ELLSWORTH - George Robert Howard, 98, died February 17, 2015, at an Ellsworth hospital. He was born November 22, 1916, in Lowell, MA, the son of Joseph and Leah Belle (Flewelling) Howard.
George graduated from Lowell High School and made his home on the North Shore of Massachusetts living in the Lawrence and Lowell area. He met and married Bertha A. Allen and they had a daughter, Barbarann.
George entered the U.S. Navy serving during WWII. After serving in the military he returned to Massachusetts to work at the first nuclear power plant in Western MA. He eventually became the watch engineer at the plant retiring in 1977. George lived in Haverhill, MA ,until the death of Bertha in 1994. In 2003 he moved to Maine to live with his grandson, Matt and his family. George had been a member of the Pentucket Lodge A.F. & A.M., Lowell, MA, from 1947-1962, Mountain Lodge A.F. & A.M. , Shelburne Falls, MA, from 1960-1993, and the Lygonia Masonic Lodge #40 A.F. & A. M. from 2004-2015; the Anah Shrine #1188, Bangor, and a member of the Nascar Unit. He had many interests including, boating, skiing, airplanes, automobiles and spending time with his family.
George is survived by 2 grandsons, Matthew Foster and wife, Melissa, and Michael Foster, all of Ellsworth; 2 great-granddaughters, Aislinn Foster and Aliza Dwyer; and a special friend and caretaker, Rebecca Crockett. He was predeceased by his wife, Bertha; and daughter, Barbarann H. Foster Adams.
Friends are invited to call 4-5 p.m. Monday, February 23, 2015, at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin Street, Ellsworth, with a Masonic Service and funeral service to follow. Spring interment will be in New Hampshire. Those who desire may make contributions in George's memory to the Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary, P.O. Box 485, Ellsworth, ME 04605. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.