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1941 ~ 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Henry Howard was born in the summer of 1941, to John Howard and Sarah Shannon Howard Gadson in Sumter, South Carolina. On January 17th, he passed away at Staten island University Hospital North to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Henry's education commenced at High Hill Elementary School, culminating in his graduation from Ebenezer High School. Following his high school graduation, he left South Carolina for New York City, where he resided until the end of his days.
In New York City, Henry met and married Barbara Ann Long, with whom he raised two children in Staten Island, NY.
For 40 Years, Henry worked as an Audio-Visual Technician for Author Anderson and their subsidiary, Accenture. On his 40th work anniversary, he received a letter from the Honorable Mayor Michael Bloomberg, recognizing his exceptional work ethic and dedication.
Although Henry was a man of few words, he made a profound impact on countless individuals. He possessed a remarkable sense of humor, and his laughter was infectious. He was kind and compassionate to everyone he encountered. Moreover, he served as a mentor and confidant to young men, always willing to lend an ear and offer advice when requested.
Henry is survived by his wife barbara Long-Howard, his daughter Barbara N. Howard-Velez (Son-In-Law, Jaime Velez), his son Gregory Howard, his sisters Rena Howard Dixon and Mamie Lee Howard Arthur, his brother Lewis Howard, his sister-in-law Emma Howard and his two grandchildren, Noah and Aria Velez, as well as nephews, nieces and cousins. His memory lives on in the hearts of those who knew him.