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Lt. Col. Richard Joseph "Doc" HOWARD DDS

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HOWARD, DDS, Lt. Col. Ret. Richard Joseph, "Doc" 87 of Dayton, passed away peacefully Monday, December 24, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. Richard is survived by his wife of 34 years Joyce K. Howard; children, Christine and Mark Kesauer of Phoenix, AZ, Todd Howard of Clayton, OH, Patty and Michael Wilt of Clayton, OH, Gina Lancaster of Fairborn, OH, Julie and Tim Bentley of Monticello, KY, Cindy and Paul Freedman of Columbus, OH; one sister and brother-in-law Eileen and Charles Agee of Nitro, WV; 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Lizzie (nee Watson) Howard, two brothers Gordon and Jim, one sister, Edith Hull. Richard graduated from Case Western Reserve School of Dentistry. He served in the US Navy and Retired from the US Air Force Reserve as a Lt. Colonel after 35 years of service. He practiced dentistry in North Dayton for many years. Graveside memorial services will be 1 pm, Monday, January 7, 2013, at the Dayton National Cemetery, 4100 West Third Street. Contributions if desired may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105-3678; 901-595-3300; www.stjude.org, in memory of Dr. Richard J. Howard. Arrangements entrusted to the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME ENGLEWOOD CHAPEL, 675 West Wenger Road. Messages of condolence to his family may be made at: www.tobiasfuneralhome.com

Published in Dayton Daily News from Dec. 30, 2012 to Jan. 6, 2013
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