Edwin Clark Howe, 100, of Dublin, loving husband, father, grandfather and great
grandfather, passed away on July 24, 2023, after a lengthy stay at Dublin Assisted
Ed was born June 12, 1923 in Toledo, Ohio to Edwin Johnson and Imogene Ann Howe.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-mother (Charlotte Keip Howe), and
brother, Richard Howe. On January 31, 1946, he married Ruthann Howe, who was his
devoted and loving wife for 68 years. Ed and Ruthann enjoyed long stays in Minnesota
and Worthington, Ohio. They relished their 30 year retirement in Sun City West,
Arizona, which began in 1982.
Ed is survived by three children: Jane (Mike) Dillner of Houston, TX; Steven (Sheila)
Howe of Hilliard, OH; and Carolyn (Mark) Mossing of Grand Rapids, MI. Also surviving
are four grandchildren: Andrew (Megan) Howe; Melissa (Andi Hodde) Howe; Lindsey
(Chris) Lawson; Laura (Robert Gonzales) Mossing; and five great grandchildren. Other
surviving relatives are Sue Howe (sister-in-law), Sally (Mark Standriff) Howe (niece), Chuck
Howe (nephew) and their families.
In 1944, Ed graduated from the University of Michigan in three years with a degree in
Chemical Engineering. He worked for Ashland Chemical for his entire career. He was
especially proud of his involvement with the government during the energy crisis of the
Ed’s enjoyment of tennis began when he was the captain of the Jessup Scott High
School team. Other hobbies included boating, softball, golf and bridge. He was a big
fan of Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, and the Big Band Sound.
Ed spent 35 years as a volunteer, director and officer of the Sun City West PRIDES. He
was a treasurer and officer for the U of M Alumni Club (Arizona Chapter). He also
donated time completing tax returns for those in need.
A memorial service will be held at the Tidd Funeral Home in Hilliard, OH on August 21st
from 4:00 to 6:00.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to PRIDES of Sun City West (14630 RH
Johnson Blvd, Sun City West, AZ 85375).
Special thanks to Capital City Hospice and Dublin Assisted Living for their
compassionate care over the last few months.
Dad in Rhyme
Please sit on down, take some time,
And listen ‘bout my Dad in rhyme.
About himself, he would not spout,
So I’ll just have to let it out.
“Pals Forever”, “Indian Guide”,
My Dad was always on my side.
Taught me how to throw a ball,
Coaching, teaching, gave his all.
Helped me steer a path that’s true,
Right from wrong, I took his cue.
Trustworthy, loyal in and out,
An honorary eagle scout.
Helpful, friendly, courteous, kind,
A better friend is hard to find.
Cheerful, thrifty, brave and clean,
A finer man you’ve never seen.
Obedient, reverent in life,
Even knew how to pick a wife.
Advisor and consultant too,
There isn’t much that he can’t do.
You can search the world, comb the land,
But you won’t find a better man.
Best compliment I’ve ever had
Is “You remind me of your Dad”!
Done all the braggin’ I can do,
Except to say that I Love You!!
Steve – June 1989