HOWER HENRY H
1LT Henry H. Hower died after flight school but did not serve as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam on 06/23/2005
Flight Class 70-44
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Jim Henthorn
More detail on this person: Did not serve in Vietnam. Found this obit in yesterday's' Northwest
Daily News (Florida).
Maj. (ret) Henry "Hank" Hower, Jr., age 66 of Crestview(FL); a brave, proud and loving man passed
away Thursday, Jun 23, 2005 at his home. He served as
a major in the PAANG as an Army Aviator.
From: "Jim Henthorn"
Maj. (Ret.) Henry H. Hower Jr.
Maj. (Ret.) Henry H. Hower Jr., 66, Crestview, Fla., formerly of Tamaqua, a brave, proud, and loving
man, passed away Thursday at his home.
He was born in Tamaqua and moved to Crestview, Fla. three years ago from Johnstown.
He served as a major in the Pennsylvania National Guard as an Army Aviator. He proudly served his
country for 46 years before retiring in February of 1999. He was president of the Pennsylvania
National Guard for several years. He received many commendations during his career, culminating with
his induction into the Honorable Order of St. Michael, in special recognition of his outstanding
contributions to the community of Army Aviation.
He was a member of the American Legion, Foxwood Country Club, Shoal River Gun Club, Eglin Officer's
Club, Humane Society and a life-member of the NRA.
Mr. Hower was preceded in death by his parents, Henry H. Hower Sr. and Ethel (Major) Hower, and a
brother, Richard Hower.
Surviving are his wife of three years, Carol Hower, of Crestview, Fla.; sons, Douglas Hower and his
wife, Shelley, of Pennsylvania and David Hower and his wife, Melissa, of Georgia; daughters, Lt. Cl.
Debra Hower and her husband, CI Al Jones, of Georgia; and Denise Bennett and her fiancÚ, Michael
Vernau, of Pennsylvania; sisters, Gloria Rimm, Elizabeth Fabian and Carolyn Soley, all of Tamaqua; a
half-brother, Lee Hower, of Waverly, Tenn.; grandchildren, Erika, Keith, Lauren, Anthony, Brooke,
Bailey, Chloe, Tyler and Taven; step-children, Adrienne Berardi and her husband, Michael; Danielle
Gleason and her husband, Paul; and Francis Frearr and his wife, Jennifer, all of Johnstown; and
step-grandchildren, Anthony, Dominic, Kaylyn and Charly, all of Johnstown.
The funeral service was held Monday at Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home Chapel, Crestview, Fla.
A Military Funeral with full Military Honors will be held in Pennsylvania at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, or NOAH, 551 S. Main St.,
Crestview, Fla. 32536.
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