Roy D. "Toady" Howell
91, a longtime Dover, Ohio resident died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 in the Community Hospice House at New Philadelphia following a brief illness. "Toady" retired in 1986 as a heavy machine operator for Red Malcuit Inc. at Strasburg where he worked for 30 years. Born April 9, 1921 in Flushing, Ohio, he was the son of the late Chester and Lula (Toole) Howell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Juanita "Jean" (Huston) Howell who died Dec. 15, 1999; his daughter, Juanita Uebel and a sister, Freda Rennicker. "Toady" was a member of the First Moravian Church in Dover. He was also active in the New Philadelphia Elks and the former Dover Elks, the Dover and New Philadelphia VFW posts, and the Dover Moose Lodge. After graduating from the Strasburg High School, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He will be remembered for his "great" sense of humor. His family will remember his weekly exercise of searching for the Bargain Hunter and his loving and joking personality.
He will be sadly missed by his family including his daughter, Linda (Delbert) Ashkettle; and son-in-law, Bill Uebel, all of Dover; five grandchildren, Jeff (Tammy) Ashkettle of Tiltonsville, Ohio, Rick (Becky) Ashkettle of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mindy (Eric) Hilling of Parkersburg, W.Va., Melissa Kyler of Sneads Ferry, N.C., and Paula (Chris) Hale of Dover; 14 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. He will also fondly be remembered by the many friends he made during his rounds to the clubs and restaurants that he frequently visited.
A service celebrating "Toady's" life will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 beginning at 11 a.m. in the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory at Dover with Pastor John Wallace officiating. He will be laid to rest beside his wife, Jean in the Dover Burial Park where the New Philadelphia VFW will conduct military honors. A reception will follow in the Dover First Moravian Church Fellowship Hall. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m.. Those unable to attend or who may wish to express a fond memory of "Toady" may sign the online guestbook by visiting the "obituaries and flowers" link on the funeral home website at www.tolandherzig.com In appreciation for the wonderful care given to "Toady" and his family during his final days by the wonderful staff at Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice House, 716 Commercial Ave. S.W., New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
Published in The Times Reporter on Feb. 10, 2013