Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Howe, James H. III James H. Howe

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Howe, James H. III James H. Howe

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Howe, James H. IIIJames H. Howe, III, a resident of Palm Beach, Florida, died on Monday, November 19, 2012, at the age of 89, from complications of cancer at his St. Louis home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martha Grant Howe and Nelson H. Howe, and his stepmother, Eleanor Lawther Howe. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Elizabeth Betty Scudder Howe and their five children: Susan Howe Dubin (Ron) of Greenwich, Connecticut, Marie Howe Sprague (Dan) of Lexington, Kentucky, along with Nelson H. Howe II (Cathy), Rebecca Becky Howe Hailand (Arthur) and James H. Howe IV (Mary), all residing in St. Louis. His pride and joy were his nine grandchildren: Elizabeth Kelly Freeman, Diana Maxwell Kelly, Justin Howe Kearns, Catherine Filley Howe, Elizabeth Bunn Hailand, Arthur G. Hailand IV, Henry Howe Hailand, Melissa Brenton Howe, and James H. Howe V. He is also survived by his sister, Eleanor N.L. Howe of Palm Beach, Florida, and a step-brother John D. Adams of Medford, Oregon. He was preceded in death by his step-sister, Sallie Adams Wilson. Born on February 16, 1923 in St. Louis, he graduated from St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS) and Washington University. After college, he joined the United States Navy attaining the rank of LTJG and served in World War II as Captain of an LCI in the Pacific. After the war and his discharge from the Navy, he began working at the family business, LewisHowe Co., whose principal product was Tums, and after serving as the President and Chairman of the Board for many years, he retired in the 1980's. He was devoted to his elementary school, Rossman School, having served on the Board and Advisory Board for decades. He was involved in the pivotal decision to move the school from the then Delmar campus to Conway Road in the early 1960's and the fundraising to do so. …

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