Howard F. Townsend, 82, passed away on April 4, 2013. He was born January 19, 1931 in Long Branch, New Jersey.
He was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Lenore; and siblings, Marion Halliday, Charles Townsend, Helen Kublin, Roy Townsend and Frances Martinson. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Gloria, and two children, Howard (Lucy) and Susan (Stanley) Dziuba; and granddaughters, Megan and Laura Townsend, and Ashley Dziuba all of New Jersey; plus, step-grandchildren, Ensign Stephanie Wexler and William Wexler; and nieces and nephews of the Townsend family.
Howard spent four years in the USN deployed in the U.S.S. Midway in the 1950's. He spent his working years with industrial sewing machines and was owner and President of Needle Trade Industrial Sewing Machines.
After moving to Melbourne in 1991, and joining Suntree Country Club, any friend of Howard's, probably sported beautiful seat covers on their golf cart by his handy work, and a few less "shekels" in their pocket after a golf match.
A service will be held Monday, April 8 at 10:30 am, at Beckman- Williamson Funeral Home Chapel, 5400 Village Drive, Viera, Florida.
No flowers and please make any donations to a
, or The Haven for Children, Inc., P.O. Box 327, Melbourne, Florida, 32902-0327.