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HOWARD, William John

HOWARD - William John Age 84, passed away September 21, 2012. William was born on October 22, 1927 in Buffalo, New York, to John and Margaret O'Leary Howard. After high school, Bill joined the Merchant Marines and served in World War II and in the Korean Conflict. Bill married the love of his life, Alice Dombrowski in 1954. He worked at Arcata Graphics in Depew, NY as a Stationary Engineer. While living in New York, Bill was an active member in the Springbrook Fire Department where he served as Fire Commissioner for many years. After retiring in 1989, Bill and Alice enjoyed traveling and visiting family and friends. He was an avid golfer at Cheviot Hills Golf Course as well as a former member of Raleigh Fun Golfers. Bill is survived by his wife, Alice Howard; daughters, Paula Howard and Patrice Howard of Raleigh, NC and son, William Howard of Buffalo, NY. He is predeceased by his sister, Ruth Nealon; brothers, John Howard and Jeremiah Howard.
Memorial Contributions can be made to the E.M. Cotter Fund, Buffalo Fire Department, 155 Ohio Street, Buffalo, NY, 14203-3049. Condolences can be shared at

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