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Obituary of George Arnold Howard

George Arnold Howard, 74, of the Signor Road, Peru, died Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at the Elizabethtown Community Hospital, with his loving family by his side. He was born in Fort Ann, April 17, 1945, the son of Gilbert and Noda (Christian) Howard. He grew up in Bouquet and attended Westport High School. He served his country proudly with the United States Army until his honorable discharge in 1965. He worked as a tree surgeon for John Whitney of Bouquet, later worked on the flight line maintenance crew on the Plattsburgh Air Force Base, and lastly drove truck for Harry Haynes Construction, prior to retiring. George enjoyed camping, fishing, boating, water skiing, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Left to cherish the memory of George are, his wife of 45 years, Zoa Timmons Howard, whom he married August 9, 1974 in Keeseville; children, Robert (Sue) Howard, Robin Howard, and Roger Howard; step-children, Debbie (Dezi) Baughn, James (Cindy) Shortell, and Colleen (Steve) Mashtare; brother, Ken (Darlene) Howard; sisters, Geraldine Denton, Stella (Vern) Bashaw, and Dorina (Robert) Sayward; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Gilbert Howard, Jr. Calling hours will be held Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 4 to 7 pm at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. A funeral service will be held at 6:30 in the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William G. Reamer, officiating. Military honors will follow the funeral service. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family in St. Augustine's Cemetery in Peru. Donations in his memory may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055.
Saturday
11
January

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Hamilton Funeral Home Inc.
294 Mannix Road
Peru, New York, United States
Saturday
11
January

Funeral Service

6:30 pm
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Hamilton Funeral Home Inc.
294 Mannix Road
Peru, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

St. Augustine's Cemetery
3035 Main Street
Peru, New York, United States