Friday, June 03, 2011


George H. Howard |

Howard, George H. Burt Lake, MI
Age 72, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2011 at his home. He was born May 5, 1939 in Bay City to George A. and June C. (Davenport) Howard. On March 14, 1964 in Saginaw, George married Janet L. Irving who preceded him in death on March 8, 2006. George was an Industrial Arts teacher for the Van Buren Public Schools in Belleville for 29 years retiring in 1994. He also coached girls and boys middle school basketball and boys high school basketball. He enjoyed fishing, camping, woodworking, home improvement, reading and could tell a good story. Survivors include his two children, Kevin (Cathryn) Howard of Ypsilanti and Kristen (Eddie) Antkoviak of Cheboygan; four grandchildren, David Antkowiak, Jack Antkoviak, Ella Antkoviak, and Maci Antkoviak, and one great grandson, Oliver Antkowiak. Besides his wife Janet, George was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Richard Howard. A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 3, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Nordman-Christian Funeral Home with his family greeting friends, beginning at 10:00 a.m., with the Rev. Jeff Dinner officiating. Memorial contributions in George's name may be directed to the Cheboygan County Humane Society. Online condolences may be made at www.stonefuneralhomeinc .com. George's family would like to extend a special thank you to Delores Palmer for her companionship and friendship to George over the last few years.

Attended George's funeral today in Cheboygan. There were 5 of us there from Belleville - John T., Mike S., Tommy M. and us. It was interesting to see Kristen and Kevin again - they were just kids last time we saw them. Kristen teaches Kindergarten and Kevin works for Washtenaw County. George's grandchildren were very well-behaved and so cute! Dick was asked to speak at the service and did a really nice job telling some of our favorite "George stories". Kevin delivered the eulogy, and it was well done. There was a luncheon after the service, at Mulligan's. It gave us a chance to meet people and have conversations about George and times past.