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HOWES, Victor E. Shuffled off his mortal coil at age 94, on January 1, 2018, peacefully at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He was the husband of his late wife Kei, and is survived by his son, David, his daughter-in-law, Judy (David's wife), his long time friend and companion, Etsuko, and many cousins. Born and raised in Malden, MA, he joined the Navy during World War II, and served in the South Pacific on a Landing Craft Transport (LCT). He is an alumnus of Harvard University, Columbia University and Yale. As a Ph.D. in English/American literature, he was a professor at Northeastern University for 32 years until he retired in 1991.

Poetry was his life work and he was active in the New England Poetry Club until he was 93. He was a poet in his own right, and composed over 600 poems, most of which were printed in newspapers and magazines.

A Memorial Service will be scheduled and announced at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Victor may be made to the Alzheimer's Fund research center, under the direction of Dr. Dennis Selkoe, at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave., 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02116, or go to website http://giving.brighamandwomens.org/alzheimers-disease, phone number: 617-424-4321. For guest book, please visit www.duckett-waterman.com. Duckett-J.S. Waterman & Sons

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Published in The Boston Globe on Jan. 7, 2018
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