We first met Howard and Sue at Starbucks in West Salem several years ago. We soon began meeting every Sunday morning for coffee and conversation with a small group of regular coffee drinkers. Howard’s humor was often a welcome part of the banter. He shall be missed but long remembered by all enjoyed those many Sunday mornings.
Rest in peace my dear brother in law and friend,I shall miss your kindness you love of every day life, your humor good bye my amazing friend
Dear Mike, Julie and family,
We send our deepest condolences to you and your family. Your dad is a treasure and his gifts of service to his community and to the arts are a great legacy.
I see so so much of his creativity and sense of community in your soul and how you now carry that service to the world forward.
I remember visiting your home in Salem years ago and getting the chance to meet your dad. When I told him how amazing the house was he pretty quickly deflected the compliment and instead told me how you had helped build so much of it. That ‘most of the nails in the place were Mikes’ as he looked around. He was very proud of that. It’s like he always had you nearby that way.
Peace be with you and your family as you honor his life and legacy.
I'll always remember Howard as a friendly, funny and intelligent man. The family home he designed will stand out as one of the most unique and peaceful places I had ever spent time in when I was younger. My thoughts are with him and his entire family today, and always. Rest in peace, Howard.
I am so sorry to read of Howard's passing in the Plattsburgh paper. Although I also live in Oregon, I grew up down the street from him on Mountain View Drive in Willsboro. My memories of him are fleeting, but seeing we both live in Oregon I wanted to write and express my condolences. I would visit his parent's home often as a kid (I loved the gold fish pond they all built) and especially his Mother and Father-In-Law, Bert and Mary who lived 3 houses over. Blessings to you all, Bob Adams, North Bend, OR