CUSTER, Howard C.
Howard C. Custer, 90, of Venice, FL and East Hartford, beloved husband of 58 years to Evelyn (August) Custer and loving father to Linda Marie Custer of Columbia, MD passed away peacefully on Saturday (July 13, 2013) at home with his family at his side. Howard was born on April 18, 1923 in Manchester, son of the late Carl E. and Mary (McGlynn) Custer. He attended local schools and had lived in Manchester most of his life until moving to Florida in 1984. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the US. Army. Prior to his retirement in 1980, Howard was a Contracting Officer for the Department of Defense for over 30 years. He was a Charter Member of B.P.O.E. # 1893 in Manchester. In addition to his wife and daughter he leaves numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Howard was predeceased by his four brothers; Edward, Raymond, Charles and William Custer.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Bridget Church, 80 Main St., Manchester. Burial will follow in St. Bridget Cemetery, Manchester. There are no calling hours. Holmes Funeral Home, Manchester has care of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the ECHN Community Health Care Foundation Inc., 71 Haynes St. Manchester, CT 06040, for the benefit of the John A. DeQuattro Community Cancer Center. To leave an online condolence please visit www.holmes-watkinsfuneralhomes.com.