Howard E. Everson, 95, passed away Nov. 27, 2013.
Mr. Everson was born Feb. 26, 1918, to Frank and Lula (Strong) Everson of Milan, Ohio.
His wife of 56 years (married in 1947), Martha (Vogt) Everson of Akron, preceded him in death in December of 2003.
Howard is survived by three children, Mary Ann (Larry) Chase of Marietta, Ga., William V. (Murlea) Everson of Lexington, Ky., and John H. (Anne) Everson of Avon Lake. Howard is also survived by seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Howard grew up in Milan and graduated from Milan High School in 1935, amidst the Great Depression. He worked in the steel mills and attended classes at the University of Detroit prior to enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1942. Howard served as an active duty Marine from 1942 to 1946, where he operated newly developed RADAR systems during World War II
. At the end of the war, he transferred to the reserves as a captain while attending college in Cleveland, eventually earning both a master of science and Ph.D degrees in chemistry from Case Western Reserve University.
Howard taught chemistry at the University of Cincinnati for a few years before beginning a lifelong career with the Diamond Alkali/Diamond Shamrock Corporation. He served as a senior engineer, assistant director of research and eventually director of research at the Diamond Alkali facility in Concord Township, before his tenure and ultimate retirement from his position as head of safety and environmental engineering at the company's downtown Cleveland headquarters.
During his lifetime, Howard was an active member and elder of Zion Lutheran Church in Painesville. He was an avid fisherman and golfer, and a lifetime member of the Madison Country Club where he continued to play golf well into his 90s.
The family will have a private graveside service in Brighton Township, and requests that in lieu of cards or flowers that donations may be made to the Salvation Army serving in your local area. www.buschcares.com