Dr. Frederick Allen Howard, 87, of 2598 Horton Rd., died Friday May 31, 2013, in WCA Hospital.
He was born Aug. 24, 1925, in Portland, N.Y., a son of the late Allen and Mabel Mawhir Howard.
He was a 1943 graduate of Brocton Central School where he lettered in basketball, played trumpet in the band and received the American Legion Award for outstanding scholastic and character achievement.
Frederick Allen Howard
Immediately following graduation he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps. During World War II he served in the European Theatre as a 2nd Lieutenant and navigator on the B26 Martin Marauder in the 9th Air Force, 394th Bomb Group, Squadron No. 526. He survived 45 bombing missions and was honorably discharged from the service in 1946.
He graduated from Alfred University Extension and later from Houghton College with a degree in chemistry and math. In the fall of 1951 he entered Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio and graduated in 1955.
Dr. Howard practiced family dentistry in Jamestown from 1955 to 1998 retiring after 43 years of joyfully fulfilling dedication to the skill and integrity of his profession. Three generations of many families were part of his practice.
He is a life member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association 8th District and the Jamestown Dental Society.
As a member of Bethel Baptist Church for over 50 years, he was and is a long-term member of the deacon board, chairman of the finance committee, chairman of the original building committee, Sunday school teacher for junior boys and chief ranger for the junior group of Boys Brigade.
Dr. Howard has been a passionate supporter of Bethany Baptist Camp for many years. He served as chairman of the board and finance committee. He, along with Rev. Warren Lewis, was a driving force for the planning and establishment of the new campsite in Ellington.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Frances Ann Louise Holmstrom Howard, whom he married July 24, 1949; three daughters Christine Ann (Jerry) Skinner of Cincinnati, Ohio, Brenda Kay (Rich) Corbett of Cincinnati, Ohio and Ann-Louise (Gary) Gerber of Atlanta, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Dr. Mark A. Howard on Oct. 9, 1996.
The funeral was held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 5 in Bethel Baptist Church. Rev. James Read officiated. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, N.Y. Friends were received from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the church.
Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Hunt Road, Jamestown, N.Y. 14701.
Light a candle in remembrance of Dr. Howard at www.lindfuneralhome.com.