Howard Martin Hyman, age 87, passed away September 28, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas, after a life truly well lived. He was born December 4, 1925, in San Francisco, California to Jeanette and Jack Hyman. Howard was a beloved husband of 64 years to Madeline Nester Hyman of D'Hanis, Texas. Howard's education included grammar school through graduation from San Mateo Junior College in California. He
enlisted in the Army
Air Corps in 1943 and served as an Aerial Gunner onboard A-20's. He served with the Fifth Air Corp in the South Pacific. His combat stations included New Guinea, the Philippines, Okinawa, and Japan at the end of the war. Back in the states, he volunteered for Officer's Candidate School in 1948, and served as a weapons system officer for fighter aircraft, primarily in the Air Defense Command, returning to Far Cart, Japan for 18 months. Howard retired as a Captain in 1958 after losing his left kidney, and moved to San Antonio where he entered the civil service working at Lackland Air Force Base. He became an instructor at the Cryptographic School in 1958, later serving in training capacities at the Security Police Academy. Howard retired as Chief of Plans for the 3250 training wing in 1984, serving his country a total of 41 years, 13 years in uniform and another 28
years as a federal employee. Howard is survived by his wife, Madeline Nester Hyman; their daughter Melissa Keathley and her husband Frank of Gilmer, TX ; his granddaughter Laura Nobles and husband Josh, their great grand children Taylor, Aiden and Collin of San Antonio; his Sister-in law /Brother-in-law Martina and Albert Saathoff of Hondo, TX and numerous nieces and nephews .
The family encourages any memorial contributions be made to the
GRAVESIDE SERVICES WILL BE AT 9:45 A.M., ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013 IN FORT SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY.
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