Mr. E. Stanley Howlett III

August 21, 1932June 17, 2012

Mr. E. Stanley Howlett III, age 79 of Potsdam, New York, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2012 . Arrangements are with the Garner Funeral Service in Potsdam, New York. Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Service on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 4-8 pm. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at the Trinity Episcopal Church on Fall Island, Potsdam at 2pm with Dr. Rev. Christopher Brown celebrant. Burial will follow the service at the Bayside Cemetery. Contributions in Stanley’s memory can be made to the Canton-Potsdam Hospital or to the Trinity Episcopal Church. Online condolences can be sent Mr. Howlett is survived by a son, William S. (Stacey) Howlett of Norwood, daughters, Barbara A. (James Gass) Howlett of Liverpool, and Nancy J. (James) Bonner of Potsdam; a grandson Douglas J. Sharlow Jr. of Albany, and a granddaughter, Erin E. Howlett of Potsdam; his sisters Dorothy (John) Prosper, Martha (Bill) Phillips and Patricia (Charles) Michels. He is predeceased by his wife Ann Howlett who passed on February 11, 2012 and his grandson William S. Howlett Jr. in 2008. Mr. E. Stanley Howlett III was born August 21, 1932 in Potsdam, NY to the late E. Stanley Howlett Jr. and Pauline Benson. He was a 1950 graduate of Potsdam Central School. He then went on to Albany State College where he received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. On July 9, 1955 in Pelham, NY he was married to Ann Caparis. They both started their careers as English teachers. Stanley’s career began as an English teacher in the Albany area. He returned to the North Country in 1958 to work for St. Lawrence-Lewis Counties BOCES as a guidance counselor shared between Canton, Hammond and Morristown. Three years later, Canton Central School District hired him as a junior-senior high school guidance counselor. During the next 20 years, he served as Director of Guidance, Director of Pupil Services, Coordinator of Sponsored Programs, Director of Instruction, and Assistant Superintendant of Schools before being appointed Superintendent of Schools in 1981. He remained there until his retirement in 1988. His 30 years of educational leadership which always focused on “What’s best for the kids” is still reflected in the many and varied programs still available at Canton Central School. Stanley was perhaps best known for his decades of volunteer work on several key boards. He was chair of the board at Canton-Potsdam Hospital for 18 years and a member for over 20 years. He was chair of the Potsdam Village Zoning Board of Appeals. He also was on the Village Comprehensive Plan Committee. He was a longtime volunteer and held several posts at Trinity Episcopal Church. He was also a member of the Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad and the Canton Rotary Club. Among Stan’s many interests were his love of all genres of music, his passion for the English language, both written and spoken and the love of his family and friends.


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, June 27, 2012
  • Visitation Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Mr. E. Stanley Howlett III

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Barb Howlett

June 25, 2012

Dennis Hall

June 25, 2012

You're in our thoughts and prayers.May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

June 25, 2012

Barb & family , I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers . There are no words that can express how the heart feels . God Bless

Sincerely Margie Green
Cope SC

Mark and Pam Tishberg

June 22, 2012

William and Stacey, our most sincere condolences go out to you and your family and friends during this time of your loss. The Tishberg family

Myrna & Bucky Scruton

June 21, 2012

Words seem so inadequate. Nancy - just know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Much love,
Myrna & Bucky

June 21, 2012

Dear Family,

Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss.

I worked with Stan as President of the CCTA and remember him as a true professional. I recall working with him to get the school budget passed and the following morning as we both parked in the front lot walking toward each other and shaking hands congratulating each other on our efforts. Good times!
Dan Spink
Port Orange, FL

Earline LaFleur

June 21, 2012

Nancy and Family, So sorry to hear of your loss! Your parents were so close! My heart feels for your loss! I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. May you have good memories to help you ease your pain. Our hope is that we are all united once again in Heaven! God Bless

Tom & Joan Simpson

June 20, 2012

Please accept our sincere condolences. Your family has had an awful year! Please find some peace in the fact that your parents are back together again, as they would want to be. They are in a much better place with no pain or suffering.

Peter Caparis

June 20, 2012

To my "third" brother. I will miss you so!