John C. Howard

Merrimack, NH – John C. Howard, 71 passed away Friday, February 21, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack following a battle against cancer.

He was born in New York City on July 12, 1942, and lived most of his life in both MA and NH. He worked at Bemis in Pepperell, Mass., for many years as District Sales Manager and later as Plant Manager.

He was committed to helping people with developmental disabilities, joining The Plus Company Board in 1990, and the Gateways Board in 1993 working many hours supporting both. Although he was intolerant of mediocrity, he was also insightful and humorous.

John was an extremely generous and warm person. He, along with his son Bob, attended and enjoyed the many family events throughout the year.

He will be sorely missed by all.

John is survived by his son, Robert Howard, Nashua, NH, his daughter Connie Aizeki and grandchildren, Beckett and Ella, Boulder, Co, his sisters: Joyce and her husband John Guzik, Belchertown, MA, Joan Prime, Chelmsford, MA, Mona and Kenneth Gibbs Sr., Palmer, MA, Connie and her husband Tony Rocha, N. Chelmsford, MA. Also his cousins Susan Auger, Victor, NY and Jeff Randolph and his wife Teri, Dallas, TX and his many nieces and nephews.