Robert "Bob" Howell passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 12, 2013, in Fresno at age 94. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara in 1981; and second wife, Lela in 1990. He served in the United States Army Air Corp during World War II as a Staff Sargeant, stationed in San Antonio, TX. After his discharge, he returned to Reedley to become a partner in Howell Stationery, the family business his father started in 1914. He purchased the business from his father in 1946. He is survived by his daughters, Sheri Howell Schimmel of South Lake Tahoe, and Pamela Howell of Fresno; granddaughters, Erika Schimmel Guiles and her husband Robert and Allyson Schimmel both of San Diego. A Memorial Service will be held at Reedley Opera House on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Remembrances may be made to Reedley Historical Society, P.O. Box 877, Reedley, CA 93654; or Reedley Lions Club P.O. Box 41, Reedley, CA 93654. To share condolences and sign the guest book, please visit www.farewell.com Farewell - Reedley Arrangement Center 1318 G. St., Reedley (559) 637-4477
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Published in the Fresno Bee on Oct. 20, 2013