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Donald L. Howard

May 14, 1962 ~ November 13, 2020 (age 58)


Donald L. Howard, age 58, of 763 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, died early Friday morning, November 13, 2020, at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.  He was born May 14, 1962, in Ridgway, son of Peg L. (Victor) and the late Donald L. Clark and Robert V. Howard.  He married Darlene E. Lander on March 26, 1994, she survives.  He resided in Ridgway for many years.  Don was a Christian.  He was a graduate of Ridgway High School Class of 1980 and Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI.  He had been employed by multiple Country Clubs and resorts in Florida, as well as Aiello’s Cafe as a chef.


He is survived by his wife, Darlene E. Howard of Ridgway; 1 son Cameron C. Howard and companion Chelsie of Pittsburgh; 1 grandson Sullivan Howard of Pittsburgh; his mother Margaret L. “Peg” Howard of Ridgway, his father Robert V. Howard of St. Marys; 2 brothers:  Dean S. (Christine) Howard of Greensburg, PA and Daniel V. (Michelle) Howard of Ridgway; 1 sister Michelle (Daniel) Howard of Ridgway; and 7 nieces and nephews:  Maggie, Lauren, Carlotta, Elizabeth, Benjamin, William, and Frank.  He was preceded in death by his father Donald L. Clark and a brother Frank Clark.


A Memorial Service for Donald L. Howard will be private.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Ridgway Ambulance Corp.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home.  Share your online condolences at

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