- Nicholas Petraglia
  • "Don was the best. I will miss him so much. Following the..."
    - Nicholas Petraglia
  • "The Manhattan College alumni community shares the grief,..."
    - fjohn reinke (mc1968)
  • "Don - rest in peace. You were a good husband, brother in..."
    - Daniel & Kathleen Falkenstein
  • "He always called me DeeDee when I was a little girl it..."
    - Gail Hirst


Age 82, of New Hope, PA passed away on May 19, 2018 from complications of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Don was born and raised in the Hamilton Grange section of New York City; and attended Annunciation School and Rice High School. Don graduated from Manhattan College, New York University and Fordham University with degrees in Chemistry, Business and Law. He was a member of New York Bar Association. Don was a patent attorney for Mobil Oil in New York City and Alexandria, VA for 35 years before retiring in 1994. As a child, Don grew up in New York City and enjoyed playing stickball and was a fanatic Brooklyn Dodger fan. Don loved his Brooklyn/LA Dodgers and was an avid collector of Dodger memorabilia throughout his life. A cat lover, Don owned many cats during his life, and was a volunteer for many cat shelters over the years. He is predeceased by his wife, Jodi (Stenz) Howard, his sister, Barbara Howard, brother, Ronald Howard, and parents, Joseph and Jean Howard. He is survived by his sister-in- law, Kathleen Falkenstein, brothers-in-law, Daniel Falkenstein, Joseph Stenz and Louis Barr; nephews and nieces, many devoted friends and his devoted care taker Terri Nagel. Funeral services are private. To send a condolence or remembrances please go to Donations to the ALS Association of Greater Philadelphia, 321 Norristown Road, Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002 or Alley Cat Allies, 7920 Norfolk Avenue, Suite 600, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 in memory of Don are appreciated.

Published in The New York Times on May 23, 2018
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