William R. Howe

September 1, 1937 - June 16, 2008

09/01/1937 - 06/16/2008

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Visitation
Thursday June 19, 2008
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
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Cemetery
Friday June 20, 2008
Riverview Cemetery
2026 St. Clair Avenue
East Liverpool, OH 43920
330-385-9262 | Directions
Service
Friday June 20, 2008
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
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Visitation
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
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HOWE, William R. “Bulldog” 70, died Monday June 16, 2008. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He was loved and will be sadly missed by all. He was born in Wheeling on September 1, 1937, he was a retired Carpenter at Carpenters Union Local #3 and a former Army reservist serving as a medic at Fort Houston. He was a member of the Cave Club, IOLA Club and the Bridgeport Eagles. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sarah E. “Louise” Fleahman Howe in 1969, his father, Robert E. Howe in 1997, two sisters, Leighanna Howe in 1945 and Mary Jo Howe McCord in 1966.
Surviving is his wife, Barbara A. Davidson Howe, a daughter, Billie Jo Howe of Wheeling, two stepdaughters, Barbara Bowman of California and Linda Bowman Cassano of Florida, a stepson, Gary Bowman of Wheeling, a sister, Sally Silbaugh of Wheeling, three grandchildren, William Tyler Ray Sena, Gary Bowman and Dana Bowman, loving nephews and nieces, Tammy Silbaugh and Sherry, Bobby and Billy McCord along with great nephews and nieces, Jordan, Brent and Jessica.
Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger Street, Elm Grove where services will be held on Friday at 11:00am. Interment will be held at Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.
On-line condolences may be expressed to the family at altmeyer.com

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Davidson's Family
8 years ago

Aunt Barb and Billie Jo, I am sorry to hear that Uncle Bill pass away. We are going to miss talking and joking with him. He made everyone feel welcome and relax.

Love

Steve, Sunghye,

Deanna & Yasmine

Stephanie Ward Stahl
8 years ago

Barb, Billie & Family

I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was wonderful! I have so many fond memories of growing up with Billie Jo and how Bill was always teasing us in some way, he sure did keep us on our toes! I will never forget when he let us fill the bed of his pick up truck with water so we could swim, what were we thinking? he just laughed at us because the water wouldn’t stay in and we were so mad. He will be missed by all who knew him. I am greatful that I had the chance to grow up around such a loving and fun guy.

If you need anything, please let me know, I will always be here for you!

Vivian Mason
8 years ago

Barbara and family:

I just heard the news

about “Bulldog’s” passing and wanted to let you know that my heart goes out to you at this time. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. My prayers are with you and I hope you will find some peace and comfort. Love, Vivian and family

Pennie Sailer Dulaney
8 years ago

Barbara, Billie & Family,

I’m so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

Sincerely,

PennieSailerDulaney

Jerry & Janet Nixon
8 years ago

Barbara, Billie, Sally, Tammy and families,

You are in our thoughts and prayers in this time of great loss.

Blessings,

Jerry and Janet Nixon

Lee & Patsy Glessner
8 years ago

Barbara, Sally and Families:

Our deepest sympathy is offered at this very difficult time. Cherish the memories. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

God Bless You,

Lee and Patsy Glessner

TIM TOLAND
8 years ago

BARBARA,BILLIE JO,TAMMY,SALLY &FAMILY, I JUST WANTED TO SAY HOW SORRY I AM ABOUT BILL. HE WAS A GREAT FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR.I WILL MISS HIM VERY MUCH.I REALLY ENJOYED SOME OF OUR CONVERSATIONS IN THE PAST. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. IF YOU NEED SOMETHING DON’T HESITATE TO CALL

Jerry & Susan Bierkortte Pocta
8 years ago

Dear Barb and family,

Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you at this difficult time. The memories you have of Bill will keep him alive in your heart. May he rest in peace.

Susan and Jerry

The Hoopers
8 years ago

Dear Barb words can’t explain how sorry we are. Rachel will really miss Bill and his little treats he gave her.

Missy Cunningham- Glessner
8 years ago

Dear Barb, Billie Jo, Sally, Tammy, and family:

we are so very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Bill meant a lot to all of our family and we will miss him. God now has another great carpenter by his side. Please know we are keeping all of you in our thoughts and our prayers. Please let us know if you need anything.

All of our love,

Sue Cunningham, Todd, Kelly, Kara, & Krissy Cunningham, Toby,

Missy, Gary, Sydney & Kelsey Glessner

Pat Sena
8 years ago

Dear Barbara,

My prayers are with you and the family at this time. I was so sorry to hear about the death of Bill and I am sorry I was not able to know him more. I do look forward to hearing about him in the future on my visits to see Steven, Billie, Tyler and everyone else.

Sandi NIven
8 years ago

Dear Howe, Silbaugh, family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. A life who touched the hearts of others will never be forgotten.

SANDI THEISS-NIVEN & CONNIE GRINSTEIN

Barbara Joan
8 years ago

Hi Mom and Billie, I wish I were there to offer my support in person.

May you continue to find happiness and comfort in memories of the loved one passed.

Love Barbara Joan

Bruno Wojtaszek
8 years ago

Please accept my condolences in your untimely loss. It was an honor and privilege playing next to Bulldog for the Wheeling Mighty Mites aka Wildcats. I will miss talking with Bulldog when I visit back to Wheeling. Again, I am so sorry at yours and our loss. Bruno

Mike Lucey
8 years ago

Please accept my deepest sympathies on the untimely passing Bill. His smile, jokes, and genuine nature will be sadly missed by all. I wish that you all find peace and consolation during this time of loss in knowing the many hearts he touched while he was with us.

May God bless and keep you Bulldog.

Most Sincerely,

Mark & Diane Shafer
8 years ago

We were saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. Mark will always remember how he and Frank loved to tease each other and how Bill was there for Frank & Barbara until the end. He was a good guy who could always be counted on and we will always remember his sense of humor. He made an impression on Chad & Frank the very first time they meet him. They thought he was old school but loved it. Our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with all who loved him so much and appreciated him for who he was.