Howard Frederick McEntee

October 14, 1921November 18, 2020

Howard Frederick McEntee, 99, passed away in Virginia Beach, VA, on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

Howard was born in Owosso, MI to the late William and Carrie McEntee. He is also predeceased by his son, Jeffrey McEntee. Howard was a graduate of Owosso High School where he quarterbacked the 1938 & 39 football teams. Howard was a US Navy veteran who served throughout the Pacific in WWII. Following his active duty service he attended Michigan State University where he graduated with a Business Degree. After moving around the mid-west working for Dri Gas Corporation; he became a personnel director with Michigan State University from where he retired. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Howard was a true sports enthusiast; he loved all sports and passed that love to his children. He loved Lansing Eastern sports where his four sons participated for many years. He was a die hard Michigan State and Detroit Lions fan. Howard loved his time spent with famiy at his cottage in Gulliver, MI. He is cherished in memory by his loving wife of 64 years, Kathleen Edith McEntee; sons, Cary (Rosalie) McEntee, Howard (Mary) McEntee and Jack McEntee; he is also survived by six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, December 3, 6:00p.m. at Smith and Williams Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at



3 December

Celebration of Life

6:00 pm

Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville

4889 Princess Anne Rd
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

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November 29, 2020

To Jack: I remember your father well from MSU. I think he interviewed me twice for a job. I hope he did not suffer. May his soul rest in peace. I hope your doing well. I don't know if you remember me, we worked together at Campus Mailing. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. If you ever get back to Lansing I hope you'll call 517 4850887.

Jan Rozich

November 21, 2020

There are so many memories of Gulliver times....Howard told me of his time in service when he saw spirea bushes that reminded him of home. My cabin next door has spirea bushes.

He spent many hours fishing. One time he caught a large unidentifiable fish off the Manistique pier. He often went out in his boat alone at dusk to try his luck on Gulliver Lake.

Howard and Kathleen were the best neighbors one could have. My condolences to the family.

Kenneth Murdoch

November 19, 2020

I remember Mr McEntee when he worked at MSU. He used to love visiting with us boys and never failed to get his State of Michigan map out and ask us where our cabins were. Always enjoyed my visits to the Gulliver cabin while I was working in the UP. He loved sharing photos of the family and grand kids.

Last but not least, When Jeff was living with me on Darien Street Mr McEntee used to push his first Grandson in a stroller up to our Darien Street house and visit Jeff, myself and watch the Tigers.

Loved the guy!


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