Howie was born May 22, 1931 in Chicago, Ill. and passed away peacefully at the age of 85 on December 9, 2016 at his home in Danville, CA.
In high school Howie enjoyed being part of many groups, but playing the trumpet in the orchestra and being the captain of the wrestling team were his two favorites. After high school, Howie enlisted into the US Marine Corps, serving as a Sergent in the Korean War. While on leave in the Bay Area, he was introduced to the love of his life, Jackie. They married soon after. Upon discharge from the Marine’s, Howie and Jackie moved to California where he worked for PG & E. On nights and weekends he worked hard to construct their first duplex house. He went on to build over 40 homes, an apartment complex and two commercial buildings. He enjoyed playing tennis and running, participating in many 5K’s. He loved watching sports of all kinds, especially wrestling and boxing. He was incredibly social and loved being at the gym on a regular basis with his many friends he had there. He also has been a member of the Sons In Retirement since 2002. Being an avid reader, he loved participating in their book club. He also loved to travel, visiting many places in Europe, Russia, Caribbean Islands, South America, Canada, all over the US, and even a trip to China.
Howie is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Jackie, his two daughters, Sharon Tella (Forest) and Carol Kennedy (Greg), his two granddaughters, Kelly Turner and Sara Hullender (Alex), their father John Turner, his great granddaughter Jordynn Hullender, his brother Norm Wiedow (Aline), nephew Norm Wiedow (Sheri), nieces Sue Betulius (Joe) and Tracy Dull (Bill) and his nieces and nephew’s children.
The family would like to thank Helping Hands Home Care and Continuum Care for their exceptional care and support. Howie will be missed but remembered by many in our hearts and prayers.
December 17, 2016
Sycamore Main Clubhouse
635 Old Orchard
Danville, CA 94526