Howard A. Carle

SMSGT. HOWARD A. CARLE (USAF Ret.) Age 75, passed away from Parkinson's disease on July 5, 2013. Howard was born in El Paso, Texas on February 14, 1938. Howard's military career spanned 24 combined years in Naval service (submariner) and the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a SMSGT in July 1997. Howard's career also included a 17 year background as a Fire Fighter within a fire service setting. Reluctantly, after an injury, Howard retired from the El Monte Fire Department. Upon retirement, Howard spent several years in Volunteer Service with St. Frances X. Cabrini Catholic Church in Yucaipa. Being true to his character, Howard elected to donate his body for research to the "Bodies for Science Program" at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, thus becoming a "Silent Teacher" in helping others. Howard was preceded in death by his first wife Shirley in 1997 after 39 years of marriage, and his brother Ronnie in 2007, also from Parkinson's disease. He is survived by his wife Evelyn; daughter Kelly; son Eric; sister Kathleen Irey; sister-in-law Jovanna Carle and extended family members. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Francis X. Cabrini Catholic Church, Yucaipa, CA. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis X. Cabrini Catholic Church, 12687 California St., Yucaipa, CA on Friday, August 23, 2013 at 11am. The final resting place for cremated remains will be at Riverside National Cemetery with wife Shirley at a future date. A special thank you to Howard's care providers: Chuck Demsy, Flor, Gale & Taunya, as well as the members of Redlands Hospice for their loving and compassionate care.
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Published in Press-Enterprise from Aug. 10 to Aug. 11, 2013