OBITUARY

Edward Anthony Howard

August 9, 1941October 11, 2020

Edward Anthony Howard was born on August 9th, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the son of Henry and Helen Howard. He graduated from Pratt Institute in 1964 with a degree in electrical engineering while also starting his 44-year long career with the U.S. Navy Lab working on naval communication systems. He earned his Masters degree in EE in 1969 and that same year married Anna Marie Marino. In June of 1970, Ed and his bride permanently moved to Del Mar, California when the Brooklyn Navy Yard closed, and he was officially transferred to the Naval Ocean Systems Center in Point Loma, presently called NAVWAR.

Together with his wife, Ed raised three children and devoted his time to planning Sunday outings and many memorable family vacations. He enjoyed playing the guitar, but by far his love of reading, especially non-fiction informative books, is evident by the floor to ceiling custom made library room in his home.

Ed was a true family man and devoted husband. While quiet and shy, his sense of humor was his most cherished character trait. He always had witty one liners or funny words to any given situation. Once retired, he truly enjoyed traveling with his wife, and being a grandfather to his five grandchildren. Over the last 6 years, those travels included many vacations with the whole family, whom he lovingly called the Howard Lucky 13.

Just this past year, in 2019, Ed and Anna Marie celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows, returning to their honeymoon destination of Bermuda, and were honored with a party with family and close friends.

In May of 2020, Ed was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer). Sadly, this was a battle he fought valiantly, but lost on October 11, 2020.

Ed is survived by his wife of 51 years, Anna Marie, his sister Helen, his daughter Nicole and son-in-law John Martin, his daughter Daniele and son-in-law Jason Grigsby, and his son Rob and his partner Rafael Hurtado. He also is survived by his granddaughters Savannah and Jillian, and his grandsons Ayden, Quinn, and Evan.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested to follow Ed's wishes to have a donation to The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation. https://cholangiocarcinoma.org/edhoward/

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Molly Engblom

October 23, 2020

I have many wonderful memories of my time spent at the Howard home on Mango Drive. Mr. Howard, despite being a very quiet man, was always very welcoming of the chaos that having multiple teens hanging out at your house will cause. He would usually come in to say hi to all of us and then make a quiet but sarcastic or ironic comment to Rob (then Robbie) which would always make him laugh and require him to explain to us what he said and why it was funny. I was also struck by the juxtaposition between Mrs. Howard's gregarious, funny, and loud Italian personality (much like my own family members) and Mr. Howards calm demeanor. He was a reminder to me that love means finding a perfect balance between each other and that sometimes all you need to do to show love is to stand by and let your loved ones shine. Mr. Howard you will be missed. With love,
Molly and Family

Rose Pezzulo

October 21, 2020

Rose Pezzulo

October 21, 2020

Remembering dear, sweet Ed. Recollections of so many beautiful memories shared for over 51 years...they remain forever in my heart.

nicole martin

October 21, 2020

nicole martin

October 21, 2020

Evan Martin

October 19, 2020

Savannah Martin

October 19, 2020

nicole martin

October 19, 2020

Daniele Grigsby

October 18, 2020

Luanne Sobieski

October 18, 2020

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

1941, Henry and Helen: proud parents of baby Eddy

FROM THE FAMILY

1941

FROM THE FAMILY

Henry Howard with baby Eddy, 1941

FROM THE FAMILY

Helen Howard with baby Eddy, 1941

FROM THE FAMILY

1943

FROM THE FAMILY

1943, Henry Howard and Eddy

FROM THE FAMILY

1943

FROM THE FAMILY

1943

FROM THE FAMILY

1943, proud parents Helen and Henry

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