Joseph M. "Joe" Howard

October 7, 1965 ~ May 5, 2022 (age 56)


Shinglehouse – Joseph Menroe (Joe) Howard, 56, passed away Thursday (May 05, 2022) at the Olean General Hospital, after a lengthy illness, with his loving family by his side.

He was the son of Leonard Menroe (Joe) and Cecelia F. (Pud) Taylor Howard.

Joe was a 1984 graduate of Oswayo Valley High School. He worked for Clyde Newton in Shinglehouse, Eldred and Mt. Jewett, Pure Carbon, Starcraft in Indiana and then at Olean Wholesale until his health started failing.

Joe Enjoyed cooking, hunting, digging leeks, frogging and trapping turtles. Joe was well known for his (Joe Howard Chicken BBQ’s), leek sausage, soup and dip, turtle soup, and homemade sauerkraut.

Surviving in addition to his mother is his brother Patrick (Billie Jo) Howard, and two sisters Bridget Graham and Stacey (Bob) Mertsock all of Shinglehouse. Many nieces and nephews; great nieces and great nephews who all loved Uncle Joe! Joe had many friends and some very close friends (you know who you are). Also, his beagle buddy “Zack.”

In addition to his father, Joe was predeceased by a brother Levernon Howard in 1961 and a sister Jody Ann Howard in 1996, Wyatt Enty (Great Nephew), Bobbie Jo Kellogg (Niece) and Jordan Howard (Nephew).

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church (Memorial Fund) P.O. Box 68 Shinglehouse, Pa. 16748.

A private graveside service will be held with Rev. Russell Horning officiating at The Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

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