Published in the Grand Rapids Press on 5/7/2008.
Calvin Howe, aged
83, passed Monday, May 5, 2008. Born into a family of 15, he was preceded
in death by three sisters and seven brothers.
Surviving are his wife, Jackie; daughter, Cathy and Dan Moomey; son,
Tom Howe and fiancé, Heather DeBack; step-family, Dan Moomey
Jr., Mary and Bart Stockreef, Dawn and Kevin Kline and their families;
sisters, Mary McKinley of Southfield, MI, Joann (Ron) DeBruine of San
Antonio, TX, Lynette (Fred) Flowers of Chicago, IL, brother John (Shirley)
Howe of Clinton, IA; and sister-in-law, Esther Howe of W. Columbia,
SC; many nieces and nephews.
Calvin served in WWII in Patton's 3rd Infantry and was present at the
He was a professional baseball player for 14 years, spending 34 proud
days with the Cubs.
He retired from the G.R. Public Schools as caretaker for Houseman Field.
The family wishes to thank the G.R. Home for Veterans and Spectrum Hospice
for their care. The family will receive visitors Thursday, May 8th from
7:00 to 9:00 at Memorial Alternatives, 2432 Fuller N.E. The funeral
is Friday, May 9th at 1:00 at the G.R. Home for Veterans Chapel, family
greeting visitors one hour before.
Memorial Alternatives 2432 Fuller NE 363-3700 www.memorialalternatives.com.