James Francis Howlett

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James Francis Howlett
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Date of Birth: 
September 17 1932
Date of Death: 
February 8 1996

James Francis Howlett, 63, of King, N.C., died Thursday, February 8, 1996, in Winston-Salem, N.C., following a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Francis and Josephine White Howlett and a brother, Paul John. He was born September 17, 1932 in Boston, Mass. He is survived by his wife, Ann Scott Koch Howlett; sister, Mrs Joseph (Eleanor) Bertolaccini of Brewer, Maine; his former wife, Patricia Fitzgerald Howlett; seven children, Mrs. Jeff (Ann) Hall of Pulaski, N.Y., Mrs. James (Mary) Plott of Pulaski, Va., Mrs. Biff (Joan) Medlin of Kernersville, N.C., John Howlett and daughter-in-law, Lucy of Pulaski, Va., Mrs. Paul (Barbara) Hayden of Richmond, Va., Mrs. Brian (Cara) Newman of High Point, N.C., and Brian Howlett of Kernersville, N.C.; two stepchildren, Nena Koch and son-in-law, Robert Hortie of Chicopee, Mass., and Scott Koch and daughter-in-law, Adeena of Tobaccoville, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Howlett graduated from Medford High School and Tufts University in Medford, Mass., he was awarded a BSEE degree and a commission as Ensign in the U.S. Navy. He received a masters degree in Management Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rochester, N.Y., Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program, Cambridge, Mass. He served in the U.S. Navy as chief engineer of the USS Greenwood. Mr. Howlett worked as Process Engineer for Combustion Engineering in the Nuclear Division. He became group leader of Project Engineering at the Hamilton Standard Division of United Aircraft Corporation. He moved into sales work as Sales Engineer at Kollmorgan Corporation, Inland Motor Corporation Subsidary. He then became Sales Manager of Cryonetics Corporation. Mr. Howlett returned to Inland Motor Corporation of Radford, Va. as Director of Marketing becoming Vice President. He became President in 1970. Mr. Howlett served as chairman of the Radford City School Board and is listed in Who's Who in Finance and Industry. He served on the Board of Directors of First and Merchants National Bank, Radford, Va. He served on the Board of Directors of St. Albans Hospital, former parishioner and Sunday School teacher of St. Jude Catholic Church and various civic organizations in Radford, Va. He was Past President of Electro-Craft a division of Robbins & Myers in Hopkins, Minn. He was owner and President of HM Systems, Inc. in development, design, and patent of brushless DC motors in Charlotte, N.C. A memorial Mass will be held Sunday, February 11, 1996, at 2 p.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church in Radford, Va. Father Jim Grealish will officiate. A memorial service will be held Monday, February 12, 1996, at 2 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church in King, N.C. Father John Shields will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials gifts be made to St. Elizabeth Church in King, N.C. (Slate Funeral Home, King, N.C.) HUFF, Timothy Edward, 32, of Christiansburg, died Wednesday, February 7, 1996, as the result of a construction accident. The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday from the Merrimac Pentecostal Holiness Church, conducted by the Rev. Jerry Sloss, with burial in the Belmont Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to the Christiansburg Rescue Squad, Box 176, Christiansburg, Va. 24073. Arrangements are being handled by Richardson-Horne Funeral Home.

February 10, 1996

Place of Birth: 
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Death: 
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Primary State of Residence: 
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

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