John D. 'Uncle John'
Greece: Friday, December 19, 2008 at age 48. John is survived by his brother, Fred (Kathy) Howard; sisters, Karen (Alan) Burnham & Donna (Russell) Belmont; several nieces and nephews; many friends. John worked for Scoops Ice Cream for several years. His Memorial Service will be held, Friday at 7 P.M., in the Chapel of Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. Interment held at the convenience of family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of your choice in his memory.

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  2. Dear Donna and Family,
    I just now heard of Johns passing, I am so sorry for your loss. John was a wonderful man with a heart warming smile that I will remember always .. You are in my thoughts and prayers . God Bless .

    Valerie and Joe Thompson

  3. Dear Fred,Kathy & Family

    Our deepest sympathy to you at this difficult time
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you
    Friends Don & Mary Vail

  4. Dear Karen and Family,I am so sorry for your loss. It has been along time since we’ve seen one another. I remember all the times we would spend together after school.John was so polite to everyone and anyone he met.John,say HI to Mom for me.We will meet again one day.You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Dear karen, Allan, Dawn, Jill, Donna and all family members. We are so sorry to hear of Uncle John’s passing. He was such a nice guy!! I know Lisa has many special memories of Uncle John from when we lived on Picturesque Drive and she was an adopted family member as Dawn was to us. We are thinking of your family and have you all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, The Borelli’s

  6. Donna, God Bless you and your family on the loss of John. It was quite the shock to learn of his passing. He was like a big old Teddy Bear. May he rest in peace.

  7. I have many memories (a few may be a little hazy!) of the good times had by John and many other friends together over the last 20 years. My sympathies especially to Donna, I know you will miss him. John, say hi to our fellow ‘Cuff’ people who are with you now. Barb.

  8. I will always remember his laugh. John was always someone you could count on to get you from feeling down or depressed and make you smile!

  9. I’ve known John and the whole Howard family for many years, growing up together as neighbors in the tenth ward, working and partying together at Cuff’s Tavern. Many football trips, golf tournaments and after hour euchre games than I can count. Always had a way to make people laugh, but was also a good listener when you had a problem. I send my sympathy and love to the family. Rest easy big guy and please tell Frank that I miss him more than I can say. GO VIKINGS !

  10. John will be sorely missed by those who knew him. He always brought smiles whenever he visited. Many years ago, he made sure I knew he was there for me if I needed him and I will always remember and appreciate that.

  11. On one December day,all of our lives were changed forever. John has moved on to eternal life ,joining all that have left us in the past. We are all blessed with lifelong memories of a friend, brother, cousin or uncle. We will miss John’s smile, his chuckle ,his big heart and his presence but we will all be able to remember the guy who blessed each of us with those true memories. To Donna,Karen & Fred my heart is saddened for each of you,may each of you have the strength of the greatness John brought to us!

  12. Only God knows why it was Uncle Johns time to join him in a much better place. Uncle John has been my surrogate father for 16 years now, and I couldn’t have asked for a better man to fill those shoes. Uncle John always had the perfect balance of coddling us when we needed it and giving us a swift kick in the butt when we needed it. I am comfortable knowing that my father Chuck is now standing by Uncle Johns side, showing him a hell of a good time.

    I miss you both more than words can ever express. You will never be forgotten.

  13. To John’s Family, we want to express our deepest sympathies and wish you grace to overcome this time of loss. John was a great cousin, brother, son, friend, and will be sadly missed. He was always a happy go-lucky guy and made everyone he touched through his life better for knowing him. May he rest in eternal peace now and join all those who left before him.

    Love Don & Marcia

  14. Uncle John will be missed by all of us. He was a man that could always make you smile no matter what kind of mood you were in. I will always remember him for his laugh and his smile. Know that God has embraced Uncle John into his arms as a child of his own for eternity. Only God knows the plans he has for our lives. Let us all trust in his love for us. May God bless all of us on this day of sadness. Many blessings to Uncle John and to all of our family. Much love, Jason, Ashley, & Olivia

  15. We would like to thank all of John’s friends who have reached out to our family. John touched many people.We hope everyone will remember John for his smile and his way to make everyone around him laugh.He is in a better place and we know we will see him again.

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