DUKE CENTER - Kyle William Howard, 23, of 776 Main St., passed away Tuesday (July 10, 2012) in the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, N.Y., after a short, courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family and friends.
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Born June 10, 1989, in Bradford, Pa., he was the son of William C. Howard Jr. and Terrie L. Stives Borkowski.
Kyle was a 2007 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School and a 2009 graduate of Triangle Tech in Erie. He worked for Dal Tile Co. in Olean, N.Y., from 2009 to the present.
He was an avid hunter and especially enjoyed the sport with his uncle and grandfather. He was also a motorcycle enthusiast and shared the road with his friends and fellow motorcyclists Nate and Cari. As a sports minded person, he loved following the Miami Dolphins and reveled in his camaraderie with his friend PJ, who is a Buffalo Bills fan. Overall, he was immensely loved by all his family and friends and they will miss his witty sense of humor and relentless teasing.
Surviving are his mother, Terrie Borkowski of Duke Center; his father and stepmother, William and Mari Kranock Howard of Olean; two brothers, Kirk C. Howard of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Kelby L. Howard of Duke Center; three sisters, Amanda M. (Wade Smith) Howard of Austin, Texas, and Cameron E. Howard and Payton N. Howard, both of Olean; a maternal grandmother, Penny Stives of Duke Center; a paternal grandmother, Molly L. Howard of Allegany, N.Y.; paternal stepgrandparents Michael and Carol Kranock of Jamestown, N.Y., and Diane Capitani of Olean, N.Y.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He also leaves behind his loving girlfriend Angela Luty of Olean who stood by him so strongly these past ten months.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Richard D. Stives, and his paternal grandfather, William C. Howard Sr.
Friends will be received at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Olean, from 2 to 7 p.m. on Friday. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday beginning with a prayer service in the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in St. Mary of the Angels Church. The Rev. Gregory Dobson, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Otto Ambulance Fund, the McKean County SPCA, P. O. Box 113 Bradford, PA 16701 or to the ReHabilitation Center 1439 Buffalo St. Olean, NY 14760.
Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com
Published in The Bradford Era from July 12 to July 19, 2012