Leo “Jerry” Howe III, 72, of Lachine passed away Monday, November 26, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena.
Leo was born October 13, 1946 in Detroit to the late Leo and Eleonora (VanLoon) Howe Jr. He served in the United States Marine Corps. Jerry worked with Howe-Martz Glass Company, once the oldest family glass business in Detroit dating back to 1915, started by Leo Howe Sr. his grandfather. Later worked and retired at Wahler Automotive in 2014. On November 18, 1994, he married his loving and caring wife Pearl E. Manning.
Surviving are his loving wife of 24 years, Pearl; and daughter, Tracy Howe (Peter) Kraft; 4 grandchildren, Taylor, Macallan, Hunter, Ryder that all live in both Frenchtown, NJ and Wellington, Florida.
Also surviving by sisters, Judy (Art) Gilbert, Carol (Mike) Burgess; and brothers, Michael (Ann) Howe, and James (Robin) Howe, along with many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Howe was preceded in death by his brother, William (Bill) Howe.
Jerry was an active horseback rider both at home and around the world. Also an active member for many years at the Detroit Athletic Club where he was an avid bowler. He enjoyed skiing, sailing, flying, woodworking, welding and working in his shop in Alpena alongside his German Shepherd.
Per his wishes, he has been donated to the University of Michigan anatomical donations program. Memorial visitation will take place on Saturday, December 8, at Community of Christ Church, 12990 Atkinson Road, Lachine from 2 p.m. until the memorial service at 5 p.m. with Elder Judy Jones and Mike Howe officiating. Arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.
Memorials: Huron Humane Society
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