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Howard E. McKinnon

Howard E. McKinnon, age 74, 809 Cherry Hill Road, Bloomsburg, died at 5:17 a. m. Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at the Emmanuel Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Danville, where he was a patient.

Born in East Orange, New Jersey on October 16, 1942, the only child of the late Howard and Genevieve (Labieniec) McKinnon.

Howard was a 1960 graduate of New Britain High School, New Britain, Conn. And a 1964 graduate of the University of Connecticut where he was a member of the R.O.T.C. program. Following college he served as a captain with the U. S. Army for three years. He saw duty in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. He resided in Bloomsburg since 1967.

He was the President of the former  Berwick Forge & Fabricating Co., Berwick and later was employed by Alta Enterprises, Bethlehem as a sales representative, retiring in 2013.

Howard was a member of St. Columba Catholic Church, Bloomsburg, where he served as the first basketball coach. He also belonged to the Frosty Valley Country Club, Danville, Bloomsburg Elks Lodge 436; and the Valley of Bloomsburg Post 273, American Legion.

He served as a director of the Bloomsburg University Foundation for many years and was honored by the University by being named an honorary alumnus in 1988.

Surviving are his wife, the former Judith M. Aiudi, with whom he celebrated his 51st wedding anniversary on May 22, 2016;  a daughter, Tracie, wife of George Foutrakis, Oxford; a son, Jeffrey McKinnon, and his wife Deanna, Bloomsburg; six grandchildren: Nicholas, Krista, Joseph and Leah Foutrakis and Kyra and Connor McKinnon. He was the last of his immediate family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 11:30 a. m. in St Columba Catholic Church, 342 Iron St., Bloomsburg by his pastor, Monsignor Robert E. Lawrence. Interment in New Rosemont Cemetery with military honors by the combined Veterans group.

Friends may call on Saturday from 9-11 a. m. at the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg.

The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to the staff of the Emmanuel Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation for their compassion and the love extended to Howard during his stay.

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I was thinking of Howard today; for no reason in particular he came to my mind. He had a room across from my dad's at Emmanuel and I often visited him and always enjoyed chatting with him. I looked up his obituary and just watched the very nice tribute video. Not sure if anyone will see this as it's been almost 6 years ago since his passing, but wanted to let you know that he was being thought of remembered fondly.
October 7, 2022
Yvonne Delnis

Yvonne A Delnis Oct 7 2022 3:17 PM

I was looking online this evening, to see if Howard was still living in Bloomsburg. I was shocked to find out that he had passed, on the day after my birthday. I consider Howard to be a very good friend, though we have not spoken in quite a few years. Howard was one of the folks who made my stay at Bloomsburg University such a pleasure. Howard and I spent a lot of time laughing about life and our senses of humor mirrored each other. He was a joy to be around. He has a wonderful family, who he adored. Judy and the kids brought so much pleasure to his life and he to theirs. I was fortunate to spend time with them, through my work with the YMCA Elementary Basketball program. Remember the All-Star trip to Pottstown? We all had a lot of fun. Howard was a remarkable businessman. I remembered talking to him about obtaining funds for his business and him laughing about the absurdity of attempting to borrow that much money, but had the confidence in himself and the concern for the community to attempt such a monumental task. The world has lost a good one! Rest in peace my friend. You added a lot to the quality of my life and to many others, Im certain.

Judy, Tracie and Jeffrey find peace and solace in the memories of a wonderful husband, father and friend. He loved you all dearly. God bless you all during this difficult time.

Vincent Jenkins

Vincent W. Jenkins Feb 13 2017 12:00 AM

Judy, Carole and I were saddened to hear of Howie's passing. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. God Bless.

Rich and Carole

Rich and Carole Marzi Dec 2 2016 12:00 AM

Judy, Tracie, and Jeffrey our deepest sympathy and sorrow for your loss, in this difficult time. Our prayers are with you and the family. Sincerely, Frank and Geri Glaser

Frank and Geri Glaser Dec 2 2016 12:00 AM

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Loving prayers and hugs to all of you! The Grassi Family

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Expression of Sympathy Dec 1 2016 12:00 AM

Jeff, my sincere condolences to you and your family. Please have comfort in knowing that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Sherry Emershaw Dec 1 2016 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Dec 1 2016 12:00 AM

To all of Howard's family, we would like to express our deepest sympathy and sorrow for your loss. Howard was a great friend since childhood and the memories of so much fun ( and some mischief ) will be treasured forever. As adults I always looked forward for his visits to Connecticut. It would always be enjoyable, interesting and more fun. I will truly miss him but I know he is in God's loving arms. Sheila would like to add that although she has known both Howard and Judy only for a short time, they have touched her life deeply and will always be in her heart of prayers. We love you Howard. John and Sheila

John and Sheila Nov 30 2016 12:00 AM

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