Raymond J. Howe
DOVER - Raymond J. Howe, 92, entered into rest at 11:46 a.m. on Saturday February 18, 2023 in High Springs, FL. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Virginia C. Howe on January 16, 2020. The couple had been married 66 years.
Born April 6, 1930 in Gettysburg, Raymond was a son of the late Lloyd David and Viola Marie (Sponseller) Howe.
He was a veteran of the Air Force and Army for 5 years during the Korean War. He retired from GTE after 37 years of Service.
Raymond was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He loved the game of tennis, and played for years with relatives and friends. He jogged/walked just about every day of his life, until recently. He was a mall walker at the West Manchester Mall for more than 25 years, and enjoyed fellowship and coffee with his friends. He was also a regular at Route 74 diner where staff and patrons kept him company after his loving wife’s passing. He was a member of the VFW in Dillsburg, and was one of the founding members of St. David's E.C. Church in Weigelstown.
He is survived by four children, Candy L. Howe of York, Ranie J. Howe and husband Richard W. Frey of Fort White, FL, Michael J. Howe of York, and Joseph D. Howe and wife, Concetta of Dillsburg; twelve grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Mary Lou Miller, and Gertrude I. Peters.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the viewing and time to celebrate Raymond’s life from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at Emig Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 47 N. Queen St., Dover. The graveside service will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2023 in Hampton Union Cemetery in New Oxford where veteran’s honors will be presented by the York County Veterans Honor Guard. Officiating will be the Rev. N. Patrick Teaford, pastor of St. David’s E.C. Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or by visiting https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.
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Wounded Warrior Project
P.O. Box 758516, Topeka KS 66675-8516