Wilford F. Howell Jr.
October 11, 2018
Wilford F. Howell Jr., 86, of West Pittston, passed away Oct. 11, 2018, in Wilkes-barre General Hospital.
Born in West Pittston, he was the son of the late Wilford Sr. and Esther Dymond Howell. He was a graduate of the West Pittston High School and a member of the First United Methodist Church in West Pittston.
Wilford served in the United States Army in the 31st Battalion 7th Infantry division during the Korean Conflict.
Wilford was a member of the American Legion Post 672 Dallas.
Wilford was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, in 2017; brother, Russell and sister, Elizabeth.
Wilford is survived by his daughters, Beverly Bellone (Louis), Hanover Twp.; Sharlene Brown (Doug), West Pittston; Colleen Frushon (Joe), Dupont; Chrissy Fernandes (Shawn), West Pittston; sons, Russell (Amy), Plains Twp.; Wayne (Judie), Wilkes Barre; David (Maureen), The Villages in Florida; brother, Ken, South Dakota, and sisters, Jean, Hughestown; and Marge, Florida; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held Tuesday at Howell-lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave. in West Pittston, with a service beginning at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Tenny Rupnick officiating. Everyone is asked to be at the funeral home by 9:45 a.m. Interment will be in Mountain View Burial Park in Harding. Friends may call from 5 until 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.