Smethport- Martin M. Howard “Loving Father, Grandfather and Brother”
Martin M. Howard of 3470 Route 46, passed away on Monday, June 19, 2023 at the Olean General Hospital following an illness.
Marty was born on July 10, 1938 in Shinglehouse, PA and was the son of Melford and Erma Bell Wheeler Howard. He was formerly married to Ellen Marie Cooper. On March 11, 1967 in the Free Methodist Church in Duke Center, PA he married his wife of 42 years June Marie Stoling who predeceased him in August 2008.
Marty became a truck driver right out of high school for Andrews Salvage and then for Haliburton for several years. He then began working at Pittsburgh Corning in Port Allegany for about 4 years before returning to truck driving. Marty was always working on cars and trucks which lead him to opening Howards Keystone with his brother in Bradford, PA which he ran for many years. He then returned back to work at Haliburton where he retired from in 1989 after over 10 years of service. Throughout Marty’s life he would travel around to many churches filling in for the Pastors. He then became an ordained minister on November 15, 2003 for the Apostolic Lighthouse Assembly of Jesus Christ.
Marty is survived by; 2 children, M. Daniel (Debbie) Howard of Bradford, PA and Linda M. Goodrich of Franklin, PA; several grandchildren including, Anthony, Shannon, Christal and April; 8 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson; he had several brothers and sisters.
Along with his wife, June, Marty was predeceased by his parents and 2 sons, Robert and Frank Howard.
As per Marty’s request there will be no services at this time. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery in Smethport. Arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean Online condolences may be made at www.letromcintoshspinkfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741