Thomas Stevenson Howell
September 7, 1951 – June 11, 2018
Thomas Stevenson Howell was born on September 7, 1951 and passed away on June 11, 2018
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June 18, 2018
Thomas S. Howell, 66
PORTLAND - Thomas S. Howell, deeply loved father, brother and coach, passed away on Monday at the age of 66 with his children by his side.
A lifelong Maine resident, Tom attended Deering High School, where he played varsity football. Upon graduation in 1969, he continued his athletic career playing basketball and baseball at the University of Maine at Machias. He would later reside in Topsham, where he raised his children.
Through his children he found his love for the game of soccer. After a decade coaching his son and daughter, this passion led him to coach teams for Mt. Ararat High School, Freeport High School, and numerous travel leagues throughout the Greater Portland area.
The players he coached benefited from his compassionate, dedicated, and optimistic spirit, just as his children have. Tom, or Coach Tom, was dependable to friend, family, and player alike. You could always count on his presence and support. He will be greatly missed by all.
He was predeceased by his parents, Mildred and Elton Howell. He is survived by his children, Jefferson Howell and his wife Shannon of Seattle, Wash., and Rebecca Howell of Los Angeles, Calif.; his beloved granddaughter, Ophelia Howell, of Seattle, Wash.; siblings, Suzanne McIver and her husband Michael, and Steven Howell and wife Heidi, all of Portland; nieces and nephews, Courtney McIver and her children Sam and Riley of Manchester, N.H., Elizabeth McIver, Andrew McIver, Brett Howell, and Ryan Howell of Portland;and numerous aunts, uncles; and cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to a time of visitation from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2018 at
Jones Rich & Barnes Funeral Home
, 199 Woodford St. Portland.
A celebration of life will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, at Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Avenue in Portland. At Tom's request, there will be a tailgate at Evergreen Cemetery prior to the service at 11 a.m. Formal, casual or soccer attire welcome.
June 13, 2018
Great man, he will be missed by many. Thanks for all the memories.