Raymond Bernard Howard

July 4, 1922October 27, 2013

Raymond B Howard born July 4, 1922 passed away on October 27, 2013. Ray proudly served in the US Navy for 27years. Ray was a Navy Pilot during WWII and served as a Lieutenant Commander. After retiring from the Navy, he was employed by Pacific Southwest Airlines, where he trained pilots. A memorial mass will be held at St. Pius X in Chula Vista on November 2, 2013 at 10am. Ray will be laid to rest with military honors at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery on November 5, 2013 at 11:30am. Ray is survived by his Daughter Robin Pitts, Grand-daughter: Michell Lynn Rose and son-in-law D. Dale Rose, Grandson: Shawn S. Pitts and daughter-in-law Stacy Pitts, Great-grandchildren: Andrew Dale Rose, Patrick Mitchell Rose, Oliver Howard Rose, Caleb Raymond Pitts, Katherine Grace Pitts. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to St Pius X Building Fund.


  • Memorial Mass Saturday, November 2, 2013

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Marge BelauGlazier

November 30, 2013

Robin, I just received your letter today telling us of the passing of your father. I have a wonderful Thanksgiving memory of Rita and your dad with my brother and you sitting down to a wonderful meal and fellowship. He was a very dignified but caring man to us that day. I know that you loved him immensely and that he knew this. May God bring your family comfort during the holiday season and the coming days. We understand your sorrow, but know that God stands beside you and through your tearful times. --Marge Belau Glazier

Therese Treter

November 3, 2013

It was always a joy to see Ray at any church function. He had a brilliant smile to make one feel welcome in his presence. I felt he was one of the pillars of our church community and I will miss him. I thank him for his service in the Navy in support of our country.

Christine Nelson

November 2, 2013

Ray was one of the nicest people I have known. He took care of Rita until she left us. We did Hospitality together at St. Pius. He will be missed by many-- but mostly his family.

Sue Haley

October 31, 2013

I only knew Ray for a very short time, and I will miss his smiling face. He will be missed and my sympathies to all his family. Sue Haley

John and Zan Bibbo

October 30, 2013

Our sympathies go out to Ray's family. However, We have a sense of joy and know he will joyfully join Rita.

John and Zan Bibbo

October 30, 2013


I send my deepest sympathy to you and to all of your family. Ray was a wonderful, dear man and will be greatly missed.
May God's love and care be with you during this difficult time.

God bless,
Carol Collinson

Robert McAnelly

October 30, 2013

I've only known Ray for roughly a year as we were out-patients in Battlefield Acupuncture treatment at the U.S. Naval Hospital, San Diego. From our very first meeting I knew he was going to be my friend for life. Sadly his life was to end long before I could learn of all the many wonders he encountered in his career. He flew fighters in combat off of escort carriers, smaller than most cruise ships of today. But, from what I learned from him before the Lord took him, he was, and will forever be. my hero.