SUNBURY — After fighting a courageous battle against cancer, Ralph A. Howard Jr. died Oct. 6, 2009.
Mr. Howard is survived by his wife of 61 years, Carolyn Keener Howard; children, Bill (Kari), Jim (Carla), Paul (Julie), Marilyn; daughter-in-law, Jorene; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and siblings, Florence, Paul, Robert Howard, Ruth Parrott, Louise Belt and Janet Fulton. His eldest son, Ralph A. Howard III, preceded him in death.
Mr. Howard retired from Olentangy School System and served in the Army of Occupation in Japan during World War II.
Friends may call Sunday, 2-5 p.m., at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury. The service will be Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Sunbury United Methodist Church, 100 W. Cherry St., Sunbury, where friends will be greeted after 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Sunbury Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Sunbury UMC or Big Walnut Friends Who Share, P.O. Box 424, Sunbury, OH 43074. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.