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Clifford N. Howard

October 7, 1926 ~ August 11, 2019 (age 92)

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Clifford N. Howard, 92, of Greensburg, formerly of Jeannette died Sunday, August 11, 2019, at his home at Redstone Highlands.  He was born in Jeannette on October 7, 1926, a son of the late Norman L. Howard and Hazel Garver Howard.  Clifford graduated from Jeannette High School in 1944.  He enlisted in the Air Force in 1945 and was a WWII veteran.  Prior to retirement, he was co-owner and vice president of Howard Gasoline and Oil Company of Harrison City.  He was a member and ruling elder of First Presbyterian Church of Jeannette and later belonged to First Presbyterian Church, Greensburg.  He was a Mason and belonged to Jeannette Lodge #750 F&M and a member of Jeannette Rotary Club where he received the Paul Harris Award.  Clifford also was a member and treasurer of Ducks Unlimited, Forbes Trail Chapter and he was on the board of the Loyalhanna Watershed Association.  He liked to hunt and fish and enjoyed woodworking and making stained glass.  With his woodworking skills, he made name signs for his family and friends.  He also made pizzelles and gave them to his neighbors at Redstone Highlands.  Clifford was a philanthropist and gave to many charities and he was always there to help many people in business and everyday life.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Grace Ellen Jepsen Howard; his brother, Eugene Howard, sister, Shirley Howard and great granddaughter, Riley Howard.  Clifford is survived by his son Thomas C. Howard (Michelle) and his daughter, Sharon L. Johnson (Ralph); his grandchildren, Andrew Howard (Alisha), Nicole Howard Gagan (Josh), Melissa Johnson Woodward (Max) and Juliann Johnson; his great grandson, Ryan Howard.  Family and friends will be received on Wednesday from 4-8 pm at Kepple-Graft Funeral Home, 524 North Main Street, Greensburg.  Clifford’s funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 am in the funeral home with Rev. Niki Atkinson officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Loyalhanna Watershed Association, 6 Old Lincoln Highway West, Ligonier, PA 15658.  For online condolences and information, please visit

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August 14, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kepple Graft Funeral Home
524 N Main St
Greensburg, PA 15601

Funeral Service
August 15, 2019

11:00 AM
Kepple Graft Funeral Home
524 N Main St
Greensburg, PA 15601


Loyalhanna Watershed Association
6 Old Lincoln Highway West, Ligonier PA 15658

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