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FUNK--Howard L., 81, died October 25, 2011, beloved husband of Elisabeth (Paling), father of Helene (the late Bruce Braverman) and Rhoda Fry (William), brother of Barbara Lindeman (Philip), and grandfather of Derek Willem Braverman and Justin William Fry. A graduate of Washington University with a BS in Electrical Engineering, Howard had a 40-year career with IBM in the US and abroad, which brought him numerous awards and citations from professional societies and the corporation, including an outstanding contribution award for his proposal to open IBM's access to the Internet, implemented in 1990. Upon his retirement from IBM at Armonk in 1993, Howard opened H. L. Funk Consulting, a technical consulting business serving a wide variety of clients, including the Town of Lewisboro, whose web site earned the citation of best in state in 2005. Services will be held at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, on Sunday, October 30, 2011, at 11:30am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the New Netherland Institute, P.O. Box 2536, ESP Station, Albany, NY, 12220-0536. Those who knew Howard will know the depth of our loss.

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Published in The New York Times on Oct. 28, 2011