Born on January 18, 1941, in Phillipsburg, N.J., he was the son of the late William L. Howell Sr. and Ruth Stout Howell. He was also predeceased by a granddaughter, the late Jordan Andrews.
Mr. Howell worked in highway construction and was a member of Local 472 in Newark, N.J. He was also in the Philadelphia Phillies minor league system, playing for them from 1958 to 1961.
William is survived by his wife, Bernadine Fuller Howell, and daughters; Joni Howell Mora and husband Robert, Tefta Hanni, Donika Douris, Michele Howell, and Kristy Howell. He is also survived by grandchildren; Michael, Ryan, Danielle, Juliette, Amerikis, Gabrielle, Madeline, and Hayden, and great grandchildren; Summer, Mackenzie, and Brody. Mr. Howell is also survived by a sister, Louene Venesky.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, December 21, 2018, from 6-8pm at the Finegan Funeral Home at 302 Heckman Street in Phillipsburg, N.J. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at the funeral home at 10:00am. The interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, 160 E. Erie Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19134 or www.stchristopherhospital.com.