Howard Trager

October 17, 1933January 9, 2021

Howard Trager was born on October 17, 1933 and passed away on January 9, 2021 and is under the care of IJ Morris at Star of David of the Palm Beaches.

Graveside Service will be held on January 13, 2021 at 11:00 am at IJ Morris at Star of David of the Palm Beaches, 9321 Memorial Park Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

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  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021


Howard Trager

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Stacey Ebel

January 16, 2021

Uncle Howie, as we all knew him, was the best hugger! Always gregarious and willing to talk if I needed it & especially loving towards our mom Irma, his sister. He was everything to her and my sisters & I are so grateful for the love & support he showed our mom after we lost our dad. Her 9 years in Florida were so special because of him & we'd like to thank Estelle for making him so happy for the last 17 years. We'll miss you, Uncle H. Sending much love to his children & their families.

Allison West

January 15, 2021

Uncle Howie is who he was to me. My mom’s older brother, bigger than life. Uncle Howie was /is so loved. He always called me Big Al and always had a story to share. I remember visiting him after Auntie Lona died and we talked late into the night about everything. I never had him to myself before and I cherished that visit. He was smart as a whip, lightening fast sense of humor and always had some sarcastic quip. He loved my mom fiercely and was her protector- always. I love you Uncle H, rest in peace, you were loved.

Jeff Trager

January 14, 2021

Howard and Lona at their wedding. Feb 21

Jeff Trager

January 14, 2021

Thank you all for your kind words about my dad. It is so heartwarming to see how many lives were touched by dad.

Elizabeth Walkinshaw

January 14, 2021

The saying they broke the mold was for you Howard. Always true, a gentleman, caring and funny. You will be missed by so many. ❤️

Laurie Cohen

January 13, 2021

Howard was a true gentlemen; soft spoken, humble and gracious. His many years of work on behalf of the Wellington senior community will not be forgotten. He loved his family, his friends and his community and he and Estelle were great fun to be around. Our prayers go out to Estelle and family. May his memory be a blessing to you.

John McGovern

January 13, 2021

Howard will be truly missed! He was larger than life and a driving force in the Village of Wellington. I will miss his guidance, strength and advocacy on behalf of our seniors. God Speed!! I send my deepest condolences to Estelle and the Trager family.

Councilman John McGovern
Village of Wellington

Margaret Caliendo

January 13, 2021

We will always remember when you said “It gets better”, you were so right!!!
Peg and Jerry
Until we meet again....❤️

Carlos and Abby Nunez

January 13, 2021

My wife and I loved Howard, we called him Howie, and will miss him dearly. A more decent man is hardly found anywhere, he was funny, kind, he always enjoyed the Peruvian food we made in our family meetings and, as we Peruvians say, he was a beloved "caballero" which means a real gentleman or even more accurate a mensch. Rest in peace Howie, you will be always in our minds.

Ilysha Brown

January 12, 2021

Howard was a wonderful man. He knew,exactly how to make my grandmother happy. They were not only companions, but best friends. Howard became a part of our family as soon as we met him. He was the only great grandfather my 4 children had. They felt his love everytime they visited us, or called and sang. Howard would even brush my daughters hair when he was here, it was their thing to always talk about. He made sure my grandmother made it to Maryland for her great grandchildren graduations and always made us feel loved. He will be greatly missed. We are grateful for the short almost 20 years that we got to know him. Love always.