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Howard M Aldrich

February 23, 1924March 12, 2013

Howard M Aldrich was born on February 23, 1924 and passed away on March 12, 2013 in Tucson, AZ.

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Howard M Aldrich

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Richard Holden

July 4, 2013

AN AFTERTHOUGHT.
Fourth Of July. This day was always special for Howard. An image I shall always hold in memory was the final morning I took him to the hospital after his quiet complaint of a racing heart. It was 5 a.m. as I parked near the emergency. He quickly got out of the car and before I could even complete parking he was on his way to the entrance. I was surprised to see his gait was much different from the one I had grown accustomed to for the past several years ...slower and slower and gradually more and more bent. No - this was suddenly a totally different Howard - Posture fully erect, shoulders back and walking briskly, in facr as if he was back in his time with the military. I could only think that he somehow sensed this was going to be his final days on earth and decided to leave in his military fashion - to bravely meet his own death heroically. I admired him for that.

Nancy Bruno

July 3, 2013

The last of my Grandmother Violet Aldrich's, family.

April 9, 2013

Dear Howard - Not a day passes that I don't miss your gentle, quiet
presence - coming home after a Wednesday evening rehearsal to find you making spaghetti, Wednesday being our traditional 'Spaghetti night"; sharing with me your vast knowledge of old movies and their stars on TCM; your acceptance of my wild speeches in Russian; our 5 a.m. coffee klatch watching the birds gather in the garden as the sun came up and telling me the latest news from the internet'; your sharing reviews of operas, plays, ballet performances; our morning visits to StarBucks. I will regret your missing the 4th season of "Downton Abbey" as I know you were looking so much forward to it. And your generosity.
You had a long life here on this planet; a hero's life that left us with so many wonderful, tender memories.
And the yellow snapdragons you just planted in the garden are now in full bloom.
Goodbye sweet friend .... richard

Wayne Anderson

March 31, 2013

Claudia Derrico

March 20, 2013

To Richard and all grieving friends and family, my sympathy and condolences. I am the mom of Wayne Anderson and I heard frequently through many years of how special Howard was in my son's life and with his family. May God comfort you.

Wayne Anderson

March 20, 2013

dad, I miss you so much. You were such a blessing to me and will be missed. Thank you for being such a generous person.