifton, NJ, in Beirut, Lebanon. After returning to the U.S., Mr. Howard worked until his retirement in 1989 as a process engineer for General Electric in Syracuse and Auburn, NY, and for Motorola in Phoenix. An avid tennis player, Mr. Howard was an active member and officer of the Sun Lakes Tennis Club; he also traveled widely after his retirement. Mr. Howard was predeceased by his parents, William Ellis Howard and Grace Pearl Malone, a brother, Weldon E. (Helen) Howard, and two sisters, Annetta (Bud) Bailey and Rozetta (Ben) Pingenot. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte, of Sun Lakes; four sons: Clyde, Jr. (Diane) of Auburn, NY; Mark (Judy) of Baltimore, MD; Michael (Aleida) of Phoenix; and Gregory (Gigi) of Roanoke, VA; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. A Memorial Mass for Mr. Howard will take place at 10:00 a.m. on May 9, 2016 at St. Steven's Catholic Church, 28427 S. Dobson Rd., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to , 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014-5656. Condolences may be made at www.queenofheavencatholicmortuary.com. Arrangements entrusted to Queen of Heaven Catholic Funeral Home, Mesa, AZ.
Published in The Arizona Republic on May 4, 2016
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