Sidney “Sid" C. Howard, 88, of Huron, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.
He was born July 22, 1924. in Columbus, son of the late Sidney C. and Catherine (Touranteau') Howard. He moved to Huron in 1955.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jean (Davis) Howard; son, Jeffrey Howard (Anna Smith), of Huron; daughter Jan (Bill) Simsa, of Findlay; grandchildren, Shannon Howard, of Sandusky, Nathan Simsa, of Findlay, and Zachary Simsa, of Bartlett, Ill.; sister Dorothy (Howard) Flynn of Worthington, Ohio; great-grandchildren Rayne, Talan and Makenna;
along with several nieces and nephews.
Sid served in WWII in the 47th Regiment as a heavy machine gunner in Okinawa, Iwo Jima, Japan, (where he witnessed the flag being raised atop Mount Suribachi) and Tinian Islands where he received the Purple Heart Medal.
Sid retired in 1991 from Crane Rental Service in Sandusky, as a member of Ohio Operating Engineers Local 18. While at Crane Rental Service he worked many times at Cedar Point installing new rides as well as numerous other work sites.
In Sid's younger years, he raced stock cars at Sandusky Speedway and other various race tracks with the No. XSl ,No. 292, and No. 55 winning the checkered flag many times.
Sid's hobbies included boating, hunting, bowling and raising his children. He was an excellent and patient father. He also owned Appaloosa horses with his wife and children and traveled the circuit showing them. He was a 4-H advisor for many years. He was active in the Huron Booster Club while his children where in school and ran the chains for many Tiger football games. He was a member of the Huron Yacht Club and served as commodore in1995.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Curtis Howard, of Columbus, and his sister, Anita Baker, of Lorain.
At the request of the deceased, cremation has taken place with private burial at Scott Cemetery. Foster Furneral Home and Crematory, Huron, is handling arrangements.
The family would like to invite you to a "Celebration of Sid's life' at the Angry Bull Steakhouse, Huron, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 27.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Erie County, 1911 Superior St., Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be share at fosterfh.com