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William "Bud" E. Howe

June 29, 1933 ~ February 17, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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William "Bud" Howe Obituary

Our beloved father, grandfather, and husband, William E. “Bud” Howe, age 90, passed away February 17, 2024.

Bud was a longtime employee of the Coca-Cola Company, where he retired after 42 years. He also worked for Century 21 Real Estate and the News-Herald. 

Bud was an avid Cleveland Indians fan and a talented musician who loved to play the accordion and regularly performed at local night spots including Sahara Lounge in Willoughby. He also hosted polka bus tours with Milan Racanovic. 

Bud was the loving husband of Diana Taylor (nee Clute) for 50 years; dearest father of William, Jr. (Valerie), Edward, Diana Smrdel (Frank), James (Diana) and Wendi Williams (Dane); dearest stepfather of Tina Schiltz (Kenneth), Sherry Taylor and Roxanne Lanham (Chris); devoted papa and grandpa to 22 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. 

Bud was preceded in death by his parents, Chester C. Howe and Florence Rosella Howe; brother, Chester (Beverly, deceased) and sister, Helen “Sunny” Beck (William, deceased).

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 22nd at The Orlando-Donsante-Previte Funeral Home 29550 Euclid Ave., Wickliffe.  

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Memorial Service
February 22, 2024

11:00 AM
Orlando-Donsante-Previte Funeral Home
29550 Euclid Ave.
Wickliffe, OH 44092


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