The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

August 26, 2013

Kenneth A. Howell

ST. MICHAEL — HOWELL – Kenneth A. “Cowboy,” “Tex,” “Stubby” and “KK,” 69, St. Michael, died Aug. 25, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Feb. 26, 1944, in Beaverdale, son of William and Clara (Stigers) Howell. Preceded in death by parents; first wife, the former Betty Plummer; and sister, Faye Dallara. Survived by loving wife, Janet M. (Margo), whom he married Aug. 18, 2001; children, Shelly, and special friend, Ehab Mohammed, Egypt; Theodore, married to Tracey Noon, South Fork; and Dorothy Jo Howell, fiancee of  Tom Gahagan, Johnstown; five grandchildren; sisters, Leah Howell, Maye Rusnak and Pattsy (John) Rusnak; and brothers, Ray Howell and Dwight (Mary) Howell, all of Beaverdale; nieces and nephews; special cousin, Steve Estok; and numerous other beloved family and friends. Ken proudly served for 16 years in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was employed by Thiele Industries as a welder and worked many years in maintenance in Block Island, R.I. Member of St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael; Beaverdale American Legion Post 460; and South Fork VFW 7524. Ken was an avid hunter and especially enjoyed trapping red fox. Member of Dunlo Rod & Gun Club, Wilmore Sportsmen, and both the Pennsylvania and National Trappers Associations. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., South Fork, where vigil for the deceased will be held Tuesday evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at  10:30  a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Father Charles F. Bodziak. Committal, St. Michael Cemetery. Military graveside service by the Beaverdale American Legion Post 460. (www.dimondfuneralhome.com)

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