SALISBURY, Md. - John Thomas "Jack" Howes, 88, of Salisbury, MD and Newark, DE, died on Saturday, February 2, 2013, surrounded by his loving family at the Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Born on September 11, 1924 in Lock Four, PA, he was the son of the late Arthur Clement Howes and Isabel Hotchkiss Howes. He was a World War II US Army veteran, having served in the European and Pacific Theatres as a member of the 1289th Combat Engineers Battalion. He was a member of the Filer-Sadlak American Legion Post 954 in Jefferson, PA. Mr. Howes was employed at Mather Colliery in Mather, PA and Chrysler Corporation Auto Assembly Plant in Newark, DE.. He was a proud member of the United Mine Workers Union and United Auto Workers Union. He retired in 1988.
He is survived by his loving wife and high school sweetheart of 66 years, Donna Parmentier Howes; a son, John Keith Howes and daughter-in-law, Janice Howes of Woodbridge, VA, 2 daughters, Rebecca H. Allen and son-in-law, Robert Allen of Salisbury and Susan H. Conrad and son-in-law, John Conrad of Lagrangeville, NY; grandchildren, Nicholas Allen, Jordan Allen, Marc Howes, Erick Tompkins and Joseph Tompkins; great grandchildren, Abbi, Alissa, Eli and Sara; many beloved nieces and nephews; and a brother, Frederick Howes and sister-in-law, Gwen Howes of Raleigh, NC. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Edmund, Arthur and Paul; and 4 sisters, Ruth, Edith, Alice and Mary.
A Celebration of His Life will be held at a later date. Contributions in his memory may be made to a local Habitat for Humanity Chapter or to Community of Christ Church, 1205 Milltown Road, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, PA, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804. Please visit Holloway Funeral Home's website to express condolences to the family.