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Elizabeth Conway Elizabeth Conway

So shocked and saddened to hear about Howard's passing. I served with Howard on the Boards of the Cerritos Chamber of Commerce and Pathways Volunteer Hospice for many years. Howard was always there to serve his community and made major contributions to so many organizations. I only wish I would have known sooner.
I know he was so thrilled with his move to Belmont Shore and his change of lifestyle in recent years. We would run into him in the shore and he seemed to enjoy being a part of the Beach scene. I'm so glad he had that enjoyment in his last years. Little did he/we know.
He also delighted in his children and grandchildren sharing and bragging about their accomplishments. You gave him so much joy and satisfaction. He will be missed by so many. Our sincere condolences. Elizabeth and Richard Conway

Shelly Stratton Shelly Stratton

I am so sad to hear this. Howard you were a good man, great Dad to Michael. I enjoyed taking care of him at the YMCA and seeing you throughout the years. I remember seeing you at Temple the few times I went. You were always so warm and friendly! Always happy that you remembered me after all those years. May you rest in peace.

Kia Hamm Kia Hamm

Howard was my favorite gym buddy! He always had a kind and encouraging word, and wasn't afraid to share a corny joke or two. :-) He will be genuinely missed. Praying God's peace and comfort for your family.

Kaliyah T. Kaliyah T.

I only knew Howard for a brief period of time, but he was the most vibrant spirit in the LA Fitness gym so early in the morning. Each day I was greeted with his bright smile, his awesome positive energy, and his meaningful kind compliments pertaining to my determination to get fit. He was a charismatic, funny, kind man. I was truly saddened when I heard the news of his passing. I wondered why I hadn't seen that bright smile in a few weeks. I will very much miss him. For all his encouragement that he provided to me everyday at the gym, For his love of life, his kind heart, and dedication to maintaining his fitness, I'm going to dedicate the 2015 LA Marathon to Howard. I'll be thinking about you as I run all 26.2 miles. I know heaven gained an angel who is smiling down on us all! Xoxo -Kaliyah

Wende Nichols-Julien, CCEJ Wende Nichols-Julien, CCEJ

Howard will be dearly missed by his many friends at the California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ). Howard dedicated countless hours, generous donations and many funny jokes during his 10+ years of involvement with the organization. Howard served on the Board and was an active member of the planning committee each year for the Interfaith/Intercultural Breakfast. Howard lived CCEJ's mission - to eliminate bias, bigotry and racism - by treating everyone around him with kindness and respect. I feel fortunate to have known and worked with him. The services today were beautiful and we send our love and deepest sympathies to Howard's family.

Sincerely, Wende and the CCEJ family

Allan S. Brown Allan S. Brown

I was shocked and so sad to hear of Howard's passing. I worked with him at the Ford West Dealership quite some time ago. I always found him to be demanding, kind, gentle, strong, classy, straight forward, and eloquent… amazingley all at the very same time. I was honered to work with him and am better for it. The world lost a quality Man. My thoughts go out to his family and friends. With much love you are in my thoughts and prayers…
Allan S. Brown/ West Auto Body

jeani barrett jeani barrett

I am very sad to learn that Howard has passed. He was a caring man and loved his children deeply.
He was a good man and cared for others. He was a hard worker, having two jobs at a time and very loyal. I knew him before he had a family. We were friends and I remember his compassion, honesty, loving behavior. He was the kind of man who would always be there for others.

Frank Wissell Frank Wissell

I was deeply saddened this morning when I arrived at the gym and heard that Howard has passed. There are many of us at the gym who will miss Howard and his big smile, happy-go-lucky way and the sincerity in his voice as he spoke on most any subject. He seemed to be a man at peace with himself and his life and, it saddens me to once again see someone such as Howard be taken from us before his life was complete. You will be deeply missed by your family and close friends but also know, people who knew Howard from occasional contact, a warm smile or a kind word will also miss this man of character. For all of us, we are proud to have called you a friend---until we meet again, rest in peace Howard and keep smiling down at everyone... you are a one of a kind

Brenda Burney Brenda Burney

It was with a sadden heart to learn of Howard's passing. We surely miss him at our Lakewood High School Reunions. Rest in peace Howie.

Gil Quijada Gil Quijada

This is a very sad time for so many of us, especially for you, Michael and Alysia, our condolences to you and your family. Howie was such a good man, someone who we enjoyed being around, a special friend that we were very fortunate to know and spend time with.Howie was a very proud man, especially of both you, Michael and Alysia, the last time we spoke with Howie, he couldn't stop talking of you two! He will always be in our thoughts, our conversations, and in our hearts. Rest in peace Howie. The Quijadas

Kenny Bender ( the old one ) Kenny Bender ( the old one )

It is with great sadness that I post this message today upon reading of Howards passing. Our thoughts and prayers for strength and comfort go out to the family. For being able to call Howard a friend and share a portion of my life with him I am eternally grateful. Those good times and memories will be with me forever and that is why I am smiling thru the tears. Thank you Howard for the gift of your friendship and your smile. May God except you into His loving arms where you can live once again with peace and a smile.
The Benders

Diane Abrams Diane Abrams

Today I saw the sadness of my children pass through there faces...
I to know what its like to lose a Father...
For he seems to be the rock the anchor of the family...
Who do you turn to in lifes challenge ,decision,choices
Good, Bad or indifferent Howard had all these qualities
Take a deep breath my children, you to will have a turn...
Some choices in life will be right some wrong!
Just remeber who you step on to get there...
With that being said I say good night my old freind
May you rest in peace and look down upon us and smile... Lv D

Jeannie Frank Jeannie Frank

May his soul make a rapid aliah to heaven! Rest in peace Dear Howard. We will all miss you but this earth is a better place for your presence.

Marcia (Louis) Medici Marcia (Louis) Medici

Marcia Louis Medici & Michael Louis send their love and prayers and healing energy for Howard!!

Sharon Amarantos Sharon Amarantos

Howard, you've always been a beacon of positive energy every time I see your smiling face! Stay strong...I am sending extra positive energy your way. I'm looking forward to seeing you back at the gym after you kick the WNV in the ass :)