Robert W. Howard

West Hartford, Connecticut

1931 - 2017


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Pastor Robert (Bob) W. Howard, 85, of West Hartford, CT, died peacefully of heart failure at home on October 30, 2017. He was born in 1931 in Stamford, the only son of Harold and Evelyn Howard. He attended Stamford Public Schools and earned a BA from Williams College. He graduated from Union...

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I was shocked and am heartsick to hear of the death of Pastor Howard. He was one of those people who you just expect would live forever. When I joined Grace United Methodist Church in Valley Stream it was because he was the Pastor. His sermons were always very meaningful and hit home. On a personal level he ministered to me during some very difficult times in my life. He listened, gave good advice and his down-to-earth attitude always made you realize how nonjudgmental he was. He...

Bob brought out the best in everyone. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers
are with Barbara and family.

We will greatly miss Bob. Along with his warmth and caring, his stimulating, incisive and acerbic view of the world was eye opening and thought provoking. He gave us something special.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Barbara and the rest of the family.

a true mensch

We've lost a good one. Mel Opotowsky

One of the kindest and most interesting people I have ever met. Bob will be missed at the "Church of Cornerstone," for sure. You were blessed to have held him close.

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