Obituary of Gregory D. Howell Sr.
Gregory D. Howell Sr. 91, passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021 at the Pine Acres Nursing Home in Madison.
Born and raised in Elizabeth, Mr. Howell had been a resident of Piscataway since 1968.
A Veteran of the Korean War, Greg enlisted in the United States Navy in 1951. He proudly served our country for three years before receiving his honorable discharge in November of 1954. During his three years at sea, Mr. Howell was stationed on three vessels; USS Monterey, USS Coral Sea and the USS Gilbert Islands.
An avid NY Yankees fan that once had an on-the-field encounter with the great Joe DiMaggio, Greg was a philately specialist and also enjoyed collecting coins. In addition, he was a former member of the Piscataway Elks Lodge #2414.
Mr. Howell is predeceased by his first wife Evelyn who passed away in 2003 and a granddaughter Jennifer Willard.
Surviving are his current wife, Gloria Brooksbank of Piscataway; daughters, Regina Willard and her husband Robert of Randolph, Jacqueline Sherman and her husband Mark of San Jose, CA and Suzanne Payne of Houston, TX; son, Gregory D. Jr. and his wife Karen of Bridgewater; sisters, Phyllis DiCenzo of Milltown and Adrienne Rudolph of Roselle; grandchildren, Courtney Ransom, Kyle Payne, David, Jonathan and Sarah Willard, Caroline Pryor, Andrew Sherman and Samantha, Matthew and Henry Howell and great grandchildren, Fiona Mae Willard and Nicholas Pryor.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 26, 2021 beginning at 8:30am in the Piscataway Funeral Home 18 Stelton Rd. Piscataway, NJ 08854 followed by a 10am funeral mass at St. Frances Cabrini RC Church, Piscataway.
Interment will follow at St. James Cemetery, Woodbridge.
To offer the Howell family online messages of sympathy and to view the full obituary please visit Gregory’s webpage at www.piscatawayfuneralhome.com
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