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Michael J. Howard

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Michael J. Howard, 75, a gentleman, scholar and husband of Veronica Howard, passed away on Sunday June 14th, 2015 at 1130 PM at his home in Granada Hills California. Michael was born on May 29th, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan where he was adopted by Robert and Lovina Howard. Michael J. Howard was a Vietnam veteran, having served with the United States Marine Corps from 1966 through 1970. Prior to his discharged in 1970, he was promoted to captain. Michael was then employed by the Los Angeles Police Department where he was a police officer for 25 years. In 1972, Michael obtained his bachelor's degree in Political Science followed by his masters degree in International Relations in 1985 from USC. In 1984, he volunteered to be a Law Enforcement Explorer advisor with the North Hollywood Police department. Through this community teen program, he mentored, modeled, and coached many teens into professional honorable careers. After retiring in 1992, he was employed by the the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office for 10 yrs. Michael was a member of the American Legion for many years. Following his father's footsteps, he became Grand Knight with the knights of Columbus where he proudly attended for four years. As a knight, he enjoyed providing public and community support through charitable events. His illness prevented him from continuing his service with the knights of Columbus. He is a great loss to his family and community. Services will be held at Mission Hills Catholic Mortuary in Mission Hills California, on Tuesday June 23rd, 2015 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm and funeral services will be held on June 24th, 2015 at 11:00 am.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 20 to June 21, 2015
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