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Scott Insinga PE/Asst.Princ. May 17, 2006

To the Howard Family,


I would like to pass my condolences once again for your loss. Bill and I are two of only three true Steelers fans here at the school and I will miss our conversations on every Monday. He the optimisitic fan, giving me, an assistant football coach and offensive ordinator for the school team, the calls that should have been made if he where the coach.


Bill was a good man, good friend, great teacher, ever greater Steelers Fan! 




Scott Insinga


Chrystena Ewen Teacher at LHS May 17, 2006

I was unable to attend the services for Bill, but would like to offer my sympathy to his family.  I am a teacher at Londonderry, but never really knew Bill before this year.  We were assigned "front door duty" together for the year.  Every morning we sat together at the front desk, writing passes for all of the kids who were late.  Sometimes we would have races, and he would oftne chide me for jumping ahead to write passes for the kids in line whose names I knew.  One particular student, who is always late, became a competition to see who would get to write his pass each day. 


I found him to be kind and humorous, and was impressed with what a great job he did with the kids in his classes.  No matter what problems in their lives or what trouble they got into, he always seemed to be encouraging them to get that work in and not to forget to make up that test.  They teased him often which shows how much they liked and cared about him - and I remember on the last morning that we were together, a student calling out affectionately "See ya baldy!" as he made his way off to class.


he is missed here and I am sure he is missed at home.  My thoughts are with all of you!

Funeral Home Fourth May 17, 2006
   May 3, 2006
You left us too soon, you will be missed and in our hearts forever.
   Chris & Judy Pappas

   May 3, 2006
Always ready to share a smile, a chortle or a full out belly laugh, the halls of LHS will echo with the memory of his positive friendly attitude.
   Katella aka Mother Goose (Londonderry, NH )

   May 3, 2006
Offering our deepest condolences during this time.
   The Staff of Connor-Healy Funeral Home (Manchester, NH )
Funeral Home Third May 17, 2006
May 4, 2006
Mr howard was a wonderful guy.He always new how to make people laugh.
He has to be one of the best math teachers i ever had. He taught so much & he was always there for me when i needed that extra help.
Im sorry to hear about his death. He will be in my prayers <3 <3
   Joselyn Michaels (Londonderry, NH )

   May 4, 2006

Mr howard was a wonderful guy. He always new how to make people laugh.
He has to be one of the best math teachers i ever had. He taught so much & he was always there for me when i needed that extra help.
Im sorry to hear about his death. He will be in my prayers <3 <3
   Joselyn Michaels (Londonderry, NH )

   May 4, 2006
Mr. Howard was my favorite math teacher freshman year, and he tought me a lot of things and I will always remember him as a great person from the times of us just just passing eachother in the halls and saying hi, to the times of us having a great conversation together. Mr. Howard we always be remembered from me and L.H.S may our prayers and thoughts be with you, you will always be remembered.
   Jonathan Hilane (Londonderry, NH )

   May 4, 2006
Mr Howard was an amazing teacher. He was always there for me and kept me inline when things went wrong. I could always go to him to talk and he was always there when things went wrong. I am so saddended to hear about Mr. Howards death. He is in my prayers.
   Janessa Rizzo (Londonderry, NH )

   May 4, 2006
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
   Carol Miller (Elton, PA )

   May 4, 2006
I am saddened by the loss of Bill. I will always remember his smile and the times that we shared working together at LHS. He will be missed by all that knew him. My deepest condolences to his family, friends, and students.
   Mary Hilton (Nashua, NH )

   May 4, 2006
Bill was my coworker at Voc. Rehab. He was my friend. He is truly missed by all. My deepest sympathy to his family, friends and coworkers. I will always remember his gentle ways and his sense of humor.
   Karen Rocklin-Weare (Weare, NH )

   May 4, 2006
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
   Wilfred Corriveau (Manchester, NH )

   May 3, 2006
Dear Howard family I am deeply sorry for your loss and am sad to hear that he has passed away at least he died knowing that he is going to a better place and am sorry he is gone he was always happy and in a jolly mood he cared much for every one around him and just the other day before he passed I made him a super hero online knowing he loved marvel comics and it put a smile to his face im sorry for your loss
   Jerry Zandarski (Londonderry, NH )

   May 3, 2006
I am very saddened to hear of the loss of Mr. Howard, a truly wonderful and patient teacher. I remember the first time we met I explained that there was no way my son Jerry was going to be able to do algebra or complex math calculations as he still had difficulty with simple addition and subtraction. Mr. Howard said that he will learn and assured me that he would work closely to help my son achieve those goals. He did. He worked a miracle that other teachers from years before were unable to accomplish! My heart is filled with sadness over the passing of a great man, person and teacher. My thoughts with all of you that were dear to him.
   Cynthia Caron (Londonderry, NH )
Funeral Home Second May 17, 2006
  May 5, 2006

