On June 27, 2017, in Scottsdale, AZ, Ken passed away and was reunited with his wife of 61 years, Marjorie Lou, who preceded him in death in 2007. Ken was born in Fairbury, NE, on July 12, 1924. He is survived by his son, Woody (Diane), two grandchildren, Ryan (Ann) and Jaime Mandarino (Steve) and six great grandchildren; Rachel, Jacob and Andrew Howe and Luke, Lily and Michael Mandarino. Ken served his country in the Air Force as a combat fighter pilot during WWII. He never met a stranger and had life-long friends. He loved cars and airplanes and a good martini. His family was his pride and joy and they never tired of listening to his stories. Facts never got in the way of a good story. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, July 10, 2017 at 10:00 am at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018 with a reception to follow in Fr. Feeney Hall. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Timothy Catholic School, 2520 N. Alma School Road, Mesa, AZ 85210 or St. John Bosco Catholic School, 16035 S. 48th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85048. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.
I would like to express my deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family of Kenneth Howe. I am truly sorry for the lost that your family is feeling. Experiencing the lost of a beloved family member is one of the hardest thing that any of us can go thru. And because of that my thoughts and prayers are with your family. Take comfort in knowing that God never intent for us to deal with sickness or death. But have assure in the wonderful memories that God holds out to us. He promise each of us that very soon he is going to reunite us back with all those loved ones that we have lost. (John 5:28,29) Until that time, cherish all the wonderful memories that you have of Mr. Kenneth. These precious memories will console the family in the day’s ahead.