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Howard S. Dudune

July 14, 1930 – September 24, 2016

Wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Howard passed away unexpectedly on September 24, 2016. He was married to his wife, Maxine, for 62 years until her death 4 months ago. Howard lovingly cared for her for 12 years after her stroke. His family and friends admired his selfless attention and devotion to Maxine's needs.

Howard was born in San Francisco. His parents were Sam and Bella Dudune. He graduated from Lowell High School in June 1948. While at San Francisco State University studying music he met Maxine, the love of his life, and they were married February 14, 1954. After serving in the U.S. Army he returned to SF State to obtain his Master's Degree in music performance and a teaching credential.

Howard was a member of the Don Sherwood band that appeared nightly on television. He became an award-winning band director in the South San Francisco Unified School District where he taught music for 32 years. His passion was playing the saxophone and clarinet professionally in the Bay Area. He played in many jazz festivals throughout Northern California. Howard performed with many stars, such as Johnny Mathis, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Perry Como, Judy Garland, Rosemary Clooney, Liberace, and Jack Benny.

Those who were fortunate to know Howard knew he had a larger than life personality. Always the joke-teller he enjoyed making people laugh.
His happiest moments were when he was surrounded by family.

Howard is survived by his daughters Lauren Boardman (Douglas), Shirley Moscibrocki (Edward), grandchildren Cathy Janowitz, Douglas Boardman, Ryan Boardman (Reyanne), Scott Boardman, Monica Boardman, Lindsay Moscibrocki, Amanda Moscibrocki, as well as two great granddaughters Isabel and Jordynn. In addition, Howard leaves behind his brother-in-law Phil Debo (Linda), nephew Danny Debo (Wendy) and niece, Barrie Solomon.

Funeral arrangements by the Neptune Society. The family requests donations in his memory be made to a .
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Oct. 2, 2016
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