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Eric D. Howard

Eric D. Howard    “Big E”

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Eric D. Howard, 52, of Shinglehouse, passed away unexpectedly in Shinglehouse at the home of his lifelong friend on Thursday, July 26, 2018.

Born on August 6, 1965 in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of C. DeWayne “Dewy” and Patricia A. “Pat” Washburn Howard.  In Germantown, MD, he married Susan Corfman, who passed away in 2006.

Eric was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse and earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

Eric was employed as the IT manager for National Public Radio in Washington, D.C.

He enjoyed fishing and boating on the Chesapeake Bay and hunting in West Virginia.  His passion was computers.

Surviving besides his parents of Shinglehouse are a daughter, Megan (Mitch) Steffey of Honolulu, HI; a stepson, Kyle (Rosie) Corfman of Baltimore, MD; two brothers, Scott D. (Lynette) Howard of Guilford, VT and Mark D. (Bev) Howard of Alvin, TX; a nephew; and several nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins.

In addition to his wife, Eric was predeceased by his paternal and maternal grandparents.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library, PO Box 188, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Eric’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Eric, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com




To Eric's Family. I am so sorry for your loss. I just found out of his passing today when I did a search for him to see if I could find him. Eric and I were good friends and roommates in Germantown, MD. I moved back to Pennsylvania approximately 15 years ago to tend to an ailing family member and lost track of Eric's whereabouts. This news saddens me tremendously and I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to Eric's family and friends. RIP my friend.... Corey Stombaugh

Corey Stombaugh Dec 12 2018 12:00 AM

To the Howard Family, I am sorry to hear about the passing of Eric. I was a friend of his back in Maryland. We enjoyed some good times together, other than during the times when the Bills were losing the big game. He was always good person, very respectful. Rest in Piece Big E and may the Lord welcome you into Heaven

Bob Plunkett Dec 12 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sad to hear this news. Certainly taken too soon. May God be with you all in this time of grief ... my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Janet Nolan Aug 1 2018 12:00 AM

Little E. Always looked up to his brothers and wanted to be just like them. Very nice man and oh so kind. Ill miss ya

Rich Reed Jul 31 2018 12:00 AM

We are so very sorry for your loss. All of you are in are thoughts and prayers.

Dave and Kathy Garrity Jul 30 2018 12:00 AM

Dewy, Pat, and family, Thinking of you at this difficult time. My sympathies to you all.

Diane (Howard) Marsden Jul 30 2018 12:00 AM

Mr. and Mrs. Howard and family, I am very sorry to hear this news. I fondly counted Eric as a childhood friend from the class of 83. Please know that I keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. May God keep you in the palm of his hand.

Candy Stephan (Reynolds) Jul 30 2018 12:00 AM