   May 5, 2006
My deepest sympathies to "Wild Bill's" family. Bill was one of the most compassionate individuals that I have worked with while at Vocational Rehabilitation. Bill's sense of humor, smile, laugh, and ability to put things in prospective will always be with me. I cannot think of any professional that felt more deeply about those individuals he served or taught.
   Bill Ingram (Sanbornville, NH )

   May 5, 2006
Mr. Howard was an amazing teacher and an even more amazing man. He had such a wonderful relationship with my son, Michael, as he did with all his students. He will be missed in the classroom and in our hearts.
   Karen Lucas (Londonderry, NH )

   May 5, 2006
My cousin Billy Howard (because to us he's always going to be "Billy")was truly an uncommon person. He lived through a boatload of experiences that could have made him a mean or dark or angry person, but he had the strength of character to be the absolute opposite of that. He was a charming and gregarious and wonderfully loving man, totally devoted to his family. With his lovely bride Glenda, he created a warm, stable, loving home in which they raised three boys to be wonderfully intelligent, charming, and affectionate. Billy showed them how to be men of integrity and character, and they took his lessons to heart. Right now Billy is probably up in Heaven with my dad and Grandma Bollington, having a beer...which, at the moment, is only small consolation. His loss will be keenly felt, not only by his wife and sons and daughters-in-law, and the grandchildren that he so cherished, but throughout the network of family and friends that so love and value him. He leaves a hole that no one else could fill.

Thanks for making me laugh, Billy. Family gatherings will never be the same again.
   Jenny (Bollington) LaFortune (Phoenix, AZ )

   May 4, 2006
After spending this past weekend with their "Uncle Willy", Jenna, Jonathan, and Jason couldn't stop talking about the fun they had with him. We are all remembering the wonderful vacations spent staying at his house. Bill will be greatly missed ......although we couldn't travel the distance, know that our hearts are there with all of you.
With Love,
Jenna, Jonathan, and Jason
   Joy Tomlinson (Windber, PA )

   May 4, 2006
Bill was my best friend in High School and our friendship continued as we both attended different schools in Pittsburgh. Through the years we drifted apart, as so many friendships often do over time, taking its toll on us all. We will miss Bill deeply and he will be in our prayers.
   Lawrence Scislowicz (NC )

   May 4, 2006
Mr Howard was such an amazing Teacher. I got so close to him over the year. All i can do is think about all the good times i had with him. I always came in his classroom and no matter how grumpy i was he always made me smile. I never liked math but he taught me in a way i understood it and actually liked it. Math will never be the same and neither will lunch. Everday during lunch i spent it with mr Howard. Always caught up on work and read the newspaper with him. Mr howard to me wasnt only a teacher but a friend, All he talked about was his grandchildren and how proud he was. I have so many amazing memories to look back on and im honored i had him as a teacher. Mr howards family.. i am sorry and my prayers and thoughts are with you..
<3 Katie
   Kaitlan Balfour (Londonderry, NH )

   May 4, 2006
My condolences go out to the Howards. Bill was a great guy. He always knew how to make you laugh and had an easy-going spirit. He will be missed.
   Josh Turransky (Amherst, NH )

   May 4, 2006
Dear Howard Family,
We were so saddened by your loss. Our Manchester Family (Lynne, Ed, the boys and Jennifer) spoke of all of your family often and loved Bill's joking around. May you be surrounded by caring family and friends at this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
   Lorraine & Wayne Cilley (Franklin, NH )

   May 4, 2006

Our thoughts and prayers are with the William Howard family. We have been friends since the 1970's.
We send our love to you all
Carol and Jack Winters
   Jack Winters (Hollsopple, PA )
Funeral Home First May 17, 2006
Glenda, Dave, Seth & Aaron,

I am so sorry to hear about Bill! Thinking back to all the things that he did with us when we were kids, it does not surprise me that he became a fellow teacher. Scouts, coaching baseball or playing basketball at the school yard, Bill enjoyed every activity with his boys! One of my best memories of Bill was the day that he took Dave and me to Johnstown for an AAABA baseball game, complete with hotdogs at Coney Island. I still get sick to my stomach and chuckle as I recall Bill teasing me that the women serving the hotdogs would stack them all the way to their arm pits!!!

