June 8, 1933 ~ February 26, 2020
Born in: Plattsmouth, Nebraska
Resided in: Fremont, California
Loving husband, father, grandpa, great-grandpa, and friend. Affectionately known as Sonny by those who knew him, Howard was born in Nebraska and then got the urge to move to California after being stationed in Monterey during his time in the Navy. After finishing trade school in diesel mechanics in Nebraska, Howard moved his family to California. He was a resident of Fremont for 60 years.
Howard was proud of his service in the US Navy and of his 35 years as a heavy equipment mechanic in Operating Engineer’s Local 3.
Howard and Tootie (Delores) enjoyed many years traveling as a family and later in life as a couple in their motorhome. Howard enjoyed camping, motorcycle riding, square dancing, country music, navy reunions and spending time with friends.
He had a great sense of humor, would make everyone feel welcome and help anyone fix anything.
Howard is survived by his son Rusty; daughter Debbie (Colin) Anderson, grandkids Jacob, Lindsay, Matthew, Blake, and Cooper; and great-grandchildren Luke, Tyler, and Austin. He is preceded in death by his wife Delores and son Danny.
He will be missed dearly by all those who knew and loved him.
A drop-in reception and celebration of Howard’s life will be held Sunday, March 8, 2020, 12 pm – 4 pm at Berge Pappas Smith Chapel of the Angels, 40842 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, California, 94538. 510-656-1226. Please direct any communications to Berge Pappas Smith Chapel of the Angels.
You can donate to a charity of your choice or Young Life Capernaum-CA 16, 1123 Hanchett Ave, San Jose, CA 95126 (Attn. Shelley Smith) Memo: Howard Herrington.