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REV. PHILLIP R. HOWARD, C.S. Sp. + Date of Birth: May 26, 1945 Date of Profession: September 08, 1968 Date of Ordination: March 19, 1979 Date of Death: December 04, 2012 We regret to inform you that Fr. Phillip Howard, C. S. Sp., died suddenly on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 in New York City at the age of 66. It seems that he suffered a massive coronary at St. Mark's parish in Harlem, and despite all efforts of the paramedic team to revive him, he passed away at St. Luke-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City around 3:00 PM EST. Fr. Howard is a member of the Province of Trinidad. He did ministry both in Trinidad and Asuncion, Paraguay prior to coming to the United States. He worked in various parishes in the States including St. Joseph's in Bay City, MI (1991-1992), St. Patrick's in Charleston, SC (1992-1995), and St. Mary Magdalene in Chicago, IL (1995-1998). He traveled to Toronto, Canada in 1998 where he ministered until 2002. Upon his return to the States he served in St. Benedict the Abbot and St. Joseph's in Houston TX (2002-2005), Our Lady of the Valley in Hemet, (2005-2011) and since May 2011 as Pastor at St. Mark's in Harlem NY. He is survived by three sisters, Annette Howard, Edith Whittier and Yvette Rabgir, extended family members and many friends in the U.S., Trinidad, Canada and Paraguay. The Archbishop of Port of Spain, Joseph Harris, C. S. Sp., will preside at the funeral liturgy that will be celebrated at St. Mark's Church in Harlem on Saturday, December 15 at 11:00 AM. There will be a viewing and wake service in St. Mark's Church on Friday evening from 6:00-9:00 PM and on Saturday morning from 9:00-10:30 AM. Interment will take place at the Spiritan community cemetery in Bensalem, PA. Messages of condolence may be sent to Ms. Annette Howard, 15 Brabant Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in eternal peace! Locally, a Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 9:00 a. m. at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church on 780 S. State St., Hemet, Ca. 92543.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Dec. 9, 2012
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