GLENBURN - Desmond "Sonny" E. Howard, 82, passed away Aug. 5, 2012, at a Bangor hospital with his loving family by his side. He was born Sept. 17, 1929, in Glenburn, son of Frederick V. and Thelma (Alexander) Howard.
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Sonny served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He loved to ride his motorcycle and nothing compared to a great ride. Sonny was a past member of Kenduskeag Masonic Lodge. He loved to putter around the house using his hands to make to make numerous things out of wood and was proud of a neat lawn. More than anything his family was his life and he was a loving and caring husband, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend.
He is survived by his children, Fred Howard and wife, Cindy, JoAnn Clements and husband, Dale, all of Kenduskeag, David Howard and wife, Brenda, of Glenburn; a sister, Donna Rizzo of Bangor; his companion, Rita Shaw of Glenburn; grandchildren, Frederick, Starla, Jeremy and companion, Julie, Kristie and husband, Robert, Joshua, Derrick, Monica and husband, Ken, Nick and Adam; great-grandchildren, identical twins, Dashel and Paxton, Victoria, Andrew and Jericho. Sonny was predeceased by his wife, Maxine; and by a grandson, Matthew.
A graveside memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at Lakeview Cemetery, Glenburn, with Pastor Jack Dowling officiating. A service of Brookings-Smith, Bangor.
Published in BDN Maine on August 7, 2012