Richard Howder

December 14, 2022
Howder, Richard, Photo With Wife
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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved grandfather, Richard Howder. He was a kind and loving soul who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Richard Howder of Rushville New York, passed away December 14, 2022, in his home.

He was born on January 28th 1941, to Edward and Marion (Baton) Howder in Brockport New York. Richard married Sylvia (Kerstetter) Howder on April 10th 1965 and they had three children together, Cynthia Pickering, Richard Howder, Jr. and Tara Gaudette. He worked as a heavy equipment operator, and retired from Carini Excavating in 2020. He was an avid Hunter and fisherman, who was always tinkering with something. 

Richard is survived by his wife, Sylvia Howder; his grandchildren, Erin (Stephen) Rouse, Amanda (Derek) Pickering, Andrew (April) Pickering, Ashley (Dustin) Kraus, and Jonathan Gaudette; along with his seven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Marion, and children, Cynthia, Richie, Jr and Tara. 

A celebration of life is to be determined, and will be announced via Facebook and family. 

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Cindy Jackson from North Rose NY on Dec. 19, 2022

You will be sadly missed and a great man. Prayers for the family

Cindee Bennett from 114 Lakeview Drive Stockbridge ga 30281 on Dec. 20, 2022

Prayers to the family. He was a fun loving and special uncle. Sonny (Bill) and I enjoyed time we spent together at family outings.

MariAnne R. from New York on Jan. 14, 2023

Sylvia and family, I am so truely sorry for your loss. God bless you all.

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