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Edward F. Howard, Jr., 70, September 27, 2020, of Hines, IL, former longtime
resident, born and raised on the South Side of Chicago-Canaryville
neighborhood; Beloved father of Edward (Kerri) Howard, Deborah Howard, and
Shelly Howard; cherished grandfather Erica, Kerrigan, Kia, and Jamison;
great grandfather of Hudson and Myles; devoted son of the late Edward F. and
Mary Wright Howard, Sr.; dearest brother of Andrea (late Paul) Thornton,
Nancy (Jim "Putter") Hawes, Peggy (Bob) Aldape, MaryBeth (William) Demitro
and the late Daniel Howard, CPD -KILD, Sheila (late Jim) Goodeve ,and
Patricia (Mark) Linkowski; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews; special
godfather of Daniel Hawes.

Ed served his country in the U.S. Army in Korea during the Vietnam / Cold
War. He loved Chicago sports and was a diehard White Sox fan. He was also a
proud supporter of many Veterans organizations. Ed was a great story teller
and loved to make people laugh, was quite creative and was a gifted artist.
Member of Canaryville Veterans Association and William McKinley Post 23,
American Legion.

Services at McINERNEY CENTRAL CHAPEL, 4635 S. Wallace St., Chicago, IL,
where family and friends will gather on Friday, October 2, 2020, from 4 to 7
p.m. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, October 3, 2020, 9:30 a.m.,
at St. Gabriel Church, 600 W. 45th St., Chicago. Burial with Military Honors
Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 11 a.m., at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery,
Elwood, IL.

PLEASE NOTE THAT COVID19 RESTRICTIONS FOR MAXIMUM GATHERING:

50 PERSONS AT A TIME AT McINERNEY's, 100 PERSON AT ST. GABE'S, and 20
PERSONS AT NATIONAL CEMETERY, WILL BE OBSERVED. MASKS REQUIRED.

Please visit EDWARD F. HOWARD, JR. BOOK OF MEMORIES. To express your
thoughts or memories in the online guest book, visit www.chapelc.com or facebook.com/funeralmc. For information,
773-268-0703 or 773-581-9000.