Walter (Walt) James Howick


Walter (Walt) James Howick, 76, a long-time businessman from Conneaut Lake, passed away after a short illness Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the Family Hospice & Palliative Care House in Pittsburgh with family by his side.
He was born in Meadville, PA on July 12, 1943 to the late Walter B. and Madeline (Gribus) Howick.
Walt was the owner of Howick's Auto Body in Conneaut Lake, a charter member of Conneaut Lake Ambulance Service, and a member of the Conneaut Lake Park Fire Department. Walt was also a past president at Conneaut Lake Fire Department and a past member of the Jaycees.
Walt enjoyed running races, going to the car races, watching sports on tv and spending time with his family and friends. In the past, Walt was a cross country coach at Linesville HS. He raced several drag strip cars and always loved going to watch his grandchildren in their sporting events.
Walt is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Alice M. (Herdering) Howick; his children, Bradley Howick and his wife Chris of Conneaut Lake, Ed Howick of Centerville, Jeanna Green and her husband Alan of Atlantic; his brothers, Albert Howick and his wife Genny, Norman Howick and his wife Marge; his sister, Sr. Martha Howick; eleven grandchildren, Joshua Howick and his wife Irene, Tamara Mercier and her husband Jeremy, Brettian Yunik, Annmarie Howick, Gavin Varner, Alex Howick, Edward Howick, Madeline Howick, Adam Green and his wife Jessie, Cristeanna Green and her fiancé Brandon Carberry, Karlee Green and her fiancé Anthony Bartoo; five great grandchildren, Kia Herzog, Julianna & Jayme Mercier, Liam Bartoo and Rowan Green; and several nieces and nephews.
Walt was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Jeannett Bronder.
As per Walt's wishes, a private celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Walt was a very giving man so in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the following which were important to him: Walker Run 5k, c/o Laurie Kurt, 8072 State Highway 285, Conneaut Lake, PA 16316; Mike R. Hardesty Memorial Fund, 1547 Franklin Road, Jackson Center, PA 16133; Conneaut Lake Area Ambulance Service, PO Box 546, Conneaut Lake, PA 16316; Center of Organ Recovery & Education,
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Arrangements have been entrusted to the DICKSON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, Rocco R. Tedesco III, Supervisor, 130 N Second Street, Conneaut Lake, PA 16316.
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Cheryl Saylor Platton
Aug 16, 2019
Walt was a wonderful, kind and loving man who seemed to always have time for his children as they were growing. I will cherish the nickname he gave me in my youth of “Mario Andretti “. No matter how grumpy I was he could always make me chuckle.
To his family, I pray that God lifts you up on Angels wings to help you through this most difficult of times. May he give you strength and courage to carry on.
Betty and Greg O'Day
Aug 14, 2019
What a wonderful person Walt was. Will be missed by so many. Will always remember his wonderful laugh. He was a great person that would do anything for anyone. So sadly missed. Loved joking around with him, will miss that. So sorry for the family. My heart goes out to you all.
Diane and Dale Heathcote
Aug 13, 2019
Alice, Brettian and the rest of the Howick family, we are so very sorry to hear of Walt's passing. Our hearts share in your pain in this loss. He was a very giving and kind man and such a big part in the lives of my children when they were young. We will forever be grateful for his wonderful example to Brettian and the rest of our family. God bless you all.
Diane and Dale Heathcote
Aug 13, 2019
Alice, Brettian and the rest of the Howick family, we are so sorry for your loss. Walt was a very giving and kind man. I know he will be dearly missed. We are thinking of you all.
Joan Crowley-Uncle Joe's Daughter
Aug 13, 2019
My love & prayers go to all the Howick Families. What great tributes for such a great guy. Absolutely, he's soaring with the angels!
The perrys
Aug 12, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss Walter was a wonderful amazing man and a very hard working man I will never forget going to the races with him. You are now one of God's beautiful angels and I know we will see you again someday in heaven rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family
Dave Smith
Aug 12, 2019
It's been a long time since I've seen Walt. He's been a great friend and will be missed. My Condolences to alice and family.
Leo Talbot Jr. and family
Aug 12, 2019
First met this man in 1975 and was as friendly then as the last time we met. I could always hear him chugging along at the Walkerrun. To see him doing that makes you feel somehow your not doing enough. He was a great man.
.Marsha and Clayton Cornman
Aug 12, 2019
So sorry to hear of Walt's passing Walt was a good man and friend .Alice you are in our prayers and thoughts.
Jodi Hanna
Aug 11, 2019
You will be truly missed by all Walt! You were an inspiration to many! RIP amd fly high with the angels. Till we meet again love you!!
Joyce Gribus Faith
Aug 11, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all
Danielle Eaton-Schoen
Aug 11, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the Howick family. My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone one of you! Love all of you!
Ron & Tammy Barnes
Aug 11, 2019
So sorry for your family's loss. Prayers to all of you and may God bring you all comfort during this time. Hugs love and prayers. He was a very special man and touch many he will be missed. 💜🙏🏻😢
ROGER and Sandra Reinnagel
Aug 11, 2019
We are so. Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your family and hopes that many happy memories get you through this deep sorrow.
Kyle Gibbs and Venus glancy
Aug 11, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow
Dennis & Kim Winkler
Aug 11, 2019
So sorry for your loss he was a wonderful man. He was a great neighbor always there when we needed help! He will be missed
Angie & Ron Krachkowski and Family
Aug 10, 2019
We a very sorry for your loss.
The morrows
Aug 10, 2019
So sorry for your loss, prayers for the family
Katie Chambless
Aug 10, 2019
Fly high with the angels you were a great friend and a inspiration to others. See you in heaven again someday.
Mandi Bartz
Aug 10, 2019
Alice and family,Im so sorry to hear about the passing of Walt. Much love to all of you, my life is better knowing both of you!
Tricia Rumbaugh- Spragg
Aug 10, 2019
I will always love Walt & Alice! I am so thankful for the time that I knew him & I'm so glad that I got a chance to see him while I was visiting PA!
Prayers & love to the whole family! He will be greatly missed!!
Kathy keller
Aug 10, 2019
Sweetest most caring giving man in the will be truly missed my friend! ♡
Chris kean
Aug 10, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the family and all the children and grandchildren, a lot of memories seeing him at different school functions and sporting events throughout our community. Also knowing that he operated a business in Conneaunt Lake for many years to support his family and show his love for CL ! 🙏
Donna and Joe Kimmel
Aug 10, 2019
We are so sorry to hear about Walt's passing. He wad a wonderful man. Your whole family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ralph Egyud
Aug 10, 2019
A true gentleman and a lovely, giving soul. Walt will be missed by all whom he touched.