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Richard “Dick” Thompson Howard Jr, age 93, of Beaufort, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest on September 8, 2020.

Richard was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on March 20, 1927. He graduated from West Philadelphia High and went on to get his BA from Westchester College, after serving as a Lt in the US Navy on the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill during WWII. He made a career as a newspaper’s publisher’s representative for a number of papers in and around Philadelphia. He married Nancy Jane Schlichter. They raised their 2 children, first in Center City Philadelphia and later in Bucks County. He, his wife Nancy and son Richard relocated to Beaufort, South Carolina in 1998, having loved spending time on Harbor and Fripp Islands.

Richard is survived by his two sisters, Helen Zanas and Elizabeth Ann Reed; his two children, Richard T. Howard III of Beaufort and Gretchen H. Tara of California; his son-in-law, Roopinder Tara, and his two grandchildren, Nicholas Tara and Elaine Tara.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy, in 1999.

Richard was an athletic young man, a brave sailor, a loving husband and father, a well-loved neighbor and friend with a larger-than-life personality, and a lover of all animals.

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  1. Lori & Rick Wells says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We lovved your Dad and are priveledged to have known him. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts.

  2. Charlie and Mary Ann Borrmann says:

    We were sorry to hear of Dick’s passing.

    We could always expect a smile from him . May he rest in peace.

    Charles and Mary Ann Borrmann
    Blue Heron Circle
    Lady’s Island

  3. David and Ann Cargile says:

    We were so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He was a wonderful man and truly loved all the neighborhood dogs. We will miss seeing you taking him for his walks and stopping to talk to him. You and Gretchen are in our thoughts.

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