Our thoughts and prays are with you all,

Danny & Angie Pompa
   Dan Pompa (Greensburg, PA )

   May 9, 2006
Bill was a wonderful guy who added something to the lives of everyone he touched. He will be greatly missed here at LHS and our sympathies are with his family,loved ones and friends.
   Sheila Howley (londonderry, NH )

   May 7, 2006
Bill was an amazing teacher and friend. I learned a lot from him. Bill looked after me during my time teaching at LHS. We became very close friends. I always told him he was “my dad” at school. He looked out for me as a father would. Bill always knew how to inspire me to become a better person and teacher. I struggled a lot with life, and when I lacked confidence in myself, Bill would be there to pick up the pieces.

Blessed Be, Lisa (OCD)
   lisa girard (Goffstown, NH )

   May 6, 2006
you were more than just an uncle, you were a second father. you were there for me when i needed you. you always wanted the best for me, in sports and in life. you were always someone who truely cared. i know that families part as time goes on but you will always have a part in my memories and heart.

i am still sorry about the sparky, it was just a joke. You will never let forget. i know that you will get me back when i see you again. i love you.
   shane page (manchester, NH )

   May 6, 2006
To Glenda and Family:
With heartfelt sympathy, Bill will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Bill always went the extra mile for everyone. He could always see the practical side of things and the humorous side.
   June Kalipolites (Manchester, NH )

   May 6, 2006
Debbie and Family,
Please accept our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
   Barb and Terry Irons (South Fork, PA )

   May 5, 2006
I never knew Billy Howard very well. I remember him from family reunions many years ago and from seeing him again at Justin’s wedding.

He is at peace now but those that are left will surely feel the loss for years to come. My thoughts and prayers are for those that are left.

May you be comforted in knowing that he is in heaven with those that went before.
May you not concentrate on what is lost, or things you didn’t say, but on the experiences that you have.
May you take comfort in those around you, your family, your friends and your own life going forward.
May we all continue on to fight the good fight as Billy did and those before him did.
May we all strive to get the most out of every day, to brighten the lives around us and to continue to improve ourselves.

As my sister represents the remaining Bollington clan in this sad time, please know that even though the rest of us are not there physically, we are there with you and send you all our love and prayers.
   Paul Richard Bollington (Newhall, CA )

   May 5, 2006
Throughout my teenage years the Howard's served as my surrogate family. When I wanted to feel accepted all I had to do was show up and they would take care of the rest. I'll always remember Bill as a truly altruistic man that always wanted to help. I honestly don't know where I would be today if it were not for Bill, and everyone else in the Howard family, taking me under their wing and helping me in every possible way. Thank you all for everything. Bill, I will miss you, but you will never be forgotten.

"Wild Bill"
Thank you for being you
Doing all that you do
And allowing me to be me

Thank you for believing
Loving, caring, and seeing
That everyone is worthy

Thank you for all
The big and the small
The world will miss you Billy
   Tommy Chartier (Colorado Springs, CO )

   May 5, 2006
Debbie & Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences for the loss of your beloved brother and family member. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I truly understand your heartache and grief. If there is anything I can do for you, please feel free to call me.
Your Loving Friend
   Debbie Rose (Loretto, PA )

   May 5, 2006
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time.

Fondly, Candy and Peter Pappas
   Candy and Peter Pappas (Groton, CT )
Family First May 17, 2006
William "Wild Bill" R. Howard, 56, of Manchester, NH, died May 2, 2006, at Elliot Hospital, after a sudden illness.

Born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania on September 12, 1949, he was the son of William H. Howard and Nancy (Bollington) McCloskey. He resided in Pennsylvania before moving to Manchester twenty years ago.

Mr. Howard graduated from Conemaugh Township High School. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from The University of Pittsburgh in 1975 and a master of science degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Later, he earned a certificate in psychiatric-vocational rehabilitation from Boston University and a certificate in special education from the University of New Hampshire.

During the Vietnam War, Mr. Howard served with the United States Army.

Mr. Howard worked as vocational rehabilitation counselor with the State of New Hampshire for twenty years. Most recently, he worked as a special education teacher in mathematics at Londonderry High School.

Mr. Howard will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather who family was the center of his life.

Mr. Howard was an avid sports fan who especially enjoyed the Pittsburgh Steelers. He enjoyed reading and writing poetry, listening to music, yard sales, and gardening.

Family members include his wife of thirty-six years, Glenda J. (Chamberlian) Howard of Manchester; three sons, David Howard and his wife Valerie of Berwick, ME, Aaron Howard and his wife Stephanie of Laconia, NH and Seth Howard of Manchester, three grandchildren, Madison and Olivia Howard of Berwick, ME and Cole Howard of Laconia; two brothers, Jon Howard of Lancaster, Penn; Jodi Howard of Missouri; his sister, Debbie Howard of Johnstown, Penn; his mother of Penn; his step-father, Larry McCloskey and mother-in-law, Jean Chamberlian of Manchester; many nieces and nephews.

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